The Yellowthroat

The Yellowthroat, the newsletter of the Maryland Ornithological Society, is published quarterly (February, May, August, November), and contains columns and articles of interest to the Maryland birding community. The Yellowthroat is free to all MOS members as part of their membership package. MOS members and chapters may send articles for publication directly to the editor.

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Maryland Birdlife

Maryland Birdlife is published twice annually to record and encourage the study of birds in and around Maryland. Originally conceived as a quarterly booklet, Maryland Birdlife was edited for many decades by world-renowned ornithologist Chandler Robbins. The final issue under his esteemed oversight was published in 2014. The journal is henceforth edited by Gene Scarpulla.

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Birds of Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia

Recently published book presenting photos and descriptions of all bird species in the three mid-atlantic area. Includes sites where to search for species.

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The Yellowbook

The Field List of the Birds of MD, popularly known as the The Yellowbook, (third edition), written by Marshall J. Iliff, Robert F. Ringler and James Stasz, is a prime source of information about species abundance and dates of occurrence, as well as county list data.

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Atlas Information

The Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia is a publication of the Maryland Ornithological Society and the result of tens of thousands of hours of work in the field, in libraries, in file rooms, at computer terminals, and at kitchen tables.

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Birding Checklists

It helps to have list of local birds you can hope to see when you go birding.

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Annual Birding Report

Annual Birding Reports have been compiled for years.

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A Brief History of Ornithology in Maryland

Colin Rees

Colin Rees is Chair of the Long-range Planning Committee of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS) and the Science Advisory Committee of the Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership (MBCP).

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