Anne Arundel Bird Club

Meetings  2018 – 2019


Kinder Farm Park
Harvest Hall

1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd
Millersville, MD  21108

  • September 19, 2018
  • October 24, 2018
  • November 28, 2018
  • December 19, 2018
  • January 16, 2019
  • February 20, 2019

Quiet Waters Park
Blue Heron Center

600 Quiet Waters Park Rd
Annapolis, MD 21403

  • March 20, 2019
  • April 17, 2019
  • May 15, 2019
September 2018

Monthly Meeting

September 19, Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Harvest Hall, Kinder Farm Park

AABC Annual Open House

AABC welcomes all wild bird lovers to attend our Annual Open House Meeting! We will introduce the Fall/Winter slate of field trips, and the roster of speakers presenting at our monthly meetings. Colin Rees presents a brief program, “Feathers”, part of his series on bird natural history. Wildlife Rehabilitator Kathy Woods, founder of the Phoenix Wildlife Center, will describe her work and the center’s service to injured animals over its 25+ year mission. Raffle drawing for a signed Robert Bateman framed print, “Pair of Black-crowned Night Herons”. (Tickets are $10 each or 3/$25. Call Judy Brennan 410-280-2487 to purchase tickets in advance) Refreshments served.

Contact:  Barbara Johnson at 410-703-4664 or

October 2018

Monthly Meeting

October 24, Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Harvest Hall, Kinder Farm Park

A 2018 Birding Trip to Colombia

AABC past-president Pierre Henkart will narrate and share his photos of the expertly guided birding tour through Colomia that he and his wife Danalee took in February 2018. Originating in Medellin, the 9-day adventure covered several distinct habitats at elevations from 1,000 to 10,000 feet.

Contact:  Barbara Johnson at 410-703-4664 or

November 2018

 Monthly Meeting

November 28, Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Harvest Hall, Kinder Farm Park

John W. “Bud” Taylor: Naturalist, Friend to All

The life and legacy of renowned Maryland wildlife artist and AABC member Bud Taylor will be shared by his friend and colleague, Dr. Matt Perry, Emeritus Scientist at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. The program includes images of Bud’s paintings and Matt’s recollections of Bud’s contributions as a superb naturalist.

Contact: Barbara Johnson at 410-703-4664 or

December 2018

Monthly Meeting

December 19, Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Harvest Hall, Kinder Farm Park

Decoding Bird/Aircraft Collisions with Jim Whatton

The Smithsonian Institution’s Feather Identification Lab is located in the Division of Birds and is responsible for the identification of bird ‘snarge’ or minute evidence such as tissue and feathers from bird aircraft collisions, birdstrikes. The Feather Lab has interagency agreements with the US Air Force, US Navy, and FAA to identify birdstrikes and processes over 9,000 cases a year using DNA barcoding and the comprehensive bird collections at the National Museum of Natural History. We will discuss the birdstrike identification process, highlighting examples using whole feathers, DNA barcoding, and feather microstructure.

Contact: Barbara Johnson at 410-703-4664 or