Saturday, FeBREWary 25, 2017: We’ll meet in Berlin, MD, at the Urban Nectar Co-op, and bird the hotspots around Berlin, Assateague Island, and Ocean City. We’ll end the adventure with a Happy Hour tally rally at Burley Oak Brewing in Berlin.
The Nature of Newport Bay (DRIVING/HIKING)
8:00 – 11:30 am
Meeting Location: Urban Nectar Co-op in Berlin
Meet your guides at Urban Nectar in Berlin for coffee and an overview of the day’s itinerary. After coffee, we’ll caravan to birding hotspots along Newport Bay, just a short drive from Berlin. We’ll enjoy a mid-morning hike at Newport Farm, a 2,000-acre private property with open marshes, farm fields, dark forests, and a 50-acre freshwater pond. This incredible private wildlife refuge is sure to produce such species as Bald Eagle, Brown-headed Nutchatch, and many of our winter waterfowl species. American White Pelicans and Golden Eagles has been spotted here during the winter, too. After our morning adventure, we’ll break for lunch before our afternoon field trip.
Assateague, Ocean City and Berlin Falls Park (DRIVING/HIKING)
1:30 – 4:30 pm
Meeting Location: Assateague Island Visitor Center
We’ll meet on the deck of the Assateague Island Visitor Center for a short hike along Sinepuxent Bay to search for Buffleheads, mergansers and loons on the open water. After the hike, we’ll caravan and scope out a few freshwater ponds for waterfowl before we stop at the Ocean City Inlet to search for Harlequin Ducks, Purple Sandpipers, and sea birds on the Atlantic. We’ll make a brief stop at Sunset Park in Ocean City before driving back to Berlin for a hike around the ponds at Berlin Falls Park. We’ll end our FeBREWary adventure at Burley Oak Brewing, where we’ll host our Happy Hour Tally Rally and enjoy locally-made craft beer and root beer.
Food and drink are not included in the cost for this trip.
No cancellations are accepted after February 15, 2017.
Trips will go rain or shine. If the trip is canceled due to dangerous conditions, a full refund will be provided.
PHOTO CREDITS: All bird photos courtesy of Frode Jacobsen. Birder photographs provided by the Delmarva Birding Weekends.