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  • Cecil Bird Club
    is available in two versions both are pdf files that require Adobe Acrobat Reader click to choose the version that you prefer Checklist with seasonal abundance codes a double sided 4 fold brochure formatted to be printed on legal sized 8 5 x 14 paper two sheets or both sides of one sheet if your printer can do duplex printing Field checklist no seasonal abundance codes with spaces to write

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  • Cecil Bird Club
    of your own and others sightings Project FeederWatch Ducks Unlimited EPA and Bird Conservation Hawk Migration Association of North America HMANA Institute for Field Ornithology Migratory Bird Management U S Fish and Wildlife Service National Audubon Society National Bird Collection Smithsonian Museum of Natural History The Nature Conservancy North American Bird Conservation Initiative North American Bird Phenology Program North American Breeding Bird Survey Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Ornithological Council Partners in Flight Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Avian Point Counts Database Bird ID Info Center Bird Population Studies Bird Quiz Seasonal Bird Checklists Tools for Learning about Birds Photos Songs ID Tips etc The Peregrine Fund Shorebird Reearch Group of the Americas Sierra Club SORA Searchable Ornithological Research Archive search engine for articles published in scientific journals The State of the Birds 2009 Report VIREO Bird Images from the Academy of Natural Sciences Wing Image Collection from the SLater Museum of Natural History General Information and Global Birding About Birding African Bird Club Avibase Checklists and taxonomic database of worldwide species and subspecies with multi language bird name cross references Avibirds Online Guide to Birds of Europe Birding Hotspots around the World Bird Links to the World Birding in Canada BIRDNET from the Ornithological Council Birdwatching Dot Com About Wild Birds and Birding Fat Birder birding the whole world Introduction to the Aves The Birds from the University of California at Berkeley Neotropical Bird Club Oriental Bird Club Surfbirds com World Birding News The Virtual Birder Online Magazine sm WorldTwitch Finding Rare Birds around the World Hotlines Migration News Chat Lists Bird Banders Forum BirdCentral Archives BirdChat BirdEast Archives BirdHawk BirdWest Archives Birding Trip Reports BirdSource E Bird Hawk Migration Association of North America HMANA MDOsprey List Serve MDOprey Archive National Birding Hotline Cooperative Rare Bird Alert Archives PEEPS Online Rarity news bulletins from ABA Information on Specific Birds Birds of Prey Bluebird Box Bluebird Society North American The Chickadee Web Crows and Ravens American Society of California Condor Restoration DuckData A Bibliographic Database of North American Waterfowl Anatidae and Their Wetland Habitats Ducks Atlantic Seaduck Project Ducks Black Duck Joint Venture Project Ducks Waterfowl Science Projects at Patuxent Ducks North American Waterfowl Management Plan Hummingbirds net The Hummingbird Society Hummingbird World Owl Pages Purple Martin Conservation Association Shorebird Watcher Shorebirds US Conservation Plan Turkey Vulture Society Waterbird Conservation for the Americas Waterbird Monitoring Partnership Whooping Crane Restoration Backyard Birding Arlene Ripley s Nest Box The Backyard Birding Page of the Baltimore Bird Club Backyard Bird Feeding Backyard Birds Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program of the National Wildlife Federation Bird Feeding Society National Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping in Maryland Using Native Plants to Attract Birds From the Maryland Native Plant Society Conservation and Habitat Protection American Bird Conservancy BioGems Saving Endangered Wild Places Birdlife International Important Bird Areas Program Chesapeake Bay Foundation Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage The Conservation Fund Ducks Unlimited EPA and Bird Conservation Environmental Fund of Maryland Important Bird Areas Program League of Conservation Voters Maryland

