Celebrating Mount Airy's Local Birds: A Year-Long Promotion of Avian Awareness!
Mount Airy is taking flight with an exciting initiative that aims to promote awareness and appreciation for our local bird species and their habitats.
The Frederick Bird Club will be having a "Big Sit" birding event at the Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary in Mount Airy on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Big Sit is an annual international, semi-competitive birding event founded by the New Haven Bird Club (Connecticut) in 1992. Participants are challenged to see how many birds they can identify while staying within a 17-foot diameter circle.
The club will be engaging in a friendly competition with birders from the Central Maryland Audubon Society (ASCM), who will be birding in a circle over at the Fred Archibald Audubon Sanctuary in New Market. The winning team earns the coveted Golden Falcon trophy. Club members welcome the public to join them to learn more about birds.
Also, a Raptor Romp will take place at Hashawha/Bear Branch Nature Center from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Oct. 7. Walk the Vista Trail and learn about raptors and other birds at several activity stations. Meet their raptor ambassadors, including a bald eagle. It is a free, family-friendly event but donations are appreciated to help care for the birds. Location: 300 John Owings Road, Westminster
This month, witness captivating art installations featuring a diverse range of birds, crafted by local artist L. Zaborowski. Embark on an adventure and spot all seven sets of birds on Main Street! (*Hint one does not belong, but flew in for a visit. Do you know which one?)