Baltimore Bird Club
Activities at CylburnBBC sponsors frequent birding field trips, lectures and workshops for people of all ages and all levels of experience. Some highlights include
- Monthly field trips in spring and fall
- Lectures on bird-related topics
- Birds of Maryland Collection, in the Nature Museum
- eBird Trail Tracker, in the Vollmer Center
Birding at CylburnCylburn Arboretum offers a variety of habitat, including a mixed deciduous forest with some coniferous plantings, gardens and shrubs that surround the Mansion, a small man-made bog, and open meadow areas.
What to Look ForMore than 160 species of birds have been reported being seen on Cylburn grounds. It is a great location to observe migrating birds, especially thrushes and warblers. It has many year-around avian inhabitants, including a Great Horned Owl. Orioles, warbers, tanagers, verios, kinglets, and gnatcatchers are resident during spring and summer.
BBC Cylburn Field Guide
BBC has prepared a full guide to birding at Cylburn. The guide takes you on a walk around Cylburn’s grounds, identifies good places to look for birds, tells you which birds to look for, when to look for them, and provides clear photos to help with identification.
How to Use the Guide
Bring the guide with you to Cylburn in any of the following ways:
- Download it, print it out, and bring the printed guide with you
- Download as PDF and view it on your smart phone at Cylburn
- View it on the web on your smart phone when you get to Cylburn
- The best time to watch birds is in the early morning or late afternoon, near dusk.
- Spring and fall bring the greatest variety of species as they pass through in migration.
- Bird feeders, when full, gives close-up views year-round of birds such as chickadees and titmice.
- Don’t forget that birds can be seen everywhere—in the grass, on the paths, in the bushes, in the trees, and in the sky.
- Don’t forget to listen—birds are often heard before they’re seen.