NEXT PROGRAM: Tuesday, December 12,
2017 at 7:30
pm at the College Park Airport Operations Building
Annual Holiday Social and Movie Night Featuring: Birds of May"
On the sandy beaches of the
Delaware Bay in New Jersey, a visitor arrives each May from the
southernmost tip of South America. That visitor is the red knot (Calidris canutus rufa).
What makes the red knot remarkable is its epic journey of 19,000 miles
per year, from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic Circle and back again,
one of the longest migrations in the animal kingdom.
Birds of May,
filmed in May 2016 on the beaches of the Delaware Bay, is filmmaker
Jared Flesherís ode to the natural spectacle of the red knotís annual
visit. Itís also an investigation of a potential new threat to red knot
survival: the expansion of oyster
aquaculture onto red knot feeding grounds. Against the scenic backdrop
of the bay, Flesher interviews both oyster farmers and the shorebird
biologists who fear that an oyster farming boom here could push the red
knot closer to extinction.
Visit the Programs
page for more details.
PGAS in the Community
The 4th annual migration-themed "Mi Casa es su Casa" Festival of Birds was held on Saturday, September 23
at Lake Artemesia and was a great success. Plan to join us in September, 2018 for this annual festival.
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.