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  • Cecil Bird Club
    and finches so even if driving stop often to check for small birds Where the dike makes a sharp bend to the right 0 5 miles roughly the northeast corner of the large impoundment check the floor of the impoundment to see if there is any water in the corner if so look for waterfowl waders rails and shorebirds here The wet woods to the left outside the impoundment often host Wood Ducks At 0 7 miles watch on the left for a small parking area and wide trail leading through the woodlot Open to foot traffic only this trail can be productive for warblers and other woodland birds in spring The trail ends in the woods near a marshy section on the edge of the smaller pond walk through the treeline to view the pond and marsh Retrace your steps to the main road at the dike and turn left south As you continue along the main road at the dike the smaller pond will quickly become visible to the left if wet check all sections of the pond for waterfowl waders or shorebirds in season The marshy sections of the small pond are good for rails Continue between the small pond on the left and the large impoundment on the right to the southeast corner of the large impoundment at 1 0 miles There is often water in this corner of the large impoundment and in the past this has been the best spot for shorebirds in migration There is a view of a grassy meadow and small cattail marsh just beyond the end of the road between the two impoundments From the southeast corner of the large impoundment you may retrace your route to the parking lot 2 0 miles round trip or can continue around the large impoundment by heading to the right west or clockwise 2 5 miles round trip The hedgerows near the south side of the large impoundment can be productive and if you continue to the west side of the impoundment you will have a view of the Elk River At 1 9 and 2 0 miles gravel roads lead down a steep hill to the shore of the river the bottom may be extremely muddy and cars may get stuck so walking is suggested The woodlot on the left after 2 0 miles can be productive for warblers thrushes and other forest species Continue on the main road at the dike and make a left at 2 4 miles to return to the parking area Birds to look for Year round Waterfowl raptors wrens sparrows and finches Spring through early fall Waders gulls and terns rails shorebirds swallows flycatchers warblers vireos tanagers grosbeaks orioles Birds of particular interest Northern Harrier Little Blue Heron Wild Turkey Short eared Owl Marsh Wren Winter Wren Scarlet Tanager Blue Grosbeak Yellow breasted Chat Swamp Sparrow Watch for breeding Wood Duck Blue Winged Teal Green winged Teal It is possible to find a large proportion of

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    of Colora Rd on the right Park at the small fenced in parking lot with the kiosk Map reference De Lorme MD State Atlas Book map page 77 grid B4 ADC Cecil County Map Book map page 9 grid D2 E2 Google map click here What to do after arrival Park at the small lot and explore the Wildlife Area on foot A nature trail traverses the meadow and passes through parts of the forest in the Area Keep your eyes and ears open for Estern Screch Owls some rehabilitated owls were released in August 2004 at the small wooded area between the open meadow and recycling station This wooded area also contains one of the county s largest black birch trees Continuing south on foot you ll be able to easily identify the former county landfill this open land is separated from the Wildlife Area by a wooden fence The landfill has raptor perches bluebird boxes and a American Kestrel boxes The southeastern corner of the site has a small retention pond which is being transformed into wetland habitat The southern border of the old landfill is bounded by woods and a small creek The western edge runs along the property of a small private horse farm Returning to The Woodlawn Wildlife Area you ll pass near a Cecil Master Gardeners project close to the educational pavilion A spur trail leads through the project site and through an area being reforested before connecting up with the main trail The main trail continues through the reforestation project area before edging into the woods that make up the relatively unexplored large forested western border of the Wildlife Area More nest boxes line the trail as it emerges from the woods and then continues around and through the meadow A solitary bat

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  • Cecil Bird Club
    by clicking the links below Adobe Acrobat reader is required to view these files Data for 1996 1997 and 1998 are not available at this time Data from the current season are posted on a monthly basis 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 Table showing comparison of total counts for years 1994 through 2010 pdf format Click here

