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MOS Planning Retreat, Saturday, October 20, 9AM-4PM

Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore


Would you like to learn more about the Maryland Ornithological Society, or help improve its value and impact? Your expertise, commitment, enthusiasm, questions, willingness to learn, or any combination of the above are needed at the next MOS Retreat. All MOS members are welcome. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Registration is required.

To register or ask questions, contact by October 15 (please write “MOS Retreat” in subject line). Attendance is limited by the room size, so register early. Details and agenda will follow, upon your registration.

We will build upon the MOS retreat in January, 2017, revisiting and assessing the working groups formed at that time. Again, participants will help take stock of MOS’s accomplishments, current and future priorities and needs, and ways to serve and expand our membership. Of critical importance is the opportunity to harness MOS’s capacity and commitment to address the burgeoning threats to wild birds and their habitat, indeed all wildlife.

Since the 2017 Retreat, MOS has made major strides in communication among its members and chapters. Needs identified at the retreat led to volunteers making compelling presentations to chapter members on the MOS Sanctuaries, MOS funding, and YMOS activities. MOS recently launched its new website, a valuable and wide-reaching resource for members and the public.

Key MOS positions– Sanctuary Chair, MOS Convention Chair, Webmaster, The Maryland Yellowthroat Editor, Development Chair –have been filled with new volunteers, but we have some empty spots!

MOS has stepped up its conservation footprint by sponsoring the Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership and Safe Skies Maryland. Both organizations need our help.  The MOS Convention Committee has engaged professional services with the aim of expanding and improving on the annual event. We invite members to embrace the opportunities to help ensure its success.

Interest and work within the MOS sanctuary system is growing. Our Youth program needs more members. We have a new Breeding Bird Atlas on the horizon. There is more, so please join us in improving the work of your MOS!