Conococheague Audubon
P.O. Box 20, Fayetteville, PA 17222    conaudubon@outlook.com

FIELD TRIPS


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Conococheague Audubon invites anyone to join our field trips free of charge. It’s a great way for beginning birders to get started.

Most (but not all) trips are scheduled on Saturday. If you cannot go on the scheduled day, please contact the leader for a potential mid-week option as he/she scouts the area in advance of the scheduled trip.
Please contact the leader in advance if you plan to go on a trip. Times listed are departure times; please arrive early.


 
2017

January/February TBD. If interested in visiting Gettysburg Battlefield for SHORT-EARED OWLS, sign up by Dec. 15, 2016 (name, contact information). Bob Kochert, 263-3692, will advise upon report of sightings. Meet at Norlo Park Community Center.

March 7, Tuesday, 6:00 PM. Tentative outing for WOODCOCKS. If at Heisey Road orchard, meet at Chambersburg Mall, 3055 Black Gap Rd., Chambersburg (north side near Bon Ton wall). Bring CBs and flashlights. For update, Bob Kochert, 263-3692.

March 11, Saturday, 6:30 AM. Middle Creek WMA, Lancaster County auto tour for WATERFOWL. Meet in parking lot at Scotland exit 20, I-81 northbound. Bring scopes, binoculars, CBs, and lunch. Eric and Rhetta Martin, 597-8675. 

March 18, Saturday, 7:30 AM. York County WATERFOWL auto tour; return by 3:00 PM. Leave from parking lot at northeast corner of Pa. 233 and U.S. 30. Bring scopes, binoculars, CBs and lunch. Conway Bushey, 262-5659.

April 1, Saturday WORK DAY, 9:00 AM. Work in the native garden at NORLO PARK. Josh Donaldson, 264-6920.

April 15, Saturday WORK DAY, 9:00 AM. Work at NORLO PARK native garden. Josh Donaldson, 264-6920.

April 15, Saturday, 7:00 AM. Letterkenny Army Depot for SPRING MIGRANTS. Sign up deadline APRIL 8; Photo ID required, possible background check. If security issues arise, we will visit the perimeter of the property. Leave from North Pointe Center, U.S. 11 north of Chambersburg. Bring ID, scopes, binoculars, and snack. David Cooney, 264-2116.

April 29, Saturday, 7:00 AM. Little Cove for SPRING MIGRANTS. Leave from Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park, Cove Gap. Bring scopes, binoculars, CBs and lunch. Valerie Barnes, 352-4397; or Donna Hocker, 401-0604.

May 5, Friday, 6:30 AM. Path Valley for SPRING MIGRANTS. Leave from Keener’s home, 5207 Heisey Road. Bring scopes, binoculars, CBs, and lunch. Bob Keener, 532-9723 (home) or 658-8765 (cell). 

May 6, Saturday WORK DAY, 9:00 AM. Work at NORLO PARK native garden. Josh Donaldson, 264-6920.

May 6, Saturday, 6:00 PM. Lehman property for Spring Migrants. Meet at 750 Tallow Hill Road, Chambersburg, for a walk around a pond, through meadows and woods. Larry Lehman, 263-7203.

May 13, Saturday MIGRATORY BIRD COUNT, all day. Pennsylvania Migration Count (PAMC). For tally form and details, contact Conway Bushey, 262-5659.

May 16, Tuesday, 6:00 PM. Edenville area for WHIP-POOR-WILLS and BOBOLINKS. Leave from Sunnyway Foods parking lot, 49 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg. Bring scopes, binoculars, and CBs. Eric and Rhetta Martin, 597-8675.

May 20, Saturday, 8:00 AM. “Out of the Ore: Birds and Blooms Walking Trail” near Mont Alto. An easy walk to the ironworks and vernal pool which are home to birds, wildlife, insects, tree and plant species. Meet at Orchard Drive parking area off PA 997 near Penn National Golf Course. Conway Bushey, 262-5659.

June 3, Saturday WORKSHOP, 8:00 AM. Beginner Birding Workshop. Meet at first parking lot beyond Visitors’ Center in Caledonia State Park, Fayetteville. Conway Bushey, 262-5659.

June 10, Saturday, 7:00 AM. South Mountain/Caledonia/Michaux IBA for SPRING MIGRANTS. Leave from second parking lot beyond Visitors’ Center in Caledonia State Park. Bring scopes, binoculars, and CBs. Eric and Rhetta Martin, 597-8675.