Patuxent Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society serving Prince George’s County since 1960.

The Patuxent Bird Club is for people interested in the birds of Prince George’s County, Maryland, and beyond. Activities include field trips, bird walks, meetings with presentations, seasonal bird counts and censuses, and more. All activities are open to the public at no charge. The Patuxent Bird Club partners with the Prince George’s Audubon Society in sponsoring field trips and meetings.

Visit the Patuxent Bird Club Website

The club hosts monthly meetings with a featured speaker or film and offers a year-long schedule of field trips and bird walks led by club members and other local birders. All meetings, field trips, bird walks, and bird counts are open to the public at no charge.

Officers 2019-2020

Chapter Directors

Term 2018-2020

Term 2019-2021

Representatives to MOS Board of Directors:

Coordinators & Compilers

Club activities are here.

The Patuxent Bird Club welcomes all who are interested in our local birdlife. The membership year runs from September to August, and membership dues are payable annually by September 30 for renewing members. New members may join at any time in the year; if on or after Mar 1, the dues for the remainder of that year are ½ of the annual dues.

Chapter and State Combined Membership

Household – $33
Individual – $26
Junior (under age 18) – $6

Chapter Membership Only (Affiliated; must be a full-paying member of another MOS chapter)

Household – $8
Individual – $6
Junior (under age 18) – $1

To join please select your membership level below. To renew your membership, please login to the MOS website to see your account and renew. You may also download the membership form, print it, then mail the completed form to the address on the form.

*** Renewing members please login to pay your dues. ***

Patuxent Bird Club Membership - Individual
$26 for access until Mon, Aug 31, 2020
Patuxent Bird Club Membership - Household
$33 for access until Mon, Aug 31, 2020
Patuxent Bird Club Membership - Junior
$6 for access until Mon, Aug 31, 2020
Patuxent Bird Club Membership - Individual (Affiliated)
$6 for access until Mon, Aug 31, 2020
Membership for those who are members of another MOS chapter.
Patuxent Bird Club Membership - Household (Affiliated)
$8 for access until Mon, Aug 31, 2020
Membership for those who are members of another MOS chapter.
Patuxent Bird Club Membership - Junior (Affiliated)
$1 for access until Mon, Aug 31, 2020

News from the ‘Hood newsletter.

Part of the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, Prince George’s County is fortunate in having a large variety of parks and other public lands that offer an excellent variety of habitat and a corresponding excellent selection of birds.

Birds of Prince George’s County – Field Checklist (March 2017)

The sites presented below are some of the top birding sites in the county, in terms of total species reported.

Sites on the Patuxent River (eastern border of the county), in order from north to south:

Sites on the Anacostia River or Potomac River (western border of the county), in order from north to south:

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Upcoming Events

Nov 02

Birding at Fran Uhler Natural Area

November 2 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bowie MD
Nov 07

Birding at Lake Artemesia

November 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Berwyn Heights MD
Nov 12

Meeting: Patuxent Bird Club/PGAS

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
College Park MD
Nov 16

Birding at Governor Bridge Natural Area

November 16 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bowie MD
Nov 21

Birding at Lake Artemesia

November 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Berwyn Heights MD