Caroline County Bird Club's Nov 8, 2015 bird walk results

November 8, 2015  Lynch Preserve, Two Johns, Preston, MD  
4 observers        
Leaders  Debby Bennett and Danny  Poet

Best birding was at the edge of the preserve at the end of Robins Creek Road.

More info about the preserve - http://www.eslc.org/land-preservation/preserves/


DC Cormorant  1
Tundra Swan    6
Canada Goose      15
Ring Billed Gull  15
American Crow   12
Turkey Vulture     5
Black Vulture        4
Northern Harrier    1
Sharp shinned Hawk    4
Bald Eagle          4 adult       1 immature
Red shouldered Hawk        2
Red tailed Hawk           1
Red bellied Woodpecker      1
Downy Woodpecker          2
Hairy Woodpecker          1
Pileated Woodpecker     1
Carolina Chickadee       4
Tufted Titmouse             3
Brown Creeper           4
White breasted Nuthatch      3
Carolina Wren        1
Golden Crowned Kinglet          4
Cedar Waxwing       20
Mockingbird         1
Brown  Thrasher    1
Catbird                  1
Robin            20
Eastern Bluebird     1
Hermit Thrush     6
Cardinal       2
Goldfinch         3
Tree Swallow    20
Red Winged Blackbird   30
Cowbird                  1
Dark Eyed Junco          1
White throated Sparrow        5


Caroline County Bird Club welcomes Autumn-Lynn Harrison as presenter for their November 19, 2015 program

Please join us!  Special presentation by Autumn-Lynn Harrison, the Program Manager of the Migratory Connectivity Project and a research scientist at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

Thursday, November 19 -  7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton. 


Caroline County Bird Club bird walk Sunday, Nov 8, 2015

Caroline County Bird Club invites you to join us Sunday, November 8, 2015 for a bird walk at the Lynch Preserve, Two Johns.

Leaders:  Debby Bennett & Danny Poet.

 Park and meet at the end of Robins Creek Road at 8 am.

For more information about the preserve, go to:  http://www.eslc.org/land-preservation/preserves/

All Caroline County Bird Club events are free and open to the public.


Caroline County Bird Club mourns the passing of long time member Ethel Engle

Ethel Quidas Engle of Preston, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at her home. She was 92 years old.

She was born on July 2, 1923, on Wings Landing Farm in Preston, the daughter of the late Frederick Quidas and Fannie Worm Quidas. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-nine years, Wilber Engle on March 5, 2013.

Ethel graduated from Preston High School with the class of 1940. During World War II she was employed by E.I. DuPont. She worked with her husband as a grain and poultry farmer. She also served as a caregiver in private homes and the hospital.

She was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Preston where she had served as president of the Ladies Aid and the Sunday School Superintendent. Ethel also enjoyed being part of the Preston Community Club, the Rainbow Garden Club, Caroline County Bird Club, and Upper Shore Genealogy Society.

Ethel is survived by her three children, Irene E. Wheatley and her husband, Richard of Federalsburg, Richard Wilber Engle and his wife, Peggy of Preston, Timothy Lewis Engle and his wife Christine of Federalsburg, three grandchildren, Joanna Durando and her husband Anthony of Federalsburg, Scott Engle and his wife Lindsey, of Virginia Beach, Anna Engle of College Park, two great-granddaughters, and Kalei and Zoe Durando of Federalsburg, two sisters-in-law, Katherine Engle and Milly Quidas, and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two children, Alan Lee Engle and Eileen Ellen Engle, five siblings, Marie Watts, Otto Robert Quidas, Josephine Engle, Irene Stanley, Bertie Plutschak, and Alan Quidas.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg with Reverend Thomas Becker officiating. Interment will follow at Junior Order Cemetery in Preston. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Memorial contributions can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 39, Preston, MD 21655 or Caroline Hospice, 613 S. 5th Ave., Denton, MD 21629.

This obituary is from Framptom Funeral Home.  To share memories with the family please visit www. framptom.com.


Caroline County Bird Club's October 2015 events

Saturday, October 10, 2015 .  Caroline.  Big Sit.  Location: Adkins Arboretum’s Wetlands Overlook. Will run from dawn to dusk. 

Thursday, October 15 –  Program.  “Forest birds and their habitats: 30 years of change on the Delmarva".  Ron Gutberlet, presenter.
7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton.  

Saturday, October 17 -   Bird Walk at Tuckahoe State Park. Leader:  Danny Poet.  Meet at Queen Anne’s side parking lot near boat ramp at 8 am. 

