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Winter Birds & Tundra Specialists at Pax River Airfield

February 26, 2022 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Peregrine Falcon perched with prey

Peregrine Falcon. Photo by Jon Ferguson / Audubon Photography Awards

Field Trip

Leader: Dean Newman

We are fortunate to have access to sections of the Navy base fronting on the confluence of the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay. Airfields here provide tundra-like habitat. Previous trips have turned up winter birds such as Snow Bunting, Lapland Longspurs, Short-eared Owls, Horned Larks, Savannah Sparrows, Wilson’s Snipe and Peregrine Falcon. Preregistration is required and open to U.S. citizens only. Must bring photo I.D. Covid vaccination and masks are required. We will be escorted and traveling together in a van; participant size is limited. RSVP to Dean Newman at Information about meeting point will be sent to registered attendees.


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, unless otherwise stated in the trip description;

3. Do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms of a cold, flu or COVID;

4. Maintain social distancing.


February 26, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Southern Maryland Audubon Society
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Patuxent River Naval Air Station