Prince George's Audubon Society

NEXT PROGRAMTuesday, 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.

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PGAS Announcements

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 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:

  P.O. Box 1311, Bowie, MD 20718-1311

last updated 4/3/2018