Photography & Birding at Conowingo Dam (Accessible outing for those with mobility challenges)

Known for its large concentration of Bald Eagles and a Great Blue Heron rookery, the Conowingo Dam area is also an excellent place to look for other birds that utilize the Susquehanna River corridor south of the dam.  If you are a birder, or a photographer, or both, this is the outing for you.

We will meet in the Fisherman’s Park parking lot at 2 pm (the sun needs to be behind us to the west for best photographs) and then do some birding and photography from the base of the dam.   We should see bald eagles, vultures, herons, osprey, cormorants, and perhaps the local nesting Peregrine Falcon pair.   Then anyone who can tear themselves away from the spectacle at the dam site can travel with us along the level, multi-use Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail heading south along the river, where we may find nesting Prothonotary Warblers, Baltimore Orioles, and various flycatchers.

Bring binoculars, camera, and a spotting scope/telescope if you have one.  This outing is suitable for those with mobility issues.  All photography and birding skill levels are welcome, as are children accompanied by adults. There are portable restrooms on site.

Rain Date: June 27


Jun 26 2021


2:00 pm


Conowingo Dam
Conowingo Fisherman's Park, Shures Landing Road, Darlington, MD, USA


Tony & Pat Nastase

Other Organizers

Patty Werth, PA Master Naturalist and VFAS Board Member