Leader: Ben Springer
Join us for our first field trip for the Southern MD Audubon Youth Birders Club. This outing is for all youth interested in joining the club, those who want to meet other kids who love birds, or those who simply want to learn about birds and enjoy them more.
Defined by Breton Bay, the Potomac River, and St. Clements Bay, Newtowne Neck is a 776-acre
property of woodlands, wetlands, and agricultural fields that offers a wide variety of birding habitats.
Directions: From Rte. 5, north of Leonardtown, turn on Rte. 243 (Newtowne Neck Road) for 4.5 miles to parking lot on left just beyond the graveyard and before St. Francis Xavier’s Church. NOTE: Two adults will supervise the group on this outing. In addition, all participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. RSVP to Lynne Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 301-751-8097.
FIELD TRIP COVID POLICY: SMAS is restarting its program of outdoor birding field trips as of January 2022 using the following public health guidelines to ensure the safety of participants on all trips:
1. All participants must be fully vaccinated except those with medical exemptions;
2. Masks are optional;
3. Do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms of a cold, flu or COVID;
4. Maintain social distancing.