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Sign up now for Eastern Shore birding trip

By Staff | Jan 25, 2013

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a three-day winter birding trip to the Eastern Shore the weekend of Feb. 16-18.

The trip will include visits to the Bombay Hook, Prime Hook, and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuges, the Indian River Inlet and Assateague Island National Seashore.

This will be a great time to visit the area, because waterfowl will be staging there for their migration north.

The trip will be led by veteran birder David Myles. Anyone with an interest is welcome to participate. There is no fee but each participant will be responsible for his or her own travel arrangements and expenses.

Those who wish to participate should plan to meet at 8 a.m. Saturday at the visitor’s center of the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

The plan will be to bird the Refuge and the Seashore south to Ocean City on Saturday; spend Saturday night in Ocean City; bird the Ocean City inlet, back bay areas, local ponds and Assateague Island on Sunday; spend Sunday night in Cambridge, Md.; and bird the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and the Choptank River in Cambridge before heading home on Monday.

The annual Ocean City Boat show is the same weekend, so advance Saturday night reservations for the Ocean City area are highly recommended.

For more information about the trip or carpooling possibilities, contact David by email at dkmyles@comcast.net.