Prince George's Audubon Society

NEXT PROGRAMTuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm at the College Park Aviation Museum

"Satin Bowerbirds in Australia" presented by Joshua Kiner

An extraordinary example of how sexual selection has shaped the behavior of species is the bowerbird, a family of birds endemic to Australia and Papua New Guinea.  The males construct elaborate courtship display sites called “bowers.”  In this presentation, Josh Kiner will share his field research studying the mating behavior of the satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) as a graduate student at the University of Maryland.  In addition to highlighting some of the fascinating studies that have been conducted at Wallaby Creek, Josh will share stories, pictures, and videos of bowerbird behavior and the challenges of documenting their behavior in the wild.

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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, 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.


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  P.O. Box 1311, Bowie, MD 20718-1311

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