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 excellent 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.

Birding in Southern Maryland is a 16 page brochure created by the Southern Maryland Audubon Society to help the birding community find local bird watching locations. It covers Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s and southern Prince George’s counties. It is available here for download as a PDF file. You can print out a paper copy or save it to your smart phone or tablet to have handy for your next bird watching outing.




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We invite you to join us for a sunset cruise on the Patuxent River to support and raise funds for the Southern Maryland Audubon Society (SMAS)! This fundraising event will offer food and drinks as we wish the osprey a successful migration to their winter homes. Enjoy the beautiful sunset over the water while helping to ensure that future generations can enjoy the rich natural resources Southern Maryland has to offer.


Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple and can be purchased here.


Your ticket includes a two-hour cruise, heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by No Thyme to Cook, and one specialty cocktail per person. Additional beer,wine,cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase onboard.


All ticket proceeds will be donated to SMAS to support our mission of promoting the appreciation, conservation, and protection of birds, other wildlife, and their natural habitats.


Click here to purchase your cruise tickets.



June 2, 2019

Southern Maryland Audubon Society held its Annual Meeting and Picnic in Accokeek, Maryland, at the Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF), Cafritz Environmental Center. We had a big crowd, a feast of delicious food, and an inspiring, Green venue. SMAS elected a great new board of directors for 2019-2020, including new officers. We also presented awards and ended the day with an enjoyable birding trek over the marshland boardwalk. Thank you, AFF, for hosting us, and big applause to Brenda Wright and Bill Townsend for all of your help. You made our picnic truly memorable!

Conservationist of the Year

Liz Sanders, JES Avanti Foundation
Presented by Bob Lukinic, Conservation Chair


 Raptor Conservation Awards


Carole Schnitzler


Tim Wells

Presented by Mike Callahan, Raptor Conservation Chair


President’s Award

Presented by Lynne Wheeler to

Program Chair – Tiffany Farrell

Outgoing President Gift

Presented to Lynne Wheeler by newly elected President Tiffany Farrell on behalf of the chapter  

New Board of Directors

President – Tiffany Farrell    Vice President – Margarita Rochow

Treasurer – Julie Daniel         Secretary – Julie Simpson

Past President – Lynne Wheeler

 Directors – Elena Gilroy, Tracey Stuller, Tom Seaton, Greg Klesch, Tim Wells