Prince George's Audubon Society












NEXT PROGRAMTuesday, May 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the College Park Airport Operations Building

"Marshes for Tomorrow Ė the Fight to Save Marylandís Salt Marshes from Sea Level Rise" presented by Dr. David Curson


Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge lies at the heart of one of the largest tidal marsh complexes in the northeastern US, which is recognized as an Important Bird Area supporting globally important populations of Black Rail and Saltmarsh Sparrow. Rapid sea level rise threatens the survival of this ecosystem during the current century.  Audubon is working with federal, state and NGO partners to ensure that Marylandís salt marshes and their birds do survive, by implementing innovative strategies including thin-layer sediment application, removing salt-stressed trees to facilitate the transition of dying forests to salt marsh, and enhancing tidal exchange through hydrological management.

Dr. David Curson has worked as Director of Bird Conservation for Audubon Maryland-DC since 2004, overseeing the IBA Program and running conservation projects for birds and their habitats.



Visit the Programs page for more details. 

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:  info@pgaudubon.org

  P.O. Box 1311, Bowie, MD 20718-1311

last updated 5/4/2018