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.

Join us on October 7 for Sri Lanka — Exploration of a Biodiversity Hotspot

Lying within the Indomalaya ecozone, Sri Lanka is one of 25 biodiversity hotspots in the world. Although the country is relatively small in size, it has the highest biodiversity density in Asia. Come and meet Ecologist Gwen Brewer and Naturalist/Photographer George Jett as they present their latest travel finds. Come early at 7:00 p.m. for refreshments and mingling. Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m.

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A Ceylon Blue Magpie, one of the many endemic birds of Sri Lanka. Photo by George Jett

Save Charles County’s Important Bird Areas (IBAs)

Prothonotary Warblers nest and raise young in the swamps of the Mattawoman Creek and Nanjemoy Important Bird Areas (IBAs) of Charles County, Maryland. The current draft of the Charles County Comprehensive Plan calls for 27,000 acres to be developed, which will damage the integrity of the IBAs. Read more to see how you can help.

Prothonotary Warbler. Photo by Bill Hubick

Prothonotary Warbler. Photo by Bill Hubick


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