Sep
25
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] South Tract of Patuxent Research Refuge

  • South Tract National Wildlife Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

One of a series of walks to explore the seasonal variations in bird use of the habitats at South Tract. Be prepared to walk up to 2 miles. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. Target species include migrating warblers, flycatchers, vireos, and sparrows.

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/directions.html

Meet at 7:30 am in the parking lot of the National Wildlife Visitor Center off Powder Mill Rd. For further information, contact the leader, Ken Cohen, at kvulture@aol.com.

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Sep
27
to Sep 28

[Art Contest] Annual Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest and Activities

  • National Wildlife Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fri, Sep 27 – Sat, Sep 28, Doors open 9am,

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Annual Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest and Activities at the Patuxent National Wildlife Visitor Center in Laurel, MD. Please join artists, conservationists, and outdoor enthusiasts for the Nation’s oldest and most prestigious wildlife art competition: the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Art Contest! Doors open to the public at 9 am each day and judging begins at 10 am. Family-friendly activities are scheduled throughout each day. For more information contact Patuxent Research Refuge at 301-497-5763 or view the calendar of events.

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[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia
Oct
3
3:00 PM15:00

[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia

  • Luther Goldman Trail at Lake Artemesia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Prince George's Audubon Society leads mid-week bird walks every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia.  In the fall and winter months (Sept. - March) walks will begin at 3:00 PM, and in the spring and summer months (April - August) they will start at 6:00 PM.  Meet at the parking lot at Berwyn Road and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights.  For beginners and experts.  Bird checklist available. 

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-95), take Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) south for 0.5 mile. Turn right on Greenbelt Road (Rt. 193) following it 0.75 miles. Turn right onto Branchville Rd. after Beltway Plaza (see sign for Lake Artemesia), following it for 0.7 miles. The road will bear left and left again crossing under Greenbelt Rd. where it changes into Ballew Ave. Just after the stop sign at Berwyn Rd., turn left into the parking lot for Lake Artemesia. Use parking lot across from 5411 Berwyn Rd, Berwyn Heights, MD. The lake, not visible from the parking lot, is further down Ballew Avenue. Walk along bike path into park.

No reservations needed.  Contact Dave Mozurkewich at mozurk@verizon.net or 301-509-2212 for more information.  

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[Bird Walk] Fran Uhler Natural Area
Oct
5
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] Fran Uhler Natural Area

Walks take place on the 1st Saturday of the month. Meet at park entrance at 7:30 a.m. No reservations needed.

Fran Uhler Natural Area features mature woodlands and open water wetland that can feature migrant warblers, Barred Owls, and the occasional Yellow-crowned Night Heron. This area of Patuxent River Park is co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Directions: From the Beltway (I-495), take Rt. 450 north. Turn right at the 2nd light onto Lanham Severn Rd. (Rt. 564). Proceed 5 miles on Lanham Severn Rd.  After the bridge over the railroad, follow the right-of-way though a left turn onto 11th St. in old Bowie. One mile later, turn left at the light onto Laurel Bowie Rd. (Rt. 197). Pass the next light and turn right after the railroad bridge onto Lemons Bridge Rd. Proceed one mile to the Fran Uhler Natural Area gate and park on the left.

If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.



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Oct
8
7:30 AM07:30

[Field Trip] Jug Bay Pontoon Bird Boat Trip

  • 16000 Croom Airport Road Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Meet at Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Road, Croom, MD.

Trip led by Park Naturalist Gregory Kearns, renowned Sora Rail expert. Observe what birds migration has brought in and the beauty of the flowering marsh. For PGAS and Patuxent Bird Club members only, unless space available.

Check-in at 7 am upper parking lot. Boat departs promptly at 7:30 am from lower Jackson’s Landing parking and dock.

Limit 20.
Fee: $6/Prince George’s/Montgomery Co. residents; $8/all others.
By reservation only in order received.
Contact: Maureen Blades, mblades5@verizon.net, 301-262-5148.

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[Monthly Meeting] The United States Bird Banding Program
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

[Monthly Meeting] The United States Bird Banding Program

  • College Park Airport Operations Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Presentation

The Bird Banding Laboratory was established in 1920 to coordinate bird banding activities across the United States and its Territories. Bird banding has been widely practiced in the United States since the 1950s and has evolved into a program of approximately 1700 master banders and 5000 subpermittees who band more than one million birds annually. While bird banding was originally a practice where birds were marked with numbered metal bands to gain knowledge about the movement patterns of birds after banded birds were recovered and band numbers reported, in recent decades, technological advances have greatly expanded our ability to track bird movements. Satellite transmitters, geolocators, and other devices now allow for more detailed tracking of the movements of individual birds and provide remarkable insights into migratory behaviors that we never could have imagined. Because birds are good indicators of the health of the environment, the status and trends of bird populations are critical for identifying and understanding many ecological issues and for developing effective science, management and conservation practices. This presentation provides a history of the bird banding program in the United States and its contributions towards advancing the scientific understanding of bird migration and other aspects of avian ecology.

About the lecturer

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Bruce Peterjohn moved to Maryland in 1991 to become coordinator for the Breeding Bird Survey for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. After serving in that position for nearly 8 years, he worked as a wildlife biologist on various bird population monitoring projects at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. In October 2008, he was appointed Chief of the U.S. Bird Banding Laboratory, and has been responsible for the U.S. banding program for the past 11 years. When not in his office, Bruce is an active hummingbird bander with an interest in the winter hummingbirds of the Mid-Atlantic region.

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PGAS monthly programs are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through June, in partnership with the Patuxent Bird Club, a chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society. There are no programs scheduled in July or August. PGAS members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and non-members are always welcome.

The formal program always begins at 7:30 pm, but doors open at 7:00 for informal conversation, refreshments, and exchange of birding news.  Each program opens with brief statements from leaders of both clubs about upcoming events, items of interest and other club business, followed by the featured speaker with a question-and-answer period afterwards.

The programs are held at the College Park Airport Operations Building, 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD.



