Birders

Note:  Walks are weekly.  In July and August we will only walk on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.

Our walks start at the Lakeside Commons entryway at 8 am on Tuesdays. Do bring binoculars, if you have them.  The  campus walks last about an hour.  We consider the weather and cancel walks due to unfavorable conditions, so  consult the leaders if you want to be sure the walks will happen.

At times during the year we have carpool trips to nearby places.  These start at 8 am and we return to Riderwood by 10 am.  We may also have longer trips.

Details about  walks and carpool trips are coordinated by Alan and Becky Hedin.

Don Messersmith, who has led birding trips on ALL continents, joins us frequently.  Don is extremely knowledgeable and has taught ornithology for college classes. He patiently points out both the common and uncommon birds.

 Bird Highlights from Campus  Walks

We usually see 10 – 20 species on each campus walk.  You may find the entire list at ebird.org .    You may then do a search on ‘Riderwood’ and click on the date to see the entire list for the day.

 

Nov. 1, 2016  The group carpooled to Lake Artemesia in Greenbelt.

Gathering at Lake Artemesia

Gathering at Lake Artemesia

Photo by Dave Nation at Lake Artemesia

Photo by Dave Nation at Lake Artemesia

 

Questions…

For more information contact Don Messersmith or Alan or Becky Hedin. If you would like to be included in the Birdwalkers email list, contact Alan Hedin (listed in the Riderwood directory.)

 


Riderwood Village Bird Walk

House Finch at Riderwood

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American Robin on the Sumac Tree

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