Prince George's Audubon Society












NEXT PROGRAMTuesday, January 8, 2019 at 7:30 pm at the College Park Airport Operations Building

"Calvert County Owls: Restoring the Barn Owl and the Status of the County's Other Owls" presented by Andy Brown

Andy Brown, a Naturalist with Calvert County's Natural Resources Division, will discuss his on-going efforts to restore Barn Owls in Calvert County, from which they had nearly, if not entirely, disappeared. He will also touch on the status of other owls, including Saw-whet, in the county. The Calvert County Division of Natural Resources and Department of Parks and Recreation conduct a number of bird research projects.  For more information, see https://www.calvertparks.org/bird-research.

About the presenter: Andy Brown has been a Naturalist with Calvert County for 32 years. He received his degree in Wildlife Biology from Frostburg State University. Andy conducts research projects on Barn Owls, Saw-whet Owls, American Kesterls, and Eastern Bluebirds, and is beginning a partnership with the Eastern Motus Wildlife Tracking Collaborative this winter.


NEXT FIELD TRIP:  Saturday, January 12 - Walk at Bladensburg Waterfront Park and Anacostia River Trail

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg, MD

The park and trail offer excellent habitat for wintering birds, including gulls, sparrows, and other passerines.The newly opened Anacostia River Trail extends south from Bladensburg Waterfront Park, passing an
old land ll site that has now been restored as a grassland, with an adjacent restored freshwater marsh.This is the site that hosted a Harris’s Sparrow last winter. Meet at 8 am at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Road (Route 450) in Bladensburg. For more information about the site, see https://www.mdbirdingguide.com/Bladensburg_Waterfront_Park. Drive in through the gate and go all the way to the farthest parking area, near the office building and kayak launch site. For more information, contact Ross Geredien, at goodmigrations@yahoo.com.


PGAS Announcements

The PGAS website is undergoing major changes, including a new webmaster (please let  us know if you are interested) and possibly a move to a new platform and major redesign.  Important updates will continue to be made on this home page as we prepare for these changes, but individual pages such as Programs, Field Trips, and Links may not be updated until a new system is in place.  Please excuse any lack of information in the interim.  Information about upcoming programs and field trips can also be found on the website of our sister organization, Patuxtent Bird Club, at www.patuxentbirdclub.org.


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 11/2/2018