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[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia
Oct
17
3:00 PM15:00

[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia

  • Luther Goldman Trail at Lake Artemesia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Prince George's Audubon Society leads mid-week bird walks every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia.  In the fall and winter months (Sept. - March) walks will begin at 3:00 PM, and in the spring and summer months (April - August) they will start at 6:00 PM.  Meet at the parking lot at Berwyn Road and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights.  For beginners and experts.  Bird checklist available. 

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-95), take Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) south for 0.5 mile. Turn right on Greenbelt Road (Rt. 193) following it 0.75 miles. Turn right onto Branchville Rd. after Beltway Plaza (see sign for Lake Artemesia), following it for 0.7 miles. The road will bear left and left again crossing under Greenbelt Rd. where it changes into Ballew Ave. Just after the stop sign at Berwyn Rd., turn left into the parking lot for Lake Artemesia. Use parking lot across from 5411 Berwyn Rd, Berwyn Heights, MD. The lake, not visible from the parking lot, is further down Ballew Avenue. Walk along bike path into park.

No reservations needed.  Contact Dave Mozurkewich at mozurk@verizon.net or 301-509-2212 for more information.  

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[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area
Oct
19
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area

Walks take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Meet at park entrance at 7:30 a.m. No reservations needed.

Governor Bridge Natural Area offers a wide variety of habitats -- mature riparian woodlands, second growth scrub, open grassy fields, and small ponds and creeks. This area of Patuxent River Park is co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Directions

From the South: Take Rt. 301 North.  Turn right on Governor Bridge Rd. just before the Rt. 50 intersection.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the North:  Take Rt. 3 South.  Just after the Rt. 50 intersection, turn left on Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the East or West:  Take Rt. 50 to Rt. 301 South.   Immediately get into the left lane for the left turn onto Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

If you come to the bridge, you've gone too far.

If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.



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[Bird Walk] Fran Uhler Natural Area
Nov
2
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] Fran Uhler Natural Area

Walks take place on the 1st Saturday of the month. Meet at park entrance at 7:30 a.m. No reservations needed.

Fran Uhler Natural Area features mature woodlands and open water wetland that can feature migrant warblers, Barred Owls, and the occasional Yellow-crowned Night Heron. This area of Patuxent River Park is co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Directions: From the Beltway (I-495), take Rt. 450 north. Turn right at the 2nd light onto Lanham Severn Rd. (Rt. 564). Proceed 5 miles on Lanham Severn Rd.  After the bridge over the railroad, follow the right-of-way though a left turn onto 11th St. in old Bowie. One mile later, turn left at the light onto Laurel Bowie Rd. (Rt. 197). Pass the next light and turn right after the railroad bridge onto Lemons Bridge Rd. Proceed one mile to the Fran Uhler Natural Area gate and park on the left.

If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.



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[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia
Nov
7
3:00 PM15:00

[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia

  • Luther Goldman Trail at Lake Artemesia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Prince George's Audubon Society leads mid-week bird walks every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia.  In the fall and winter months (Sept. - March) walks will begin at 3:00 PM, and in the spring and summer months (April - August) they will start at 6:00 PM.  Meet at the parking lot at Berwyn Road and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights.  For beginners and experts.  Bird checklist available. 

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-95), take Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) south for 0.5 mile. Turn right on Greenbelt Road (Rt. 193) following it 0.75 miles. Turn right onto Branchville Rd. after Beltway Plaza (see sign for Lake Artemesia), following it for 0.7 miles. The road will bear left and left again crossing under Greenbelt Rd. where it changes into Ballew Ave. Just after the stop sign at Berwyn Rd., turn left into the parking lot for Lake Artemesia. Use parking lot across from 5411 Berwyn Rd, Berwyn Heights, MD. The lake, not visible from the parking lot, is further down Ballew Avenue. Walk along bike path into park.

No reservations needed.  Contact Dave Mozurkewich at mozurk@verizon.net or 301-509-2212 for more information.  

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[Monthly Meeting] November Meeting
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

[Monthly Meeting] November Meeting

  • College Park Airport Operations Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

November meeting

Descriptions coming soon

About the lecturer

Descriptions coming soon

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PGAS monthly programs are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through June, in partnership with the Patuxent Bird Club, a chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society. There are no programs scheduled in July or August. PGAS members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and non-members are always welcome.

The formal program always begins at 7:30 pm, but doors open at 7:00 for informal conversation, refreshments, and exchange of birding news.  Each program opens with brief statements from leaders of both clubs about upcoming events, items of interest and other club business, followed by the featured speaker with a question-and-answer period afterwards.

The programs are held at the College Park Airport Operations Building, 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD.



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[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area
Nov
16
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area

Walks take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Meet at park entrance at 7:30 a.m. No reservations needed.

Governor Bridge Natural Area offers a wide variety of habitats -- mature riparian woodlands, second growth scrub, open grassy fields, and small ponds and creeks. This area of Patuxent River Park is co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Directions

From the South: Take Rt. 301 North.  Turn right on Governor Bridge Rd. just before the Rt. 50 intersection.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the North:  Take Rt. 3 South.  Just after the Rt. 50 intersection, turn left on Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the East or West:  Take Rt. 50 to Rt. 301 South.   Immediately get into the left lane for the left turn onto Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

If you come to the bridge, you've gone too far.

If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.



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[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia
Nov
21
3:00 PM15:00

[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia

  • Luther Goldman Trail at Lake Artemesia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Prince George's Audubon Society leads mid-week bird walks every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia.  In the fall and winter months (Sept. - March) walks will begin at 3:00 PM, and in the spring and summer months (April - August) they will start at 6:00 PM.  Meet at the parking lot at Berwyn Road and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights.  For beginners and experts.  Bird checklist available. 

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-95), take Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) south for 0.5 mile. Turn right on Greenbelt Road (Rt. 193) following it 0.75 miles. Turn right onto Branchville Rd. after Beltway Plaza (see sign for Lake Artemesia), following it for 0.7 miles. The road will bear left and left again crossing under Greenbelt Rd. where it changes into Ballew Ave. Just after the stop sign at Berwyn Rd., turn left into the parking lot for Lake Artemesia. Use parking lot across from 5411 Berwyn Rd, Berwyn Heights, MD. The lake, not visible from the parking lot, is further down Ballew Avenue. Walk along bike path into park.

