Join the Natural History Society of Maryland and biologist Nick Spero on a winter hike to look for bald eagles! This is a great time of year to see them! We may also see some Lesser Scaup, Hooded Mergansers, and Common Mergansers.

Nick Spero is a biologist who loves to observe wildlife. He was featured on NPR talking about foraging. Check out the awesome video.

Location: Loch Raven Reservoir, 9762 Loch Raven Drive. Park your car and meet in the large parking lot just north of the dam.

Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous (derived from the combination of cold weather and decent hiking – please don’t underestimate the cold!)

What to wear: PREPARE FOR THE COLD!!! Dress in warm layers with non-cotton articles of clothing, and don’t forget to wear gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, etc.

What to bring: binoculars and guidebooks if you have any!

Register to attend:

As always this time of year, snow is a possibility! Please check back on our website, Meetup, or our Facebook page in the case of cancellation or postponement if snow is a possibility. We will try to make the call the day before at the latest.

Cost: NHSM Members: $10, NHSM Non-member: $15

OpportunityA volunteer is needed to sign-in participants and collect waivers. If you would like to volunteer the event cost is waived. Please contact Emily at for more information.