Welcome to the Southern Maryland Audubon Society

The mission of the Southern Maryland Audubon Society is “to promote appreciation, conservation, and protection of birds, other wildlife, and their natural habitats through education, research and outreach”. We would like to invite you to join us in the many ways we work to fulfill our mission. We have monthly meetings and field trips throughout most of the year, offer a variety of ways to become involved in the local birding community and produce an excellent newsletter we are proud to share with you. Please explore our website and then consider joining us for an adventure outdoors sometime. We’d love to have you.

Birding in Southern Maryland is a 16 page brochure created by the Southern Maryland Audubon Society to help the birding community find local bird watching locations. It covers Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s and southern Prince George’s counties. It is available HERE for download as a PDF file. You can print out a paper copy or save it to your smart phone or tablet to have handy for your next bird watching outing.

Barn Owls and Barbecue

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Barn Owl: Michael Patterson

Youths especially welcome!  A different kind of B&B! Join Southern Maryland Audubon Society (SMAS) for Barn Owls and BBQ at 10 am on Sunday, May 15, 2016. This event is a unique wildlife experience for all ages. We will begin at 10 am with banding of the Barn Owl nestlings, accompanied by the natural history of Maryland’s fastest disappearing species of owl. This program takes place on private property in southern Charles County. The location and directions will be given when you contact Mike Callahan to register and reserve your spot. This event fills up rapidly. There is a small fee involved to cover the cost of food. Please bring your own reusable plate, mug, and utensils. RSVP to Mike at 240-765-5192 or raptorsrulemc@gmail.com.

 IBA Champions

Empowering people who love birds to help protect Maryland’s birds

Royal Tern: Bill Hubick

Audubon Maryland-DC has launched “IBA Champions,” an initiative that empowers people who love birds to help protect Maryland’s birds in the places birds need the most – Important Bird Areas. Important Bird Areas (IBAs) represent the best habitats across the state for bird species at risk as well as those vulnerable to a range of threats. Birds are currently facing a daunting array of threats to these areas from fracking and oil drilling to sprawling development proposals. With this in mind, Audubon Maryland-DC has embarked on the ambitious program to mobilize and train birders and others with an interest in bird conservation to act on behalf of birds and their habitats. So now YOU can help protect birds where they need it most – start by signing the PLEDGE!

Southern Maryland Audubon Society © 2014 -- Osprey photo by Bill Townsend