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Field Trip: Southern Maryland Audubon Society Celebration of the Prothonotary Warbler

  • 05/01/2022
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
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Adult program

Visit this unique swampland where one of Southern Maryland's most eye-popping warblers makes its home. The Prothonotary Warbler will be in full song, setting up its breeding territories. Our leader, Gene Groshon has been banding Prothonotaries in this location for several years. Our goal will be to identify individual warblers that have just returned from Venezuela, Colombia or Mexico to the Cypress Swamp to nest again. The Sanctuary includes a visitors’ center and a boardwalk through the swamp, so the birding should be excellent at the height of spring migration.

At this time registration is limited to 6 participants due to Covid concerns.  As things progress we may be able to open this program up to more people so please join the waitlist if registration is full.

Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

 DIRECTIONS: About 2 mi south of Prince Frederick, MD on Rt 4, turn south on Sixes Road (Rt 506). in 2 miles turn left on Grays Road. Proceed for about a quarter mile to Sanctuary entrance on the right.

Fee is per person. Free 

Registration Deadline:  Thursday April 28

Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

COVID Policies and Procedures

The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

  • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) are recommended to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
  • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
  • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual (if under 18 a parent) to complete a participant waiver.

Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. Please print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

The schedule of events is subject to changed based on the status of the coronavirus response, weather, staffing, and other situations that may arise. If Calvert Nature Society or Calvert County Natural Resources Division cancels a program, a full refund will be issued. 

COVID policies   Cancellation and Refund Policies

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