Date: 12/28/18 7:21 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Swan Creek birdwalk - Saturday, January 12
Good morning,

Stan Arnold and I will be co-leading a birdwalk at Swan Creek Wetlands and Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility (DMCF) on Saturday, January 12. The walk will be held from 7:00-11:00. It will involve extensive walking on a rock/dirt path. There is minimal shade, and we will need to cross moving water at one point. Please dress appropriately and wear sturdy footwear.

While onsite, we will look for rails and other specialty marsh birds in the mitigated wetland, and scan the dredge cells for waterfowl. We will be divided into two groups of roughly 20 participants each. One group will visit the wetlands while the other checks the DMCF, and then the groups will switch. Both groups will see the same areas of the site.

A major construction project is underway at the site, so we may not be able to walk around the DMCF. I do not think the parking area will be affected, so we should still be able to scan for waterfowl from the flagpole like we usually do.

The walk is limited to 40 participants. You may reserve two spots. Please provide a name and email address for each participant. I will also create a waiting list if we exceed 40 responses. There is no raindate this time, and the walk will be canceled if there is rain/high winds/ice on January 12.

This walk is offered by Maryland Environmental Service (MES) on behalf of Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA).

Please email me at tcarn [at] menv [dot] com if you would like to sign up. I can also provide a site map and directions for first-time visitors.

Tim Carney

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