Anne Arundel Bird Club

The Anne Arundel Bird Club, organized in 1954, is one of 15 chapters of the Maryland Ornithological Society which is dedicated to the protection and conservation of birdlife and other natural resources. The AABC hosts monthly meetings, numerous field trips, lectures and other activities throughout the year. AABC welcomes birders from Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties to join AABC.


From September through May the Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm. Meetings feature an illustrated nature program by qualified professional and amateur speakers. Our meetings are held at two of Anne Arundel County’s parks – Kinder Farm Park in Severna Park and Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.

We are pleased to partner with both parks to promote bird appreciation, education and conservation. And we are grateful to the Friends of Kinder Farm Park and the Friends of Quiet Waters Park for their support.

Check out a complete listing of monthly meetings and upcoming programs for 2019.


Diane Benyus 443-985-1416

1st Vice President (Field Trip Chair):
Kevin Smith  410-761-0755

2nd Vice President (Program Chair):
Barbara Johnson 410-703-4664

Peter Bungay 301-651-1280

Recording Secretary:
Judith Brennan 410-280-2487

MOS State Directors:
Dianne Westbrook 443-618-8421
Chris Eberly 540-270-5248

Communications Director:
Danalee Henkart 410-849-5343

Conservation Chair:
Colin Rees 410-757-8570

Field Trips

Anne Arundel Bird Club hosts numerous field trips throughout the county and nearby hotspots, both on weekends and during the week. These trips are planned to visit a wide variety of habitats which affords the opportunity to see many diverse species. Trips are led by expert birders who are familiar with the specific local. We welcome all to join in the fun especially novice and youth birders.

You can view our field trips in either of two ways:

1) View the calendar of Anne Arundel events. Clicking on a specific item will take you to a page that includes a detailed description, map and further links. To view calendar events of other MOS chapters enter the chapter in the Keyword box and click “Find Events”.

2) View the list of field trips with full descriptions:

September/October 2018

November/December 2018

January/February 2019


Membership - Household
$45 for access until Sun, Sep 1, 2019
Membership - Individual
$35 for access until Sun, Sep 1, 2019
Membership - Junior (under 18)
$6 for access until Sun, Sep 1, 2019
Membership - Sustaining
$70 for access until Sun, Sep 1, 2019
Membership - Associate Household*
$10 for access until Sun, Sep 1, 2019
Member of another MOS Chapter
Membership - Associated Individual*
$8 for access until Sun, Sep 1, 2019
Member of another MOS Chapter

Birding in Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County provides a rich variety of excellent birding opportunities with habitats ranging from Chesapeake Bay coastlines to ponds, streams and rivers; tidal and freshwater marsh; forest, fields and floodplains. Our many parks host fall and spring migrants such as warblers, thrushes, and flycatchers, and breeding birds in summer including hawks, woodpeckers, orioles and tanagers. Several waterfront parks offer winter views of large numbers of waterfowl visiting our rivers and bay.

Click on the tab “County Locations for Birding” below to see a map of Anne Arundel County with several of our primary birding sites marked. Click on a location and you will be directed to a full page of information with insider tips for visiting, description of terrain, and frequently reported species. You will also find links to additional sites, such as park websites, trail maps (when available) and recent ebird listings.

Birders in Anne Arundel County have opportunities to contribute as citizen scientists with bird counts conducted each year, including the Annual Christmas Bird Count, the Spring Count, the Fort Smallwood Spring Hawk Migration counts. Experienced birders team with novices during bird counts and field trips so birders of any level and any age can have a fun and enriching experience.

County Locations for Birding

Map of birding locations in Anne Arundel county.