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2002 FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE


January 5, 2002 PHILADELPHIA MID-WINTER BIRD CENSUS.
Contact: Keith Russell

January 12, 2002 FLORENCE, NJ for some of the best gull watching in the east. ‘White-wing’ gulls, Lesser Black-backs, and a search for Yellow-legged Gull. Meet at the boat ramp at 9AM.
Leader: Ward Dasey

February 16-18, 2002 MONTAUK (LONG ISLAND), NY for winter finches, eiders, scoters, alcids and any Eurasian accidentals. Car pool from N.E. Phila at 6AM. Space is limited due to lodging constraints – first come, first served! Max. 16
Leaders: Erica Brendal & Chris Walters

Last year saw--- Red-necked Grebe, Gannets, Tufted Duck, Barrow's Golden Eye, Harlequin Duck, Common Eider, Wood Duck. Oystercatchers, Lesser BB Gull, Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull, Razorbill, Snowy Owl, Hermit Thrush, Waxwings, Dickcissel, Snow Bunting, Lapland Longspur and Boat Tailed Grackles

April 6, 2002 - PEDRICKTOWN and MANNINGTON MARSH (SW NJ) for winter stragglers such as Eurasion wigeon, Ross' Goose, YH or Brewer's Blackbird and early migrants, including Ruff. Bald eagle should be on nest.
Leader: Frank Windfelder

May 3, 4, 5, 2002 "Birding the DE - MD Border. The trip starts Friday evening for rails at Prime Hook NWR, Nanticoke WMA and Trap Pond SP Saturday, and Cypress Swamp and coastal locations Sunday.
Leader: Colin Campbell

May 5, 2002 - WHITE CLAY CREEK, DE. : Meet at the Hot Shoppes Rest Area on Rte I-95 south of Wilmington, between exits for Rtes 273 & 896 at 6:30AM.Nesting Cerulean Warblers are possible along with Hooded Warbler, Pileated Woodpecker and Willow Flycatcher.
Leader: Andy Ednie

May 19, 2002 - HAWKINS ROAD and BRIGHTVIEW FARM, Burlington Co., NJ. The target species at Hawkins Road will be breeding Prothonotary, Worm-eating, Kentucky and Hooded Warblers and grasslands species at Brightview Farm. Meet at 6:30AM on the bridge over Little Crek on Hawkins Road where the road surface changes fron dirt to macadam.
Leader: Don Jones

July 21, 2002 - BOMBAY HOOK NWR and ENVIRONS, DE, to witness the annual spectacle of shorebird migration. Least, Semi-palmated, White-rumped, Stilt and Pectoral Sandpiper, Red Knot, Dunlin, Black-necked Stilt, Avocet, both yellowlegs and dowitchers……. Meet at 7:30AM at the headquarters
Leaders: Sandy Sherman, Martin Selzer
Trip Report

August 17, 2002 - BOMBAY HOOK NWR & Environs, Delaware The annual spectacle of shorebird migration. Last year, Least Bittern Caspian Tern, Hudsonian Godwit, Wilson's Phalarope and Upland Sandpiper. Meet at headquarters at 7:30am. Leader: Ellen Short

September 21, 2002 - FALL BIRDING at the BAILEY TRACT, PALMYRA COVE NATURE PARK, PALMYRA, NJ. : Anything is possible at this great location, but the focus will be on migrating warblers and sparrows. Meet at 7 AM in the car park.
Leader: Ward Dasey

October 12, 2002 - TUCKERTON MARSHES, NJ for Sharp-tailed Sparrows, with great comparison of all races of Nelson’s as well as Salt Marsh Sharp-tail’s. A walk along Seven Bridges road, is likely to add another a dozen sparrow species. Meet at the end of Seven Bridges Road at 7:30AM sharp!
Leader: Frank Windfelder This trip was cancelled because on inclement weather.

November 2 or 3, 2002 - BAKE OVEN KNOB, PA for raptors and possible Golden Eagle and Goshawk. Passerines can include Evening Grossbeak, Purple Finch, crossbills, Pine Siskin or Snow Bunting. Day will be chosen on basis of weather and e-mailed out by Frank, 2-3 days beforehand . Meet at car park at 8:30AM
DIRECTIONS: In PA take 309 N past Allentown, ...or take NE extension PA Tpke to exit 33. E on 22 then N on 309. Continue on 309N to a fork in the road at rte. 873. Bear left in order to stay on 309. Continue on 309 for about 4.5 miles to the town of Pleasant Corners. Turn right at a sign for Germansville. This should be marked as Bake Oven Knob Road. Follow this road as it winds its way around for about 4 miles. When you come to a T-intersection, make a left. In a short distance, you will see a sign for Walter Rd. Bear right and head up the mountain to the parking lot at the top.

ALTERNATE DIRECTIONS: Bake Oven Knob on the Appalachian Trail: From Allentown Pa. take rt. 309 N. At Tripoli, junction of 309 and 143 drive north on 309 for 1.8 miles. Turn right (E) on service road 4050 which is marked Mountain road and continue for 2 miles. Turn left on Ulrich road, continue on paved road for 0.25 mile. Do not turn when road goes sharply right but drive straight ahead onto dirt and gravel rough road. Proceed to the top of the mountain and turn into the game lands parking lot on the right. The North and South Hawk watch sites are at the back of the parking lot, a 6 foot wide path marked by white blazes on the trees signifying the Appalachian Trail.
Leader: Frank Windfelder, Bill Murphy

 

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