Caroline County Bird Club and Adkins Arboretum holding a Big Sit Saturday, Oct 10, 2015

Caroline County Bird Club is participating in the 2015 Big Sit Saturday, Oct 10 from dawn to dusk at the Adkins Arboretum's Wetland Overlook, which is located near the entrance of the Visitor Center.

Everyone is invited to attend! Dress for the weather and bring binoculars and spotting scopes if you have them.  Bring food and something to drink as well.

Adkins Arboretum is our partner this year. For every bird we get, the Caroline County Bird Club will donate $1 to Adkins Arboretum. Come join us for the fun!


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Caroline County Bird Club's September 2015 schedule

Sunday, September 6, 2015.  Bird Walk. Tuckahoe State Park – Adkins Arboretum. Leader: Eli Anders.   Meet at the Caroline County side of Lake parking lot on Cherry Lane at 8 am.  For more information, contact Debby Bennett dabennett1996@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 17, 2015.  Program.   Bird Quiz by Danny Poet and members.  Refresh your bird identification skills in a fun way.
7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton.

Saturday, September 19, 2015. Fall Bird Count.   Contact Debby Bennett at  dabennett1996@gmail.com.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 ¬ Trip.  Bird Banding observation at the Chester River Field Research Station near 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.  (Canada Warbler photo compliments of Chester River Field Research Station)


Caroline County Bird Club's May meeting - Thursday, May 21, 2015 – Members Night at Martinak State Park.

Caroline County Bird Club's May meeting - Thursday, May 21 – Members Night at Martinak State Park. Includes a walk at dusk with our favorite Park Ranger, Dave Reinecke.

7:30 PM, Martinak State Park Visitor’s Center.

For directions and information about Martinak State Park, please visit:  http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/eastern/martinak.aspx


Caroline County Bird Club members volunteered at Camp Todd's Earth Day April 18, 2015

There are a lot more great photos on our Facebook page -

 Photo by Danny Poet

Here are some of the birds we saw, including a new species to add to our Birds of Camp Todd checklist - Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Great Blue Heron    3
Wood Duck 2
Mallard      1
Turkey Vulture   6
Black Vulture      8
Osprey 1
Red shouldered Hawk      2
Killdeer      2
Laughing Gull    12
Ring Billed Gull   1
Downy  Woodpecker      1
Red Bellied Woodpecker     1
Pileated Woodpecker    2
Eastern Phoebe       2
Blue Jay    2
 A. Crow    2
Fish Crow    1
Barn Swallow     2
Northern Rough Winged Swallow     2
Carolina Wren       1
Tufted Titmouse      2
C. Chickadee    2
Yellow rumped Warbler   5
Brown Headed Cowbird   2
Chipping Sparrow   4
White throated  Sparrow     2
Dark Eyed Junco         1


Caroline County Bird Club program April 16, 2015 - Birds of the Pacific Northwest

Don't miss Caroline County Bird Club's Thursday, April 16, 2015 Program.  

Wayne Bell & Les Coble will present “Avian Candy in the Pacific Northwest”. 

When they travel together, they always have good birds and good adventures to report!

7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton.

Free and open to the public!


Caroline County Bird Club March 19, 2015 program Update of the Maryland Next 10 Bird Species List presented by Phil Davis

Thursday, March 19   Phil Davis will give an update of the Maryland Next 10 Bird Species List.

7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton.

What is Maryland’s Next Species  List?

 Periodically, the editors of the Maryland Yellowthroat have polled a number of Maryland birders to determine which species they predicted would be the next to be observed in our state. This presentation provides an update to the latest survey, indicating which species have since been recorded in the state, which ones are currently under review by the MD/DC Records Committee, and which ones are still predicted. For the still-predicted species, field identification is discussed, including key field marks with particular emphasis on how to separate similar species. This multi-media presentation includes both images and vocalizations. Tips on where and when to look are also covered.

Join us to find out latest birds added and predictions of new birds!



Caroline County Bird Club movie night February 19, 2015

The Caroline County Bird club will be showing Opposable Chums:  Guts & Glory at the World Series of Birding featuring David Sibley, Pete Dunne and Kenn Kaufman on February 19. 

It's competitive bird watching at its best!  You will see some of our YMOS members in the film as well!  Pete Dunne, Director of NJ Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory said it is "...the best film I've seen about birding."

Popcorn and soft drinks will be served.

 Location:  7:30 PM at the Caroline County Public Library, Denton


Don't miss the Caroline County Bird Club program January 15, 2015 - the ultimate Bird Trivia program called "Orni-cool-ology

Caroline County Bird Club's program on Thursday, January 15 will be   "Orni-cool-ology" presented by Les Coble.
7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton, MD.

Free and open to the public.

Trivia question:  What was the most recent unusual bird seen in Caroline County?

For the answer, go to our Facebook page 

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