Update as of August 31, 2020
Because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the Board of Directors of Patuxent Bird Club, in consultation with the Board of Prince George’s Audubon Society, has decided not to offer group field trips/bird walks or in-person meetings in the immediate future. However, informal online meetings are being scheduled for Patuxent Bird Club and Prince George’s Audubon members. Also, the traditional Fall Bird Count will be held. Scroll down for details and see the September-October Patuxent Bird Club Newsletter.
- Please do not bird with others if you feel unwell or know that you have been exposed to the virus. We are urging birders to take up solo, backyard birding for the duration of the virus crisis.
- You may want to read this advice from National Audubon: https://www.audubon.org/news/birding-perfect-activity-while-practicing-social-distancing
- Before you go birding, call or check the website for any place you plan to visit, to make sure they are open and to determine if any restrictions are in place.
Online Meeting. Tuesday, September 8, sign into Zoom at 6:45 pm for 7 pm start time. Informal meeting with time to catch up on news and bird sightings. No formal speaker or presentation. The meeting will last no more than 40 minutes. Pre-registration required. Those registered will receive a link to the meeting by email on Monday, September 7, the day before the meeting. Only those who pre-register will receive the link to the meeting. You must pre-register no later than Sunday, September 6, 2020, at 10 am using the form at this link:
Online Meeting. Tuesday, October 13, sign into Zoom at 6:45 pm for 7 pm start time (tentative). If we have a good response for the September meeting, we’ll try it again in October. A link to the pre- registration form will be sent via email in early October.
Fall Bird Count. Sunday, September 20. Annual county-wide census of resident and migrating birds. This census is part of a state-wide effort to count fall birds. Pick your own start and stop times. See article in the September-October 2020 newsletter for details. Contact the county compiler Fred Fallon at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an assigned area and for more information.