Field Trips: Sunday, May 20


Maryland Zoo (HIKING)
8:00 – 11:00 am
Cost: $25/person
Meeting Location: Maryland Zoo entrance at 1 Safari Place

This birding adventure begins in an area rarely accessed by Baltimore birders: the historic Boat Lake in a quiet, closed-off area of the Maryland Zoo. We’ll search the trees around the lake and the forested paths of the zoo for migratory and resident species. 110 species have been recorded in the Maryland Zoo in May, including four species of vireo, six species of flycacther, and 22 species of warbler. This trip will include short hikes on occassionally steep trails on zoo property. Please note that although we will be provided wth special access to the Maryland Zoo, we will not be touring the main pathways and animal exhibits. Restrooms available.

Cylburn Arboretum (HIKING)
8:00 – 11:00 am
Cost: $25/person
Meeting Location: Cylburn Arboretum at 4915 Greenspring Avenue

Cylburn Arboretum is a 200-acre urban oasis in Baltimore City. Cylburn is a place of natural beauty and learning with hundreds of specimen trees and plantings, gorgeous gardens, wooded trails, and an historic mansion. More than 130 species have been recorded here in May. Species may include Yellow-throated Vireo, Eastern Bluebird, and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds feeding among the flowers. This trip will include up to two miles of hiking along paved garden pathways and rustic nature trails. Note: please enter via Cold Spring Lane due to possible road closures following the Preakness Stakes on Saturday at nearby Pimlico Race Course. Restrooms available.

Fort McHenry (HIKING)
8:00 – 11:00 am
Cost: $25/person
Meeting Location: Fort McHenry

“O say can you see…the Eastern Kingbird perched at 9 o’clock on that snag?” Fort McHenry is one of Baltimore’s most notable landmarks, and one the best birding hotspots in all of Maryland.196 species have been recorded here in May. Species seen during this trip may include Osprey and terns over the water, Great Blue Heron and shorebirds in the marsh, and several species of warbler, vireo and flycatcher in the trees. This hike will feature up to two miles of hiking on Fort McHenry’s pathways. Restrooms available.



Please note:
Food and drink are not included in the cost for trips and tally rallies.
No cancellations are accepted after May 8, 2018.
Trips will go rain or shine. If the trip is canceled due to dangerous conditions, a full refund will be provided.
Please read our waiver and photo release form prior to registering for field trips.

PHOTO CREDITS: All bird photos courtesy of Middleton Evans. Birder photographs courtesy of Camilla Cerea.