Caroline County Bird Club meeting Thursday, January 17, 2019 presents "What do Birds Eat?: Biodiversity for Birds"

Come join us  Thursday, January 17 – 
  7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton.

 Our guest presenter will be Ashley Kennedy, a PhD student, Tallamy Lab, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, U. of Delaware.   Her presentation is  “What Do Birds Eat?:  Biodiversity for Birds .”

This is part of an exciting, ongoing research project, which needs citizen scientists to help.

All our activities are free and open to the public.

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Caroline County Bird Club is the winner of the 2018 Big Sit! Golden Bird Prize fromn Swarovski Optik

The Caroline County Bird Club was selected as the winner of the 2018 Big Sit! Golden Bird Prize from Swarovski Optik.  The award is a $500 check from Swarovski to put toward the conservation project/program of the Club’s choice.

The Big Sit! is an annual, international, noncompetitive birding event hosted by Bird Watcher's Digest.   The Big Sit! is like a Big Day or a bird-a-thon in that the object is to tally as many bird species as can be seen or heard within 24 hours within an area 17 feet in diameter. Bird Club members are stationed there from dusk to sunset tallying as many bird species that can be seen or heard.  Caroline County Bird Club’s 2018 Big Sit! was held at the Adkins Arboretum’s Wetlands Overlook near the Visitors Center.

The Golden Bird species (chosen at random from among all species seen by U.S. Big Sit teams) was the black-and-white warbler. All circles in the U.S. that saw the black-and-white warbler were entered into a hat at the winter meeting of the New Haven Bird Club in Connecticut (owners of the Big Sit! trademark).

The Caroline County Bird Club is a chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society.  The Club plans to use this prize money to work on some local projects, which are still in the planning stage.  One project would be to work on upgrading the trails of the MOS Myrtle Simon Pelot Sanctuary, located near Greensboro. Another is to continue support of the Youth MOS Club.  The YMOS was established to make the world of birds accessible to school age youth, facilitating communication among youth birders throughout Maryland, providing opportunities for young birders to get started in birding and to help develop their skills, and to provide educators with resources and opportunities to implement programs.


Caroline County Bird Club November 15, 2018 program on Youth Birding in Maryland

Please join the Caroline County Bird Club at our next meeting on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

Daniel and Jonathan Irons will give us a presentation on "Youth Birding in Maryland"
7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton.

Let's turn out to support our fabulous young birders!  Also, there is a rumor that there will be homemade cookies .....

All our events are free and open to the public.
For more information about the Youth Maryland Ornithlogical Society, better known as YMOS, go to https://mdbirds.org/young-birders/


Caroline County Bird Club invites you to join them at their BIG Sit! on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Adkins Arboretum

The Big Sit will be at the AdkinAboretum's Wetlands Overlook near the Visitor Center.  

Bird Club members will be stationed there from dusk to sunset tallying as many bird species that can be seen or heard from a 17 foot diameter of the main dock area of the Wetlands Overlook. 

The Club has pledged $1.00 per bird with the proceeds to go to Adkins Arboretum.  The Club welcomes additional pledges and help with the count.  

The event is free and open to everyone.  Bring your binoculars and scopes and dress appropriately.  Bring a chair and something to eat and drink if you plan to stay a while.


Caroline County Bird Club's upcoming Fall 2018 events

Saturday, September 8, 2018.  MOS Board meeting – Easton. Caroline County Bird Club helping Talbot Bird Club host. Refreshments will be provided. 
Time and location coming soon.

Sunday, September 9, 2018.  Wayne Bell leading a Bird Walk for Adkins Arboretum.  8 am – 11 am Meet in the Arboretum parking lot at 8 am.  Directions - http://www.adkinsarboretum.org/visit_us/

Saturday, September 15, 2018. Fall Bird Count.   Contact Debby Bennett at dabennett1996@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 20, 2018.  Program. Austin K. Lester presenter. American Kestrel Nest Box program in New Castle County.
7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 . Trip.  Bird Banding observation in Chestertown.  Jim Gruber, Bander.  8:00 AM.  Great for kids.  Adults welcome too. To register and for directions, contact Danny Poet at (410)827-8651 or birder231@hotmail.com. 

Sunday, October 14, 2018.  Caroline’s Big Sit.  Location: Location:  Adkins Arboretum boardwalk.  Will run from early morning to early evening for some owling.  

Thursday, October 18, 2018.  Program. Marcia Watson presenter.  “Rediscovering the MOS Sanctuaries: From Mountains to Saltmarsh”.
7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton. 

Thursday, November 15, 2018. Program. Daniel and Jonathan Irons, presenters. "Youth Birding in Maryland".
7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton. 


Caroline County Bird Club program on Gardening for Clean Water and Butterflies March 15, 2018

Come to the Caroline County Bird Club's March 15 program at the Caroline County Public Library, Denton, MD at 7:30 pm.  All our programs and events are free and open to the public.

Gardening for Clean Water and Butterflies
            Invite  butterflies and pollinators to your yard, deck, patio or balcony!  Explore  the life history of a variety of  Delmarva native  butterflies with a focus on how to invite these beneficial insects to your neighborhood.   Tips on landscaping  properties, big or small, with attractive native plants  to  support  butterfly  habitat  and help  to reduce pollution in our local  waterways.   Learn the easy steps toward creating a NWF  Certified Wildlife HabitatTM.   

            Presented by Alice Mohrman, Education Coordinator and Certified Wildlife HabitatTM  Outreach at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, Delaware Nature Society.

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