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Spring Migrant Bird Walk

  • Fred Archibald Audubon Sanctuary 6011 Boyers Mill Road New Market, MD, 21774 United States (map)

We’ll be looking for spring migrants, such as Broad-winged Hawk, Brown Thrasher, Gray Catbird, American Robin, House Wren, Eastern Phoebe, Louisiana Waterthrush, Tree Swallow, and first arrivals of our Purple Martin colony. Most resident birds will be well into nesting and should be in full song. We may see and hear the Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Northern Cardinal, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Bluebird, and Carolina Wren, among others. Butterflies will also be starting to emerge.

Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Children and beginning birders are welcome!

The sanctuary entrance, marked by an "Audubon" sign, is on Boyers Mill Road, one mile north of Rte. 144. No restroom facilities. The walk will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. Questions? Visit or contact Crystal Kunst at

Earlier Event: April 13
Find us at Howard County's GreenFest
Later Event: May 11
Bird Banding Event