No reservations needed.  Contact Dave Mozurkewich at mozurk@verizon.net or 301-509-2212 for more information.  

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[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia
Dec
5
3:00 PM15:00

[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia

  • Luther Goldman Trail at Lake Artemesia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Prince George's Audubon Society leads mid-week bird walks every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia.  In the fall and winter months (Sept. - March) walks will begin at 3:00 PM, and in the spring and summer months (April - August) they will start at 6:00 PM.  Meet at the parking lot at Berwyn Road and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights.  For beginners and experts.  Bird checklist available. 

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-95), take Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) south for 0.5 mile. Turn right on Greenbelt Road (Rt. 193) following it 0.75 miles. Turn right onto Branchville Rd. after Beltway Plaza (see sign for Lake Artemesia), following it for 0.7 miles. The road will bear left and left again crossing under Greenbelt Rd. where it changes into Ballew Ave. Just after the stop sign at Berwyn Rd., turn left into the parking lot for Lake Artemesia. Use parking lot across from 5411 Berwyn Rd, Berwyn Heights, MD. The lake, not visible from the parking lot, is further down Ballew Avenue. Walk along bike path into park.

No reservations needed.  Contact Dave Mozurkewich at mozurk@verizon.net or 301-509-2212 for more information.  

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[Bird Walk] Fran Uhler Natural Area
Dec
7
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] Fran Uhler Natural Area

Walks take place on the 1st Saturday of the month. Meet at park entrance at 7:30 a.m. No reservations needed.

Fran Uhler Natural Area features mature woodlands and open water wetland that can feature migrant warblers, Barred Owls, and the occasional Yellow-crowned Night Heron. This area of Patuxent River Park is co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Directions: From the Beltway (I-495), take Rt. 450 north. Turn right at the 2nd light onto Lanham Severn Rd. (Rt. 564). Proceed 5 miles on Lanham Severn Rd.  After the bridge over the railroad, follow the right-of-way though a left turn onto 11th St. in old Bowie. One mile later, turn left at the light onto Laurel Bowie Rd. (Rt. 197). Pass the next light and turn right after the railroad bridge onto Lemons Bridge Rd. Proceed one mile to the Fran Uhler Natural Area gate and park on the left.

If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.



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[Monthly Meeting] Holiday Party
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

[Monthly Meeting] Holiday Party

  • College Park Airport Operations Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

December meeting

Descriptions coming soon

About the lecturer

Descriptions coming soon

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PGAS monthly programs are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through June, in partnership with the Patuxent Bird Club, a chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society. There are no programs scheduled in July or August. PGAS members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and non-members are always welcome.

The formal program always begins at 7:30 pm, but doors open at 7:00 for informal conversation, refreshments, and exchange of birding news.  Each program opens with brief statements from leaders of both clubs about upcoming events, items of interest and other club business, followed by the featured speaker with a question-and-answer period afterwards.

The programs are held at the College Park Airport Operations Building, 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD.



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[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia
Dec
19
3:00 PM15:00

[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia

  • Luther Goldman Trail at Lake Artemesia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Prince George's Audubon Society leads mid-week bird walks every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia.  In the fall and winter months (Sept. - March) walks will begin at 3:00 PM, and in the spring and summer months (April - August) they will start at 6:00 PM.  Meet at the parking lot at Berwyn Road and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights.  For beginners and experts.  Bird checklist available. 

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-95), take Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) south for 0.5 mile. Turn right on Greenbelt Road (Rt. 193) following it 0.75 miles. Turn right onto Branchville Rd. after Beltway Plaza (see sign for Lake Artemesia), following it for 0.7 miles. The road will bear left and left again crossing under Greenbelt Rd. where it changes into Ballew Ave. Just after the stop sign at Berwyn Rd., turn left into the parking lot for Lake Artemesia. Use parking lot across from 5411 Berwyn Rd, Berwyn Heights, MD. The lake, not visible from the parking lot, is further down Ballew Avenue. Walk along bike path into park.

No reservations needed.  Contact Dave Mozurkewich at mozurk@verizon.net or 301-509-2212 for more information.  

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[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area
Dec
21
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area

Walks take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Meet at park entrance at 7:30 a.m. No reservations needed.

Governor Bridge Natural Area offers a wide variety of habitats -- mature riparian woodlands, second growth scrub, open grassy fields, and small ponds and creeks. This area of Patuxent River Park is co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Directions

From the South: Take Rt. 301 North.  Turn right on Governor Bridge Rd. just before the Rt. 50 intersection.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the North:  Take Rt. 3 South.  Just after the Rt. 50 intersection, turn left on Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the East or West:  Take Rt. 50 to Rt. 301 South.   Immediately get into the left lane for the left turn onto Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

If you come to the bridge, you've gone too far.

If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.



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[Monthly Meeting] Tracking Sora Using the MOTUS Network
Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

[Monthly Meeting] Tracking Sora Using the MOTUS Network

  • College Park Airport Operations Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tracking Sora Using the MOTUS Network

Descriptions coming soon

About the lecturer

Greg Kearns. Bio coming soon

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PGAS monthly programs are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through June, in partnership with the Patuxent Bird Club, a chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society. There are no programs scheduled in July or August. PGAS members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and non-members are always welcome.

The formal program always begins at 7:30 pm, but doors open at 7:00 for informal conversation, refreshments, and exchange of birding news.  Each program opens with brief statements from leaders of both clubs about upcoming events, items of interest and other club business, followed by the featured speaker with a question-and-answer period afterwards.

The programs are held at the College Park Airport Operations Building, 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD.



