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.

Sponsor Audubon Maryland-DC’s 8th Annual Birdathon

Please help protect Maryland’s Important Bird Areas that are home to hundreds of birds and other wildlife.

Photo: Bill Hubick

After a long, cold winter, spring is finally here and the migrant birds are returning to Maryland. What better way to celebrate than by helping to protect the vital Important Bird Areas (IBAs) that these birds depend on, and support Audubon MD-DC’s 8th annual Birdathon!

The Birdathon Team includes Mikey Lutmerding, Matt Hafner, Bill Hubick, and Dan Small. On May 19th and 20th, the team will travel across Maryland as they try to identify as many bird species as possible during a 24-hour period.  They found 202 species in 2016!  Can they possibly beat that total in 2017?

It’s all for a good cause. Audubon’s Birdathon will raise funds to support habitat protection and stewardship at Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Maryland. The 43 IBAs are habitats of critical importance for birds and the Important Bird Areas Program continues to work hard for bird conservation at these sites across Maryland.

Make A Donation

Please sponsor the Birdathon team by making a donation here.

Make A Pledge

You can also pledge some amount for every bird species they see or hear (e.g. $1 or $2 per bird). To make a pledge, please email psmith@audubon.org.


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