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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. Most activities are open to the public at no charge. The club’s newsletter, News from the ‘Hood, is sent to members on a bimonthly basis from September to May.

The Patuxent Bird Club is one of fifteen chapters of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS). Members of the Patuxent Bird Club enjoy all the benefits of MOS membership, including statewide field trips; an annual convention; international travel opportunities; discounts for subscriptions to the online reference Birds of the World and for online courses offered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology; a quarterly newsletter (The Maryland Yellowthroat), and a scientific journal (Maryland Birdlife), published twice a year.

The Patuxent Bird Club partners with Prince George’s Audubon Society in sponsoring field trips and monthly meetings. Currently, meeting are being held online via Zoom. The usual venue for in-person meetings In-person meetings has been the Operations Building at the historic College Park Airport, 2nd Floor, 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD 20740 (click for map and directions.) We hope to return to the Airport in the future. 

For more information about the Patuxent Bird Club, please explore this website.  We hope you will join us for a meeting or field trip!