Dunk-a-doos, Mudhens, Yellowhammers, and Much More: The Birds of Havre de Grace; Saturday at Maritime Museum

From the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum:

April 27, 2013
Presented By: Dave Webb

Dave Webb has birded Harford County and beyond for 24 years. During this time he has led countless field trips, participated in over 75 bird counts, and taught birding classes at Harford Community College and Longwood Gardens. Dave is Past President of the Harford Bird Club and current Treasurer of the Maryland Ornithological Society.

From the glory days of waterfowl hunting to the present days of recreational birdwatching, Havre de Grace has been known as a prime location for finding birds. Today, nature enthusiasts from across the mid-Atlantic flock to local hotspots such as Susquehanna State Park and Swan Harbor Farm for some of the best birding in all of Maryland.

In this introductory presentation, we’ll explore the wide variety of birds found in the 21078 zip code – from the everyday residents, to migrants that are only seen during certain times of the year, to the wayward rarities that create a buzz among the birding community. We’ll also touch on some basics of bird identification, equipment and backyard feeding. Finally, we’ll take a walk on the Promenade to see what birds are flying about. Bring your binoculars if you have them!