Celebrate the 75th year of MOS!

May 15-17, 2020

Cumberland, MD

Planning is already underway for the 2020 MOS Convention and we hope to finalize the location and dates shortly.  But we are in need of several new members for the convention committee to organize this event.  The instructions for running a convention have been clearly summarized, with each task (e.g. registration or finding speakers) given separately.  New committee members will therefore have an easy-to-follow set of instructions.  Experienced members of the committee will be on hand to help newcomers with any questions.  Regular committee meetings, most via telephone conference, will also assist them.  The annual convention is an essential event for our society, but it can only happen if enough members step up and join the effort.  This convention will be special because it will celebrate our 75th year as an organization.  Please consider joining our team.

If you are interested, please contact the MOS President, Robin Todd at:  or  410-491-5333


May 31 – June 2, 2019

Washington College

Chestertown, MD

Thank you to all who attended the Convention and to the many volunteers! We hope you enjoyed the weekend of great birding and meeting new people and catching up with old friends. Return to this site for information about the next convention.

MOS Convention website – 2019

Winning pin design for May-June 2019 Convention – Chestertown, MD

Every year MOS hosts an annual conference for MOS members and the general public. Conference locations vary from year to year to sample Maryland’s great diversity of species and habitats. Usually these are held in the spring or early summer when birds are migrating or nest building but are occasionally held in August to catch the shorebird early migration southward or in February in Ocean City to see the wintering waterfowl. Recent conferences have been at: Washington College, Ocean City, WISP Resort, and Salisbury University. Please return to this page to see advanced notice of conferences, pin contest announcement, followed by details and online registration.