On April 28, 2012 for the second year in a row the Caroline County Bird Club gave a birding program at the Girl Scout camp [Camp Todd] on Beauchamp Branch Road near Denton as part of their Earth Day celebration. Several members of our chapter gave a short talk about birds that can be found at the camp, bird nests and how to use binoculars from about 9:00 AM till 12:30 PM. We had three groups of scouts come through our station. Below list is a combo of before, during and after our program. A quick note: Camp Todd is open to public birding but birders must first get advance permission from Ranger Bob Foote.
In early 2011 the Caroline County Bird Club published a bird list for the camp of the most commonly found birds there. Habitat there includes woods, lake, overgrown fields and hedgerows. Copies of the bird list are available at the camp in a metal box behind a sign near the parking area. Birds seen or heard that day are as follows:
Great Blue Heron 1 flyover carrying a stick Canada Goose 12 including several newly hatched young Turkey Vulture 1 Osprey 2 Killdeer 2 Spotted Sandpiper 3 Greater yellowlegs 2 Solitary Sandpiper 1 Mourning Dove 1 Chimney Swift 1 Red bellied woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker 2 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Eastern Phoebe 2 Tree Swallow 4 Barn Swallow 12 Bank Swallow 12 Blue Jay 1 American Crow 2 Carolina Chickadee 2 Tufted Titmouse 2 Carolina Wren 1 House Wren 1 first of the year for me , At a nestbox Eastern Bluebird 2 Wood Thrush 1 singing out by Rt 16 on my way back out American Robin 3 Brown Thrasher 2 Chipping Sparrow 2 White throated Sparrow 12 girls got to hear some of them singing in the trees Red winged Blacbird 2 Brown headed Cowbird 2 Happy Birding Danny Poet Queenstown,Maryland birder231@hotmail