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[Monthly Meeting] Duck Stamp History and Importance to Conservation
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

[Monthly Meeting] Duck Stamp History and Importance to Conservation

  • College Park Airport Operations Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Duck Stamp History and Importance to Conservation

Descriptions coming soon

About the lecturer

Suzanne Fellows, Duck Stamp Program Coordinator, USFWS. Bio coming soon

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PGAS monthly programs are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through June, in partnership with the Patuxent Bird Club, a chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society. There are no programs scheduled in July or August. PGAS members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and non-members are always welcome.

The formal program always begins at 7:30 pm, but doors open at 7:00 for informal conversation, refreshments, and exchange of birding news.  Each program opens with brief statements from leaders of both clubs about upcoming events, items of interest and other club business, followed by the featured speaker with a question-and-answer period afterwards.

The programs are held at the College Park Airport Operations Building, 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD.



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[Monthly Meeting] March Meeting
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

[Monthly Meeting] March Meeting

  • College Park Airport Operations Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

March meeting

Descriptions coming soon

About the lecturer

Descriptions coming soon

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PGAS monthly programs are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through June, in partnership with the Patuxent Bird Club, a chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society. There are no programs scheduled in July or August. PGAS members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and non-members are always welcome.

The formal program always begins at 7:30 pm, but doors open at 7:00 for informal conversation, refreshments, and exchange of birding news.  Each program opens with brief statements from leaders of both clubs about upcoming events, items of interest and other club business, followed by the featured speaker with a question-and-answer period afterwards.

The programs are held at the College Park Airport Operations Building, 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD.



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[Monthly Meeting] April Meeting
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

[Monthly Meeting] April Meeting

  • College Park Airport Operations Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

April meeting

Descriptions coming soon

About the lecturer

Descriptions coming soon

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PGAS monthly programs are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through June, in partnership with the Patuxent Bird Club, a chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society. There are no programs scheduled in July or August. PGAS members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and non-members are always welcome.

The formal program always begins at 7:30 pm, but doors open at 7:00 for informal conversation, refreshments, and exchange of birding news.  Each program opens with brief statements from leaders of both clubs about upcoming events, items of interest and other club business, followed by the featured speaker with a question-and-answer period afterwards.

The programs are held at the College Park Airport Operations Building, 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD.



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[Monthly Meeting] Habitat restoration and song birds at Piney Branch in Rock Creek Park
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

[Monthly Meeting] Habitat restoration and song birds at Piney Branch in Rock Creek Park

  • College Park Airport Operations Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Habitat restoration and song birds at Piney Branch in Rock Creek Park

Descriptions coming soon

About the lecturer

Steve Dryden. Bio coming soon

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PGAS monthly programs are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through June, in partnership with the Patuxent Bird Club, a chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society. There are no programs scheduled in July or August. PGAS members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and non-members are always welcome.

The formal program always begins at 7:30 pm, but doors open at 7:00 for informal conversation, refreshments, and exchange of birding news.  Each program opens with brief statements from leaders of both clubs about upcoming events, items of interest and other club business, followed by the featured speaker with a question-and-answer period afterwards.

The programs are held at the College Park Airport Operations Building, 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD.



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Sep
22
5:00 AM05:00

[Bird Count] Fall Bird Count

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. Contact the county compiler Fred Fallon at fwfallon@ymail.com to receive an assigned area and for more information.

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[Outreach] A Migration Celebration: Flight Fest
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

[Outreach] A Migration Celebration: Flight Fest

Continue Migration Celebration: Mi Casa es Su Casa at Flight Fest, and celebrate long distance bird flights at the world’s oldest continuously operating airport. Come for an afternoon of guest speakers, bird watching, meet a glider pilot, special bird art exhibits, crafts, film fest, meet the Oriole Bird and more!

All ages; FREE, College Park Airport, 301-864-6029; TTY 301-699-2544

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[Outreach Event] Mi Casa Es Su Casa Migration Celebration
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

[Outreach Event] Mi Casa Es Su Casa Migration Celebration

  • Lake Artemesia College Park, MD (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Prince George’s Audubon Society in cooperation with MNCPPC will hold its 6th annual migration-themed birding festival on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Lake Artemesia, from 9:00 a.m. to12:00 p.m.!

There will be an early bird walk at 7:30 a.m. for all skill levels, bilingual family nature walks at 10:00 a.m., live owls and a raptor talk at 11:00 a.m., children's crafts, coloring mural,and a Monarch butterfly life cycle display.

Lake Artemesia is at 8200 55th Avenue in College Park. 

The Migration Celebrationtheme continues with the Flight Festival1-4 pm at College Park Airport. 

For more information, contact Lisa Garrett, PGAS, at froglipp@gmail.com

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[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area
Sep
21
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area

Walks take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Meet at park entrance at 7:30 a.m. No reservations needed.

Governor Bridge Natural Area offers a wide variety of habitats -- mature riparian woodlands, second growth scrub, open grassy fields, and small ponds and creeks. This area of Patuxent River Park is co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Directions

From the South: Take Rt. 301 North.  Turn right on Governor Bridge Rd. just before the Rt. 50 intersection.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the North:  Take Rt. 3 South.  Just after the Rt. 50 intersection, turn left on Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the East or West:  Take Rt. 50 to Rt. 301 South.   Immediately get into the left lane for the left turn onto Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

If you come to the bridge, you've gone too far.

If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.



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 [Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia
Sep
19
3:00 PM15:00

[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia

  • Luther Goldman Trail at Lake Artemesia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Prince George's Audubon Society leads mid-week bird walks every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia.  In the fall and winter months (Sept. - March) walks will begin at 3:00 PM, and in the spring and summer months (April - August) they will start at 6:00 PM.  Meet at the parking lot at Berwyn Road and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights.  For beginners and experts.  Bird checklist available. 

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-95), take Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) south for 0.5 mile. Turn right on Greenbelt Road (Rt. 193) following it 0.75 miles. Turn right onto Branchville Rd. after Beltway Plaza (see sign for Lake Artemesia), following it for 0.7 miles. The road will bear left and left again crossing under Greenbelt Rd. where it changes into Ballew Ave. Just after the stop sign at Berwyn Rd., turn left into the parking lot for Lake Artemesia. Use parking lot across from 5411 Berwyn Rd, Berwyn Heights, MD. The lake, not visible from the parking lot, is further down Ballew Avenue. Walk along bike path into park.

