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.
St. Mary’s College Students Report on Port Tobacco Bird Populations
On Thursday, June 2, student researchers from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the state’s public honors college, presented the results of their statistical analysis of Port Tobacco Christmas Bird Count data at the Holiday Inn Express in La Plata. Thirty years of data were analyzed to determine the relationship between open space, population, density and bird populations. Click here to read the report and learn about our bird populations throughout the years and gain a greater understanding of how important bird counts are. The analysis was conducted for the Southern Maryland Audubon Society by Genevieve McPherson-Shambarger, Peter Webster and Joseph Carr under the guidance of Dr. Amy Henderson.
SMAS Annual Meeting and Picnic rescheduled for July 31, 1:00-4:00 pm
Due to the forecast of severe thunderstorms on June 5, the Southern Maryland Audubon Society Annual Meeting and Picnic was postponed. Safety was our primary concern. The new date is Sunday, July 31. We hope this new date works for our members and you can join us at Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown, MD from 1 pm – 4 pm. The park offers 265 acres of natural area on the Patuxent River including 4,000 feet of river shoreline and 50 acres of marshland. Our potluck picnic meeting will be held at a pavilion, enabling us to immerse ourselves easily into the park’s wonderful nature-filled environment. Directions: From Rt 4 at Huntingtown turn onto Old Town Road (Route 524). Proceed to Bowen’s Grocery Store and turn on Huntingtown Road (Route 521). At the 4-way stop intersection, continue straight, and you will be on Kings Landing Road. The road dead ends at the park.