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  • Cecil Bird Club
    Cecil County Map Book map page 19 grid F9 Turkey Point parking area Google map click here What to do after arrival The North East River Day Use Area parking lot offers a good place to scan for gulls terns ducks grebes loons and migrating raptors To the north of the parking lot is a small marsh that can be good A walking trail leads southeast from the picnic pavilion area to a nearby outdoor chapel The camping area on the Elk River side provides access to a marked nature trail leading through a fresh water marsh and some of the loop roads allow views of the Elk River Stop at the fee booth for the camping area to ask permission to bird and for a campground map and then explore The camping area is usually good in spring for warblers vireos flycatchers and so on The Rogue s Harbor Boat Launch area is another good spot to scan the water and provides access to a loop trail that circles yet another marsh To reach this trail park in the first large lot and head all the way to the left north The marsh can be good for ducks rails and herons From the Turkey Point car park it is a 1 0 mile walk to the lighthouse at the Point Follow the gravel road visible beyond the gate birding on the way Especially check out the trees on thecliffs to the west many of the treetops will be at eye level offering an excellent view of songbirds In the meadows on the way to the Point look for birds along the edge of the woods Once at the lighthouse bear west to the right when facing the water toward the edge of the cliffs and pick up the trail along the cliff edge at the junction of the woods and field This trail will loop back to the main lighthouse trail and along the way passes through woods that are good for songbirds Alternatively from the Turkey Point parking lot there is a trail leading east into the woods head directly away from the North East River This trail leads to a small marsh separating state land from the private community at Chesapeake Isles The marsh is good in winter for ducks and in fall and spring there may be migrating landbirds around the edge Rails can also be found in the marsh some year round Migrating raptors may be observed from the second meadow on the way to the lighthouse or at the lighthouse itself In winter scan any visible water for ducks loons and grebes in summer scan over the water for terns Birds to look for Fall Migrating hawks and other raptors and migrating songbirds including warblers flycatchers vireos tanagers thrushes orioles cuckoos finches swallows and grosbeaks Terns pass through Yellow bellied Sapsuckers sparrows kinglets geese ducks loons and grebes start to arrive and many will remain until spring Winter Sapsuckers sparrows kinglets geese ducks loons

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    the lower portions of the dike to your left as you walk west The trees shrubs and puddles here attract a number of songbirds particularly during migration To hike the woods bear right at the top of the small rise at the parking lot onto a foot trail through the woods This trail parallels Bethel Cemetery Rd and is blazed with silver paint and white triangles Continue straight until the trail ends in a sandy open area that in the rainy season may contain fresh water pools that attract shorebirds and ducks There are also fresh water pools in the surrounding woods making good habitat for Prothonotary Warbler Explore the woods that border this sandy area or continue north on the network of canal levee roads Alternatively as the woods trail passes the dredge spoils area north of the impoundment easily seen through the trees bear left west to enter the spoils Cross the spoils to enter a woods north of the impoundment where an obvious trail borders the impoundment and then loops north along the edge of the phragmites marsh Eventually this trail will bring you to the sandy area described above from which you can return to the parking area by following the woods trail parallel to Bethel Cemetery Rd Another possibility is to drive north on Bethel Cemetery Rd to its terminus at the canal levees There is vehicle access here to the system of levee roads A right turn at the canal will take you east to Delaware A left turn will take you west along the canal to the Canal Museum but the exit from the canal through the museum grounds is gated and is often closed In either direction the canal roads offer access to good habitat for sparrows and in the canal itself for waterfowl terns gulls and other birds associated with open water Birds to look for Fall ducks geese herons in the impoundment sparrows finches bluebirds plovers sandpipers in the phragmites marsh and spoils warblers vireos tanagers woodpeckers thrushes flycatchers kinglets other migrating songbirds in the woods Winter ducks geese loons grebes cormorants in the impoundment raptors sparrows finches bluebirds in the phragmites marsh and spoils woodpeckers Hermit Thrush kinglets nuthatches in the woods Spring ducks geese loons grebes cormorants terns swallows in the impoundment rails bitterns raptors sparrows wrens finches bluebirds plovers sandpipers in the phragmites marsh and spoils woodpeckers thrushes tanagers warblers vireos flycatchers in the woods Summer ducks herons egrets swallows terns in the impoundment rails bitterns swallows raptors sparrows wrens finches bluebirds in the phragmites marsh and spoils woodpeckers warblers vireos in the woods Be aware that bird populations at Bethel are unpredictable Some days there are so many birds that it is difficult to know where to look first on other days you will be lucky to see a Mallard Hours Fees Amenities Access to Bethel MHA is restricted to hunting permit holders for the hunting season from September 1 through February 15 Check State hunting

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  • Cecil Bird Club
    is not yet open to the public This site on the Elk River has been acquired by Cecil County and will be developed for passive recreation It should offer good opportunities for marsh water and upland birds Access information will be posted here as it becomes available How to get there Map reference What to do after arrival Birds to look for Hours Fees Amenities What to bring Difficulty of

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