No reservations needed.  Contact Dave Mozurkewich at mozurk@verizon.net or 301-509-2212 for more information.  

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[Monthly Meeting] Mexico & Monarchs
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

[Monthly Meeting] Mexico & Monarchs

  • College Park Airport Operations Building (map)
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Mexico & Monarchs

Lisa and Chris Garrett will discuss their recent bucket-list trip to Michoacán, Mexico, to visit the El Rosario Biosphere Reserve, the largest of the Monarch Butterfly overwintering roosts, with over 5 million butterflies this past winter. Gloomy reports of the monarch butterfly’s survival are in the news. Naturalist Lisa Bierer-Garrett and Park Ranger Christopher Garrett will put a positive spin on the news by describing how local folks can do their part to help monarchs and all butterfly species in their own neighborhood garden patch. Discover how planting your garden with milkweeds and other nectar-rich plants help this colony survive. One person can make a difference! The presenters will have photos of birds and butterflies seen on the trip, as well as some of the amazing archaeological sites they visited.

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About the lecturers

Lisa Bierer-Garrett is currently the Director of Eco-Tourism for the town of North Beach in Calvert County. Previously, she served as a Park Naturalist with M-NCPPC, leading programs in Prince George’s County parks. She earned certification as a Maryland Master Naturalist at the American Chestnut Land Trust site. Lisa is an active butterfly and monarch researcher, participating in Monarch Butterfly tagging, annual butterfly counts, as well as bird counts, including Project Feeder Watch. Lisa is a long-time member of PGAS and serves on the PGAS Board of Directors. Chris Garrett is a Park Ranger with M-NCPPC parks in Prince George’s County. He is also a talented musician. Together, Chris and Lisa enjoy traveling and enjoying the wonders of the natural world.

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PGAS monthly programs are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through June, in partnership with the Patuxent Bird Club, a chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society. There are no programs scheduled in July or August. PGAS members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and non-members are always welcome.

The formal program always begins at 7:30 pm, but doors open at 7:00 for informal conversation, refreshments, and exchange of birding news.  Each program opens with brief statements from leaders of both clubs about upcoming events, items of interest and other club business, followed by the featured speaker with a question-and-answer period afterwards.

The programs are held at the College Park Airport Operations Building, 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD.



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[Bird Walk] Fran Uhler Natural Area
Sep
7
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] Fran Uhler Natural Area

Walks take place on the 1st Saturday of the month. Meet at park entrance at 7:30 a.m. No reservations needed.

Fran Uhler Natural Area features mature woodlands and open water wetland that can feature migrant warblers, Barred Owls, and the occasional Yellow-crowned Night Heron. This area of Patuxent River Park is co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Directions: From the Beltway (I-495), take Rt. 450 north. Turn right at the 2nd light onto Lanham Severn Rd. (Rt. 564). Proceed 5 miles on Lanham Severn Rd.  After the bridge over the railroad, follow the right-of-way though a left turn onto 11th St. in old Bowie. One mile later, turn left at the light onto Laurel Bowie Rd. (Rt. 197). Pass the next light and turn right after the railroad bridge onto Lemons Bridge Rd. Proceed one mile to the Fran Uhler Natural Area gate and park on the left.

If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.



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[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia
Sep
5
3:00 PM15:00

[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia

  • Luther Goldman Trail at Lake Artemesia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Prince George's Audubon Society leads mid-week bird walks every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia.  In the fall and winter months (Sept. - March) walks will begin at 3:00 PM, and in the spring and summer months (April - August) they will start at 6:00 PM.  Meet at the parking lot at Berwyn Road and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights.  For beginners and experts.  Bird checklist available. 

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-95), take Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) south for 0.5 mile. Turn right on Greenbelt Road (Rt. 193) following it 0.75 miles. Turn right onto Branchville Rd. after Beltway Plaza (see sign for Lake Artemesia), following it for 0.7 miles. The road will bear left and left again crossing under Greenbelt Rd. where it changes into Ballew Ave. Just after the stop sign at Berwyn Rd., turn left into the parking lot for Lake Artemesia. Use parking lot across from 5411 Berwyn Rd, Berwyn Heights, MD. The lake, not visible from the parking lot, is further down Ballew Avenue. Walk along bike path into park.

No reservations needed.  Contact Dave Mozurkewich at mozurk@verizon.net or 301-509-2212 for more information.  

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Aug
28
11:00 AM11:00

[Exhibit] National Audubon Society 2017 Wildlife Photo Contest Winners

  • 16000 Croom Airport Road Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Now thru November 30, 2019

PGAS and Patuxent River Park invite you to view these dozen extraordinary photographs by amateur and professional photographers. While at the park, take in the view over the Jug Bay wetlands, enjoy scenic trails, visit the Patuxent Rural Life Museums, or get out on the river.


16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro 20772

Call 301-627-6074 or visit the website for more information.

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Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

[Field Trip] Delaware Bayshore Migrating Shorebirds

The trip will visit Bombay Hook and other refuges along the shores of the Delaware Bay with a focus on migrating shorebirds, waders, and passerines.

Bring spotting scope, sunscreen, bug repellant, water & other drinks, lunch and snacks. Long pants, longsleeved shirt, and closed-toes shoes recommended. Meet at the Visitor Center at Bombay Hook. (directions available from leaders).

Leaders will be Marcia Watson and Gene Scarpulla. Please RSVP to Marcia (marshwren50@comcast.net) no later than August 14 so that they have a headcount and know who to expect.

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[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area
Aug
17
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area

Walks take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Meet at park entrance at 7:30 a.m. No reservations needed.

