Prince George's Audubon Society












NEXT PROGRAMTuesday, 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.

For more info or if you want to volunteer, contact Teresa Watson at tlwatson1@verizon.net.


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 page.

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 Society (PGAS), a local chapter of the National Audubon Society serving Audubon members in the northern part of Prince George's County, Maryland.  PGAS was established in 1972 as a non-profit organization with officers and a board of directors, all volunteers, elected by the general membership.  Membership in PGAS is obtained through the National Audubon Society.  PGAS members receive our chaper newsletter, The Bluebird, and are encouraged to actively participate in chapter activities including a monthly speaker series, bird walks, field trips, annual bird counts, and other special events. 

This website is for members of PGAS to keep up to date on program and field trip schedules and other chapter activities.  In addition, this website serves as a resource for non-members to find out more about Audubon and PGAS and to explore the benefits of membership.  Non-members are welcome to participate in our meetings and field trips and are free to take advantage of the local birding and environmental information on this website as well as the links to a wide range of related information available on the internet.  Of course, if you live in northern Prince George's County we would love to have you as a PGAS member, and membership information is always available.

 

Questions or comments?  Contact the PGAS Webmaster at:  info@pgaudubon.org

  P.O. Box 1311, Bowie, MD 20718-1311

last updated 12/8/2017