About Us

About Us

This website was created and is maintained by the Maryland Ornithological Society with the help of their partners. 

 Maryland Ornithological Society – for birds, birding and birders!

The Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS) is a nonprofit, statewide organization serving people interested in birds and nature in the state of Maryland.  Founded to promote the study and enjoyment of birds, MOS and its Chapters offer field trips, informative publications, lectures, and an annual conference to its members and the general public.  Our members participate in projects that contribute to the scientific study of birds, including seasonal bird counts.  The Society also maintains a system of sanctuaries to encourage the conservation of birds and bird habitat. The MOS Maryland/DC Records Committee certifies sightings of rare species and complies the official bird lists.  Each year MOS awards scholarships to Maryland educators and grants for ornithological research in the state.  We also support youth birding activities through several of our programs.  And very importantly, MOS makes itself heard in Annapolis and Washington for the protection of wild birds and their habitats.  To learn more about us, check our website at   www.mdbirds.org

Chapters and links

Each county in Maryland is represented by an MOS chapter.  Some smaller counties have joined to form a single chapter.  Below is a list of each chapter and its corresponding website.

Allegany/Garrett:  http://www.mdbirds.org/about/chapters/allegany.html

Anne Arundel:  http://www.aabirdclub.org/

Baltimore (city & county):  http://www.mdbirds.org/about/chapters/baltimore.html

Caroline:  http://www.mdbirds.org/about/chapters/caroline.html

Carroll:  http://www.mdbirds.org/about/chapters/carroll.html

Cecil:  http://www.cecilbirds.org/

Frederick:  http://www.frederickbirdclub.org/

Harford:  http://www.harfordbirdclub.org/harfinfo.html

Howard:  http://www.howardbirds.org/

Kent:  http://www.kentcounty.com/recreation/birding/birding-club

Montgomery:  http://www.montgomerybirdclub.org/

Patuxent (Prince Georges):  http://www.mdbirds.org/about/chapters/PxChp_v02.pdf

Talbot:  http://www.mdbirds.org/about/chapters/talbot.html

Tri-County (Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset):  http://tricountybirdclub.weebly.com/

Washington:  http://washingtoncountybirdclub.webs.com/





Want to make a tax deductible donation to MOS?  We’ve made it easy!  You can make the payment via PayPal, or by contacting the MOS Treasurer.  Take your pick. 

Paypal:  http://www.mdbirds.org/about/membership/MOS_PayPal.html

MOS Treasurer:  Treasurer@mdbirds.org