Governor Bridge Natural Area offers a wide variety of habitats -- mature riparian woodlands, second growth scrub, open grassy fields, and small ponds and creeks. This area of Patuxent River Park is co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Directions

From the South: Take Rt. 301 North.  Turn right on Governor Bridge Rd. just before the Rt. 50 intersection.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the North:  Take Rt. 3 South.  Just after the Rt. 50 intersection, turn left on Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the East or West:  Take Rt. 50 to Rt. 301 South.   Immediately get into the left lane for the left turn onto Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

If you come to the bridge, you've gone too far.

If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.



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[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia

  • Luther Goldman Trail at Lake Artemesia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Prince George's Audubon Society leads mid-week bird walks every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia.  In the fall and winter months (Sept. - March) walks will begin at 3:00 PM, and in the spring and summer months (April - August) they will start at 6:00 PM.  Meet at the parking lot at Berwyn Road and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights.  For beginners and experts.  Bird checklist available. 

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-95), take Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) south for 0.5 mile. Turn right on Greenbelt Road (Rt. 193) following it 0.75 miles. Turn right onto Branchville Rd. after Beltway Plaza (see sign for Lake Artemesia), following it for 0.7 miles. The road will bear left and left again crossing under Greenbelt Rd. where it changes into Ballew Ave. Just after the stop sign at Berwyn Rd., turn left into the parking lot for Lake Artemesia. Use parking lot across from 5411 Berwyn Rd, Berwyn Heights, MD. The lake, not visible from the parking lot, is further down Ballew Avenue. Walk along bike path into park.

No reservations needed.  Contact Dave Mozurkewich at mozurk@verizon.net or 301-509-2212 for more information.  

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[Bird Walk] Fran Uhler Natural Area
Aug
3
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] Fran Uhler Natural Area

Walks take place on the 1st Saturday of the month. Meet at park entrance at 7:30 a.m. No reservations needed.

Fran Uhler Natural Area features mature woodlands and open water wetland that can feature migrant warblers, Barred Owls, and the occasional Yellow-crowned Night Heron. This area of Patuxent River Park is co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Directions: From the Beltway (I-495), take Rt. 450 north. Turn right at the 2nd light onto Lanham Severn Rd. (Rt. 564). Proceed 5 miles on Lanham Severn Rd.  After the bridge over the railroad, follow the right-of-way though a left turn onto 11th St. in old Bowie. One mile later, turn left at the light onto Laurel Bowie Rd. (Rt. 197). Pass the next light and turn right after the railroad bridge onto Lemons Bridge Rd. Proceed one mile to the Fran Uhler Natural Area gate and park on the left.

If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.



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[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia

  • Luther Goldman Trail at Lake Artemesia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Prince George's Audubon Society leads mid-week bird walks every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia.  In the fall and winter months (Sept. - March) walks will begin at 3:00 PM, and in the spring and summer months (April - August) they will start at 6:00 PM.  Meet at the parking lot at Berwyn Road and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights.  For beginners and experts.  Bird checklist available. 

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-95), take Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) south for 0.5 mile. Turn right on Greenbelt Road (Rt. 193) following it 0.75 miles. Turn right onto Branchville Rd. after Beltway Plaza (see sign for Lake Artemesia), following it for 0.7 miles. The road will bear left and left again crossing under Greenbelt Rd. where it changes into Ballew Ave. Just after the stop sign at Berwyn Rd., turn left into the parking lot for Lake Artemesia. Use parking lot across from 5411 Berwyn Rd, Berwyn Heights, MD. The lake, not visible from the parking lot, is further down Ballew Avenue. Walk along bike path into park.

No reservations needed.  Contact Dave Mozurkewich at mozurk@verizon.net or 301-509-2212 for more information.  

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[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area
Jul
20
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area

Walks take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Meet at park entrance at 7:30 a.m. No reservations needed.

Governor Bridge Natural Area offers a wide variety of habitats -- mature riparian woodlands, second growth scrub, open grassy fields, and small ponds and creeks. This area of Patuxent River Park is co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Directions

From the South: Take Rt. 301 North.  Turn right on Governor Bridge Rd. just before the Rt. 50 intersection.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the North:  Take Rt. 3 South.  Just after the Rt. 50 intersection, turn left on Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the East or West:  Take Rt. 50 to Rt. 301 South.   Immediately get into the left lane for the left turn onto Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

If you come to the bridge, you've gone too far.

If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.



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Copy of [Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Copy of [Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia

  • Luther Goldman Trail at Lake Artemesia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Prince George's Audubon Society leads mid-week bird walks every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia.  In the fall and winter months (Sept. - March) walks will begin at 3:00 PM, and in the spring and summer months (April - August) they will start at 6:00 PM.  Meet at the parking lot at Berwyn Road and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights.  For beginners and experts.  Bird checklist available. 

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-95), take Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) south for 0.5 mile. Turn right on Greenbelt Road (Rt. 193) following it 0.75 miles. Turn right onto Branchville Rd. after Beltway Plaza (see sign for Lake Artemesia), following it for 0.7 miles. The road will bear left and left again crossing under Greenbelt Rd. where it changes into Ballew Ave. Just after the stop sign at Berwyn Rd., turn left into the parking lot for Lake Artemesia. Use parking lot across from 5411 Berwyn Rd, Berwyn Heights, MD. The lake, not visible from the parking lot, is further down Ballew Avenue. Walk along bike path into park.

No reservations needed.  Contact Dave Mozurkewich at mozurk@verizon.net or 301-509-2212 for more information.  

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[Bird Walk] Fran Uhler Natural Area
Jul
6
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] Fran Uhler Natural Area

Walks take place on the 1st Saturday of the month. Meet at park entrance at 7:30 a.m. No reservations needed.

Fran Uhler Natural Area features mature woodlands and open water wetland that can feature migrant warblers, Barred Owls, and the occasional Yellow-crowned Night Heron. This area of Patuxent River Park is co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Directions: From the Beltway (I-495), take Rt. 450 north. Turn right at the 2nd light onto Lanham Severn Rd. (Rt. 564). Proceed 5 miles on Lanham Severn Rd.  After the bridge over the railroad, follow the right-of-way though a left turn onto 11th St. in old Bowie. One mile later, turn left at the light onto Laurel Bowie Rd. (Rt. 197). Pass the next light and turn right after the railroad bridge onto Lemons Bridge Rd. Proceed one mile to the Fran Uhler Natural Area gate and park on the left.

