On the east side, Powder Mills Park is a mature woodland park that can be productive for many species of late-migrating or nesting warblers and other songbirds. Baltimore Orioles, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Scarlet Tanagers, Pileated Woodpeckers and Red-tailed Hawks have all nested there in the past years. The trip will continue with a visit to the BANC Sanctuary on Railroad Mills Road, where we’ll walk the trails around the woodland, wetland and creek habitats. Nesting species there include Eastern Bluebirds, House Wrens, Eastern Phoebes and Screech-Owl, and adjacent tree lines have produced a variety of migrating warblers.
Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Powder Mills Park Fish Hatchery parking lot on Park Road.