NEXT PROGRAM: Tuesday, April 10,
2018 at 7:30
pm at the College Park Airport Operations Building
"Playing Dr. Doolittle: Understanding Bird Songs and Social Behavior"presented by Dr. Kim Derrickson
Sex, Drugs, and Rock ní Roll Ė Avian Style. Well, maybe not the drugs, but more than enough of the other two to make an entertaining evening. Come learn about our local avian virtuoso, the Northern Mockingbird,
and hear why they keep you up at night singing from your chimney.
Dr. Kim Derrickson, our speaker for this evening, will tell you all you
ever wanted to know* about Northern Mockingbirds (*and you donít have
to be afraid to ask). He will also discuss his various research
endeavors attempting to unravel the social lives and singing styles of
another local species with a beautiful song, the
Wood Thrush, and a Panamanian bird, the Dusky Antbird. During the presentation, we will explore questions such
as: Why do mockingbirds have one of the largest vocal repertoires
of any bird species? How do birds know how far away a neighbor is
by listening? Why are there good Dads and poor Dads in Wood
Thrushes when it comes to parental care? And, do Wood Thrushes
actually see their eggs?
Dr. Kim Derrickson is an Associate Professor of Biology and Chair of
the Department of Biology at Loyola University, Maryland.
Visit the Programs
page for more details.
It's time for the Second Annual ITTY BITTY BIRDATHON!
$10 entry fee for teams of 2 - 6 persons to bird for three consecutive
hours during the month of May in Prince Georges County. Warblers
count 2 points all other birds count 1 point. Individuals may
enter more than one team. Mail your entry information (team
members, date of anticipated birding, and alternative
date) and checks to Prince George's Audubon Society, PO Box 1311,
Bowie, MD 20718-1311 by May 1, 2018. For full Birdathon
information click here.
Visit the new Board Photos and Bios
page for information about the current Board of Directors.
See photos from some of our recent community events on the Photos
Please visit the Newsletter
page to see
the latest issue of The Bluebird
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|Welcome to the home page of the Prince George's Audubon
a local chapter of the National Audubon Society serving Audubon members
in the northern part of Prince George's County, Maryland. PGAS
established in 1972 as a non-profit organization with officers and a
of directors, all volunteers, elected by the general membership.
Membership in PGAS is obtained through the National Audubon
PGAS members receive our chaper newsletter, The Bluebird, and are
to actively participate in chapter activities including a monthly
series, bird walks, field trips, annual bird counts, and other special
This website is for members of PGAS to keep up to date
on program and
field trip schedules and other chapter activities. In addition,
website serves as a resource for non-members to find out more about
and PGAS and to explore the benefits of membership. Non-members
welcome to participate in our meetings and field trips and are free to
take advantage of the local birding and environmental information on
website as well as the links to a wide range of related information
on the internet. Of course, if you live in northern Prince
County we would love to have you as a PGAS member, and membership
is always available.