If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.



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Jun
29
7:30 AM07:30

[Field Trip] South Tract of Patuxent Research Refuge

  • 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop Laurel, MD 20708-4027 Phone: 301 497-5760 (map)
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One of a series of walks to explore the seasonal variations in bird use of the habitats at South Tract. Be prepared to walk up to 2 miles. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. Target species include breeding warblers, flycatchers, vireos, and sparrows.

Meet at 7:30 am in the parking lot of the National Wildlife Visitor Center off Powder Mill Rd.; bear left on entering the parking area and go all the way to the last section of the lot past the covered solar recharging station for electric vehicles.

See directions above. For further information, contact the leader, Ken Cohen, at kvulture@aol.com.

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[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia

  • Luther Goldman Trail at Lake Artemesia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Prince George's Audubon Society leads mid-week bird walks every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia.  In the fall and winter months (Sept. - March) walks will begin at 3:00 PM, and in the spring and summer months (April - August) they will start at 6:00 PM.  Meet at the parking lot at Berwyn Road and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights.  For beginners and experts.  Bird checklist available. 

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-95), take Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) south for 0.5 mile. Turn right on Greenbelt Road (Rt. 193) following it 0.75 miles. Turn right onto Branchville Rd. after Beltway Plaza (see sign for Lake Artemesia), following it for 0.7 miles. The road will bear left and left again crossing under Greenbelt Rd. where it changes into Ballew Ave. Just after the stop sign at Berwyn Rd., turn left into the parking lot for Lake Artemesia. Use parking lot across from 5411 Berwyn Rd, Berwyn Heights, MD. The lake, not visible from the parking lot, is further down Ballew Avenue. Walk along bike path into park.

No reservations needed.  Contact Dave Mozurkewich at mozurk@verizon.net or 301-509-2212 for more information.  

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[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area
Jun
15
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area

Walks take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Meet at park entrance at 7:30 a.m. No reservations needed.

Governor Bridge Natural Area offers a wide variety of habitats -- mature riparian woodlands, second growth scrub, open grassy fields, and small ponds and creeks. This area of Patuxent River Park is co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Directions

From the South: Take Rt. 301 North.  Turn right on Governor Bridge Rd. just before the Rt. 50 intersection.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the North:  Take Rt. 3 South.  Just after the Rt. 50 intersection, turn left on Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the East or West:  Take Rt. 50 to Rt. 301 South.   Immediately get into the left lane for the left turn onto Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

If you come to the bridge, you've gone too far.

If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.



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[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area
Jun
15
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area

Walks take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Meet at park entrance at 7:30 a.m. No reservations needed.

Governor Bridge Natural Area offers a wide variety of habitats -- mature riparian woodlands, second growth scrub, open grassy fields, and small ponds and creeks. This area of Patuxent River Park is co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Directions

From the South: Take Rt. 301 North.  Turn right on Governor Bridge Rd. just before the Rt. 50 intersection.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the North:  Take Rt. 3 South.  Just after the Rt. 50 intersection, turn left on Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the East or West:  Take Rt. 50 to Rt. 301 South.   Immediately get into the left lane for the left turn onto Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

If you come to the bridge, you've gone too far.

If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.



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Copy of [Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Copy of [Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia

  • Luther Goldman Trail at Lake Artemesia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Prince George's Audubon Society leads mid-week bird walks every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia.  In the fall and winter months (Sept. - March) walks will begin at 3:00 PM, and in the spring and summer months (April - August) they will start at 6:00 PM.  Meet at the parking lot at Berwyn Road and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights.  For beginners and experts.  Bird checklist available. 

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-95), take Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) south for 0.5 mile. Turn right on Greenbelt Road (Rt. 193) following it 0.75 miles. Turn right onto Branchville Rd. after Beltway Plaza (see sign for Lake Artemesia), following it for 0.7 miles. The road will bear left and left again crossing under Greenbelt Rd. where it changes into Ballew Ave. Just after the stop sign at Berwyn Rd., turn left into the parking lot for Lake Artemesia. Use parking lot across from 5411 Berwyn Rd, Berwyn Heights, MD. The lake, not visible from the parking lot, is further down Ballew Avenue. Walk along bike path into park.

No reservations needed.  Contact Dave Mozurkewich at mozurk@verizon.net or 301-509-2212 for more information.  

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[Bird Walk] Fran Uhler Natural Area
Jun
1
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] Fran Uhler Natural Area

Walks take place on the 1st Saturday of the month. Meet at park entrance at 7:30 a.m. No reservations needed.

Fran Uhler Natural Area features mature woodlands and open water wetland that can feature migrant warblers, Barred Owls, and the occasional Yellow-crowned Night Heron. This area of Patuxent River Park is co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Directions: From the Beltway (I-495), take Rt. 450 north. Turn right at the 2nd light onto Lanham Severn Rd. (Rt. 564). Proceed 5 miles on Lanham Severn Rd.  After the bridge over the railroad, follow the right-of-way though a left turn onto 11th St. in old Bowie. One mile later, turn left at the light onto Laurel Bowie Rd. (Rt. 197). Pass the next light and turn right after the railroad bridge onto Lemons Bridge Rd. Proceed one mile to the Fran Uhler Natural Area gate and park on the left.

If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.



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[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area
May
18
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area

Walks take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Meet at park entrance at 7:30 a.m. No reservations needed.

Governor Bridge Natural Area offers a wide variety of habitats -- mature riparian woodlands, second growth scrub, open grassy fields, and small ponds and creeks. This area of Patuxent River Park is co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Directions

From the South: Take Rt. 301 North.  Turn right on Governor Bridge Rd. just before the Rt. 50 intersection.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the North:  Take Rt. 3 South.  Just after the Rt. 50 intersection, turn left on Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the East or West:  Take Rt. 50 to Rt. 301 South.   Immediately get into the left lane for the left turn onto Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

If you come to the bridge, you've gone too far.

