Subject: [Tweeters] RFI Washington DC Aug-Sept Date: Jul 18 23:03:49 2009 From: Hans-Joachim Feddern - thefedderns at gmail.com
Heather and Tweeters,
You are getting a lot of good birding tips. Having lived and birded in the Maryland/D.C. area for many years I can only second them. I especially like Craig Turners suggestions. Do try to get hold of a copy of Claudia Wilds "Birding the National Capitol Area" ,even though it is out of date. Claudia was the Voice of the Naturalist of the Audubon Naturalist Society and I had the privilege of having birded with her. I treasure my autographed copy of her guide! I see Chinconteague and Assateague were mentioned, now if you have a free day to go to the Eastern Shore, I would recommend to go to Bombay Hook and Little Creek NWR's in Delaware. They are teeming with migrating shorebirds in August. Also great for Gull-billed Terns and check any blue bird on the wire on the Delmarva Peninsula. The Indigo Bunting may turn out to be a Blue Grosbeak! Also Cape Henlopen and the Delaware Seashore and Delaware Bay, south of Rehoboth and Dewey Beach are great. Used to have nesting Piping Plovers and Least Terns, also Black Skimmers, Willets, Common Nighthawks and Seaside Sparrows.
Good Birding !
Hans Feddern Twin Lakes - Federal Way
On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 9:37 PM, Mike and MerryLynn <m.denny at charter.net>wrote:
> Hello All, > > The whole area is infested with biting flies that time of year so get out > early in the morning to go birding. Jamaca Bay NWR and the C&O Canal are > also very good birding areas near DC. Rock Creek Park is also well worth a > walk in the morning. > Later Mike > > _______________________________________________ > Tweeters mailing list > Tweeters at u.washington.edu > http://mailman2.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/tweeters > > -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: http://mailman1.u.washington.edu/pipermail/tweeters/attachments/20090718/cf15dd75/attachment.htm