Southern Maryland Audubon Society

The First Maryland Chapter of the National Audubon Society

Established 1971



Welcome to the Southern Maryland Audubon Society

The mission of the Southern Maryland Audubon Society is "to promote appreciation, conservation, and protection of birds, other wildlife, and their natural habitats through education, research and outreach".

We would like to invite you to join us in the many ways we work to fulfill our mission. We have monthly meetings and field trips throughout most of the year, offer a variety of ways to become involved in the local birding community and produce an excellant newsletter we are proud to share with you. Please explore our website and then consider joining us for an adventure outdoors sometime. We'd love to have you.

2014 Spring & Summer Program

The program for Spring & Summer 2014 is available. You can download a PDF version here or check the Monthly Activities page. Make plans to attend some of the great field trips and monthly meetings we have scheduled, visit with old and new friends and enjoy the birds and birding community of southern Maryland. -->

Join Us

Click here to learn about membership benefits and how to join. You can also click here to learn about our Yahoo email birding list.

Places to Bird

Click here to download a PDF copy of our Birding in Southern Maryland brochure. The file is about 4megs so be patient, we promise it is worth the wait! The brochure includes a color map with major roads identified and local "hotspots" organized by county.


Click here to learn about our popular and exciting Adopt-a-Raptor program.

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Upcoming Events

Field Trip

April 19
Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sotterley Plantation,
St. Mary’s County

Leaders: Michael Patterson & David Moulton (240-278-4473)

Usher in your Earth Day week with a bird-filled exploration of this scenic and historic Patuxent River property. Nesting Bald Eagles, meadowlarks, woodpeckers and waterfowl can be found via Sotterley’s extensive new trail system. Beginner Birders Welcome! GPS Directions: 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636. From MD-235, go north onto MD- 245, Sotterley Road. Turn right onto Sotterley Lane to the gravel parking lot on the Sotterley historic property. RSVP to by April 18.


May 7
Wednesday - 7:30 PM
Leonardtown Library,
St. Mary's County
23250 Hollywood Road (Rt. 245)
Leonardtown, MD 20640

Krysta Hougen, Teacher Naturalist and Camp Director, Pickering Creek Audubon Center and David Curson, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon MD-DC

Join Audubon Maryland-DC to learn more about our state’s salt marshes. Audubon will share how their ongoing work in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge betters our understanding of this Globally Important Bird Area and how, along with partners, is working to prepare the vital habitat for changes due to climate change. Following the presentation, participants will learn of the “Audubon at Blackwater day:; a day created for regional Audubon chapters to meet each other, tour Blackwater, and participate in a restoration project.