Wayne Bell leading Bird Migration Walk at Adkins Arboretum Sept 10, 2016

Please come to a Bird Migration Walk at Adkins Arboretum Sept 10, 2016 from 8 am - 10 am lead by Wayne Bell. Caroline County Bird Club and Adkins Arboretum members are free. The Adkins Arboretum asks that all others pay $5. 

For more information about the walk, Fall Native Plant Sale, and Night out at the Nursery, go to https://adkinsarboretumorg.presencehost.net/programs_events/event_calendar.html


Caroline County Bird Club's Fall 2016 schedule

All our events are free and open to the public!  Please join us!

Saturday, September 10 , 2016.  Bird Migration Walk. Adkins Arboretum.  Leader:  Wayne Bell. 
8 am - 10 am
This program revised, combining our scheduled walk with that of Adkins Arboretum.

Thursday, September 15, 2016.  Program.  Eli Anders presents a program on his Hog Island Field Ornithology/Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens camp experience.
7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton.

Saturday, September 17, 2016. Fall Bird Count.   Contact Debby Bennett at dabennett1996@gmail.com.

Sunday, September 25 , 2016 . 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. 

Saturday, October 8, 2016 .  Caroline.  Big Sit.  Location:  Martinak State Park.  Exact location TBA.         Will run from early morning to early evening for some owling.  Details will be listed on our Facebook page and Blog.

Saturday, October 15, 2016.   Bird Walk at Tuckahoe State Park. Leader:  Danny Poet.  Meet at Queen Anne’s side parking lot near boat ramp at 8 am. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016.  Program.  Dana Limpert presents An Update on white-nose syndrome and bat populations in Maryland.
7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton. 

Saturday, November 5, 2016. Trip to Bombay Hook.  Danny Poet and Debby Bennett leaders. Meet at Denton Walmart parking lot at 7:30 am to car pool.

Thursday, November  17, 2016. Program.  TBA
7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton. 

Saturday, December 17, 2016. Christmas Bird Count. Coordinator:  Steve Westre.   (410)479-0338 or swestre26@comcast.net                                                                           
For more information about birding and the Caroline County Bird Club, go to:  http://carolinebirdclubmos.blogspot.com

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Shorebirds found in Caroline County, Maryland May 17, 2016

Danny Poet and Steve Westre found the following on May 17, 2016 in Caroline County

Knifebox Rd and Whites Lane southeast of Greensboro

Black Bellied plover  79
Dunlin     35
Semipalmated Plover  21
Short billed Dowitcher    52
Greater Yellowlegs 7
Lesser Yellowlegs  7
Least Sandpiper  7
Ruddy Turnstone    2
Laughing Gull     9
Barn Swallow  1
Tree Swallow    8
Purple Grackle 2

Danny also found the following

Another puddle on Knife Box across the road from Mail box 12131

Glossy Ibis    2
Greater Yellowlegs     14
Lesser Yellowlegs        3
Mallard       1
Great Blue Heron     1
American Crow    2

A puddle near Ridgely on Sparks Road  east of intersection of  Mason Branch Road

1 Solitary Sandpiper


Caroline County Bird Club Pelot Sanctuary cleanup April 2, 2016

As part of Project Clean Stream Day,  the  Caroline County Bird Club will be holding a garbage cleanup of the Myrtle Simon Pelot  Sanctuary and nearby area  on Saturday, April 2  in conjunction with the Friends of Gravelly Branch. 

All volunteers welcome!  Dress appropriately and bring work gloves if possible.

This sanctuary was purchased in 1972 using a bequest to the Maryland Ornithological Society from Mrs. Myrtle Pelot of Ridgely, MD. It is approximately 60 acres of deciduous swamp forest varying from 9 to 20 feet above sea level.

Originally the land was part of an old mill property with Draper Mill Road forming the dam, which impounded Gravelly Branch. The dam washed out in 1937, and the rich pond sediments now support a thriving forest. It is located in the Red Bridges area of the Choptank River, an area that local birders have enjoyed for years. Pelot Sanctuary is an oasis for flowers, birds, and other fauna in the midst of a predominantly agricultural area.

A marked trail begins at the sanctuary sign and there is a rest area with benches approximately 200 yards in on the left. There is parking  along the road near the bridge.

  • From Rt 313 in Greensboro, turn east onto Whiteleysburg Rd (Rt 314).
  • Left on Wothers Rd, then Right on Boyce Mill Rd.
  • Left on Drapers Mill Road - look for sanctuary sign on the right.


Caroline County Bird Club's Winter - Spring 2016 Schedule

All our programs and birding events are free and open to the public.  Come join us!

Thursday, January 21 - Movie.  "Saving Songbirds".  Join outdoor adventurer Willem Lange as he meets those colorful and melodic migratory birds like the black-throated blue warbler, and the researchers who employ creative means to assess the health of bird populations.   
7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton.
                                                                         Photo by Danny Poet

Thursday, February 18 – Program.   “Wild Bees and the Environment” presented by Sam Droege, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.  His current research activities include work on developing native bee survey techniques and monitoring programs.    
7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton.

Thursday, March 17 – Program.  Update on Tuckahoe & Martinak State Parks along with Scales and Tales presented by Park Manager John Ohler.
7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton.

Thursday, April 21 –  Program.   “Status of the Red Knot” presented by Michael Hudson, Founder of Friends of the Red Knot.  The Red Knot was recently added as a threatened subspecies under the Endangered Species Act and was voted the 2015 “Shorebird of the Year” before this year’s World Shorebirds Day in September.
7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton.

                                                                     Photo by Bill Dalton  

Saturday, May 14 –Caroline. May Bird Count.  Contact Debby Bennett at 410-829-4952 or dabennett1996@gmail.com for more information.

Thursday, May 19 –  Program.  Members Night at Martinak State Park.  Includes a walk at dusk with Ranger Dave Reinecke.
7:30 PM, Martinak State Park Visitor’s Center.

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