Registrations are open for the inaugural Winter Baltimore Birding Weekend, February 10-11, 2018. Winner of Baltimore magazine’s Best New Eco Event in 2017, Audubon’s birding festival consists of an exciting itinerary of guided bird watching field trips entirely within the city limits. The purpose of Audubon's Baltimore Birding Weekends is to connect people to the city’s waterfront and green spaces, highlight the incredible wildlife diversity that can be discovered in our urban parks, wetlands, and ecological restoration sites, and have a fun time exploring Charm City. Join us for a walk, a paddle, or a boat ride.
Winter is a special time to observe waterfowl and other unique species! Bundle up and explore Baltimore's waterfront to discover what we miss when we winter indoors.
Audubon is a Baltimore leader in urban bird conservation, nature education, and community revitalization. Though we are headquartered in southeast Baltimore, our wingspan reaches much further. PPAC’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of Baltimore communities and the Earth’s biological diversity.
We collaborate with communities to transform blighted city spaces into colorful wildflower gardens that invite birds and butterflies as well as people to enjoy them. We partner with schools to plant bird-friendly gardens and explore nature in the city while meeting teachers’ curriculum goals.
Our Baltimore Birding Weekend co-host is Conservation Community Consulting, who has more than 20 years’ experience operating the successful Delmarva Birding Weekends on the Eastern Shore. Together, we are planning an urban birding festival for Baltimore residents and visitors, which will consist of an exciting itinerary of bird watching field trips entirely within the city limits.
Our afternoon “Tally Rallies” will add to the birding fun. We’ll meet at some of Baltimore’s premier breweries to tally the species seen each day, swap birding stories, and enjoy the city’s best craft beer.
The purpose of the Baltimore Birding Weekend is to provide guided experiences that connect people to the city’s green spaces, highlight the incredible wildlife diversity that can be discovered in our urban parks, wetlands, and ecological restoration sites, and to have a fun time birding in and exploring Charm City.
Fees collected for Baltimore Birding Weekend field trips will support Audubon’s neighborhood greening and family education programs such as Bird Explorers teen birdwatching, wildlife gardening workshops for home gardeners across the area, and Tiny Tots and its Spanish language counterpart, Amigos Pequeñitos.
We hope you’ll join us for one field trip – or five! – during Audubon’s Baltimore Birding Weekend. Registration will open soon, when you will be able to find the field trip schedule and descriptions, registration and more and baltimorebirding.com.