MEMBERS ONLY 4-day Weekend: The northwestern shores of Upper Chesapeake Bay, MD
September 21 - September 24
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Focus: Autumn songbird migration, marsh and wetland species
Car fee: $150.00
Registrar: Peter Dorosh Prosbird@aol.com (or backup Prosbird@gmail.com) Registration Period: August 1st-Sept 11th
Note: Trip caps at 12 members; this is a three night hotel stay (staying somewhere near Annapolis) with the trip leaving early Saturday morning, returning Tuesday late afternoon/early evening.
Trips Synopsis: This four day journey will be the club’s first trip to the Upper Chesapeake Bay western shores. A major estuary and massive body of water, the Chesapeake Bay can seen prominently from space and is a rich ecosystem for birds and wildlife alike. The western shores serve as an autumn rest stop for migrating birds particularly with northwest winds and the bay’s intimidating barrier. Several prime locations can potentially be great birding spots under the right conditions: Sandy Point State Park, Terrapin Nature Park, Black Marsh State Park, Jug Bay Wetlands and even small spots like Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), Fort Smallwood County Park ,and Greenbury Point Nature Center. Though under-birded and as famous as the autumn mecca of Cape May, if you are looking for casual discovery and relaxing adventure away from the crowds, this region will capture your imagination.