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.
Our chapter has undertaken a number of specific conservation and educational projects. One example is a current fundraising effort to construct a nesting tower for Chimney Swifts in Kinder Farm Park. Please support these projects by using the donation boxes below in the right column.
AABC is accepting applications for its Conservation Small Grant Fund. Applications will be evaluated on their benefit to wild birds and their habitats in Anne Arundel County. Projects outside Anne Arundel County may be considered if there is a significant benefit to priority and at-risk birds in Maryland. Download and complete our Small Grant Application. Our current grant limit is $500, but may be exceeded on an exceptional basis.
The Anne Arundel Bird Club is not currently holding in-person meetings. While we normally meet at the Kinder Farm Park Visitor Center during these months, the ongoing nature of COVID-19 prompted the bird club’s Board to err on the side of the health and safety of our members and guests.
However, we WILL be holding Zoom meetings with some great speakers!
Check out a listing of virtual programs for April-May 2021.
If you wish to contact an officer or committee member please submit it using the “Contact Us” dropdown bar.
1st Vice Presidents (Field Trip Chair):
2nd Vice President (Program Chair):
MOS State Directors:
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:
Field trips are not being held until further notice
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In addition to this website, you can connect with us and take part in daily discussions on our Facebook group. You can also review our most recent newsletters.
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.