Summer Program Needs List

Maryland Birds Summer Program Needs List

Enough clothes for 5 days including

  • 2 pairs of shoes
  • Comfortable clothes (e.g. shorts, t-shirts) for campus time
  • 2-3 sets of field clothes as below

In the field you will want:

  • Long pants
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Shoes that can get wet
  • Socks long enough to tuck pants into or pull-on boots
  • Sun screen
  • Insect repellant
  • Mandatory: good hat
  • Water bottle
  • Optional: boots
  • Small field notebook for journal
  • Rain gear; light rain is preferable to heat, but we avoid storms.

For your dorm room:

  • Linens and light blanket or sleeping bag – Your room comes with a mattress only
  • Pillow
  • Towel and wash cloth
  • Personal supplies including but not limited to
    – toothpaste
    – toothbrush
    – soap


  • Binoculars – these will be loaned to you for the week
  • Camera – label
  • Cell phone (label) – we would like its use limited to necessary family contact and use of bird apps