Program Schedule 2017

Sunday, June 25

3:00 PM – Check in and Orientation at Washington College – Calvert House

3:30 PM – Birding Orientation

5:30 PM – Dinner at Hodson Hall

7:00 PM Computer Lab

– Google Earth

– eBird

Monday, June 26

6:00 AM – Depart dorm

7:00 AM – Birding by Habitat at Andelot Farms

12:30 PM – Lunch at Hodson Hall

1:30 PM – Computer Lab Session

– Introduction to Ornithology

– Bird Data Entry

– Breeding Bird Determination

6:30 – 8:30 PM – Picnic Dinner at Andelot Farm (Kent County)

8:30 – 10:00 PM – Night Bird Hunt – Owls and Nightjars

Tuesday, June 27

6:00 AM – Depart for Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge – Aquatic and Marsh Birds

2:00 PM Lunch on the Road

4:30 PM – Free Time

5:30 PM   Dinner at Hodson Hall

6:30 PM – Computer Lab

– eBird

– Bird Breeding Atlas Protocols – How to Tell if a Bird is Breeding

– Birding by Ear – Bird Song and Spectrograms

Wednesday, June 28

5:00 AM – Depart for Spocott Farms (Dorchester County)- eBird Census and Bird Breeding Determination

1:00 PM – Lunch at Spocott Farms

2:30 PM – Nest Box Survey

5:30 PM – Depart/Dinner on the road

8:00 PM – More Night Birding

Thursday, June 29

6:30 AM  – Depart for Elk Neck State Park – Hunting for Warblers, Birding by Ear

2:00 PM – Lunch in Elkton

4:30 PM – Free Time

5:30 PM – Dinner at Hodson Hall

7:00 PM – Computer Lab

– Birding Research

– YMOS Activities

Friday, June 30

6:00 AM  – Bird Banding at Chino Farms

10:00 AM – Return to Washington College

10:30 AM – Clean-up and Program Evaluation

11:30 AM – Lunch at Hodson Hall

12:30 PM Departure – Pick up at Washington College at Calvert House