This is a prime time for birders. The annual bald eagle gathering at Conowingo Dam has been sparse this year, so it may not be worth the trip there. But there are plenty of other options. The Carroll County Bird Club is part of the Maryland Ornithological Society with local chapters in Frederick, Howard and Washington counties, and Baltimore City and County. There is also a Delmarva Ornithological Society, Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology, and Bird Clubs in Delaware County, Lancaster, and West Chester, among many others in southern Pennsylvania.