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.

Chris Eberly

1st Vice Presidents (Field Trip Chair):
Alan Young
Sue Young

2nd Vice President (Communications Director):
Deb Wade

Peter Bungay

MOS State Directors:
Jim Collatz
Alan Christian

Program Chair:
Pamela Kellett

Media Coordinator:
Dianne Westbrook

Hospitality Chair:
Lucie Lehman

Conservation Chair:
Colin Rees

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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Anne Arundel Membership - Individual
$35 for membership September 1 - August 31.
Anne Arundel Membership - Household
$45 for membership September 1 - August 31.
Anne Arundel Membership - Junior (under 18)
$6 for membership September 1 - August 31.
Anne Arundel Membership - Sustaining
$70 for membership September 1 - August 31.
Anne Arundel Membership - Associated Individual
$8 for membership September 1 - August 31. Membership for those who are members of another, primary MOS chapter.
Anne Arundel Membership - Associated Household
$10 for membership September 1 - August 31. Membership for those who are members of another, primary MOS chapter.

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.

Map of birding locations in Anne Arundel county.

Anne Arundel Bird Club

Upcoming Events

Sun 05

Monthly walk at Kinder Farm Park

December 5 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Millersville MD
Wed 15

Birdwalk at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Lothian MD
Wed 15

Meeting: Anne Arundel Bird Club

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun 19

Monthly walk at Quiet Waters Park

December 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Annapolis MD
Jan 08

Monitoring Shorebirds and More

January 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Annapolis MD

AABC conservation and education contribution

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