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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.


Congratulations to our Hog Island scholarship winners!

Scholarship award

Gayle Bylan receives a scholarship certificate from Michael Patterson, SMAS President and Education Committee Chair

Michael Patterson, Southern Maryland Audubon Society President and Education Committee Chair, presents Gayle Bylan, a fifth grade teacher at Sunderland Elementary School, with a scholarship to attend “Sharing Nature: An Educators’ Week” at the National Audubon Society’s Hog Island camp in Maine this summer. Other winners were Maya Huchla, a Naturalist in Calvert County, and Lori Cole, an educator at the Calvert Marine Museum. More information will be published in the June edition of the Osprey newsletter.

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