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.

Winter Owl Prowl at Myrtle Point Park on December 5 at 8:00 pm

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Youths are welcome to join us for this annual event to “call out” the resident owls of the park. Owls are nocturnal, with large eyes that allow them to see well at night. However, because they’re active at night they can be difficult to spot. We will meet in front of the park gates and attempt to attract owls by having them respond to recorded calls. Please dress for the weather, but avoid “noisy” clothing (please no snowsuits!). This event is weather dependent. Rain or high winds will result in cancellation. To find Myrtle Point Park, take Rt. 4 in St. Mary’s County to Patuxent Boulevard, and follow to the end. RSVP to Bob Boxwell at 410-610-5124Bobboxwell@hotmail.com.

Help Congress Pass the 2015 Bird-Safe Buildings Act

Birds vs. BuildingsDid you know that collisions with glass claim the lives of hundreds of millions of birds in the United States each year? Birds that have successfully flown thousands of miles on migration can then die in seconds on a pane of glass.You can urge your U.S. Representative to support the 2015 Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act. Please consider taking action on this important bill before Congress by clicking here.


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