If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.



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[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia

  • Luther Goldman Trail at Lake Artemesia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Prince George's Audubon Society leads mid-week bird walks every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia.  In the fall and winter months (Sept. - March) walks will begin at 3:00 PM, and in the spring and summer months (April - August) they will start at 6:00 PM.  Meet at the parking lot at Berwyn Road and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights.  For beginners and experts.  Bird checklist available. 

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-95), take Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) south for 0.5 mile. Turn right on Greenbelt Road (Rt. 193) following it 0.75 miles. Turn right onto Branchville Rd. after Beltway Plaza (see sign for Lake Artemesia), following it for 0.7 miles. The road will bear left and left again crossing under Greenbelt Rd. where it changes into Ballew Ave. Just after the stop sign at Berwyn Rd., turn left into the parking lot for Lake Artemesia. Use parking lot across from 5411 Berwyn Rd, Berwyn Heights, MD. The lake, not visible from the parking lot, is further down Ballew Avenue. Walk along bike path into park.

No reservations needed.  Contact Dave Mozurkewich at mozurk@verizon.net or 301-509-2212 for more information.  

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[Monthly Meeting] The Ordinary, Extraordinary Chimney Swift
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

[Monthly Meeting] The Ordinary, Extraordinary Chimney Swift

  • College Park Airport Operations Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Ordinary, Extraordinary Chimney Swift

Although the hummingbird is the closest taxonomic relative to the swift, swifts certainly did not inherit the hummingbird’s “pretty” genes - but these plain, little birds are extraordinary in so many ways. The Chimney Swift is the only swift that migrates to the Eastern U.S., so Joan will discuss this particular species in regard to anatomy, speed, dexterity, nesting, and migration based on sixteen years of research and observation. During the Baltimore Bird Club’s migration swift watches, we have counted as many as 7,000 Chimney Swifts entering a roosting chimney in less than an hour!

About the lecturer

The first decade and a half of Joan’s adult life was devoted to studying and subsequently teaching medieval art history at the collegiate level. Naturally, she then spent the next three decades as a survey methodologist for health-related studies. In the decade since retirement, she has dedicated herself to birding, travelling extensively throughout North and South America for this purpose. She has been an active Baltimore Bird Club (BBC) member during this time, including a six-year tenure as President. For the past sixteen years, she and two other birding colleagues have sponsored spring and fall swift migration watches for BBC. Joan is the past committee chair and editor of MOS’s Maryland/DC Birding Guide (https://www.mdbirdingguide.com), and brought the Guide to life as a 

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PGAS monthly programs are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through June, in partnership with the Patuxent Bird Club, a chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society. There are no programs scheduled in July or August. PGAS members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and non-members are always welcome.

The formal program always begins at 7:30 pm, but doors open at 7:00 for informal conversation, refreshments, and exchange of birding news.  Each program opens with brief statements from leaders of both clubs about upcoming events, items of interest and other club business, followed by the featured speaker with a question-and-answer period afterwards.

The programs are held at the College Park Airport Operations Building, 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD.



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[Bird Walk] Fran Uhler Natural Area
May
4
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] Fran Uhler Natural Area

Walks take place on the 1st Saturday of the month. Meet at park entrance at 7:30 a.m. No reservations needed.

Fran Uhler Natural Area features mature woodlands and open water wetland that can feature migrant warblers, Barred Owls, and the occasional Yellow-crowned Night Heron. This area of Patuxent River Park is co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Directions: From the Beltway (I-495), take Rt. 450 north. Turn right at the 2nd light onto Lanham Severn Rd. (Rt. 564). Proceed 5 miles on Lanham Severn Rd.  After the bridge over the railroad, follow the right-of-way though a left turn onto 11th St. in old Bowie. One mile later, turn left at the light onto Laurel Bowie Rd. (Rt. 197). Pass the next light and turn right after the railroad bridge onto Lemons Bridge Rd. Proceed one mile to the Fran Uhler Natural Area gate and park on the left.

If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.



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[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia

  • Luther Goldman Trail at Lake Artemesia (map)
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The Prince George's Audubon Society leads mid-week bird walks every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia.  In the fall and winter months (Sept. - March) walks will begin at 3:00 PM, and in the spring and summer months (April - August) they will start at 6:00 PM.  Meet at the parking lot at Berwyn Road and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights.  For beginners and experts.  Bird checklist available. 

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-95), take Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) south for 0.5 mile. Turn right on Greenbelt Road (Rt. 193) following it 0.75 miles. Turn right onto Branchville Rd. after Beltway Plaza (see sign for Lake Artemesia), following it for 0.7 miles. The road will bear left and left again crossing under Greenbelt Rd. where it changes into Ballew Ave. Just after the stop sign at Berwyn Rd., turn left into the parking lot for Lake Artemesia. Use parking lot across from 5411 Berwyn Rd, Berwyn Heights, MD. The lake, not visible from the parking lot, is further down Ballew Avenue. Walk along bike path into park.

No reservations needed.  Contact Dave Mozurkewich at mozurk@verizon.net or 301-509-2212 for more information.  

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[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area
Apr
20
7:30 AM07:30

[Bird Walk] Governor Bridge Natural Area

Walks take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Meet at park entrance at 7:30 a.m. No reservations needed.

Governor Bridge Natural Area offers a wide variety of habitats -- mature riparian woodlands, second growth scrub, open grassy fields, and small ponds and creeks. This area of Patuxent River Park is co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Directions

From the South: Take Rt. 301 North.  Turn right on Governor Bridge Rd. just before the Rt. 50 intersection.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the North:  Take Rt. 3 South.  Just after the Rt. 50 intersection, turn left on Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the East or West:  Take Rt. 50 to Rt. 301 South.   Immediately get into the left lane for the left turn onto Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

If you come to the bridge, you've gone too far.

If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.



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[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

[Bird Walk] Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia

  • Luther Goldman Trail at Lake Artemesia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Prince George's Audubon Society leads mid-week bird walks every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Luther Goldman Birding Trail at Lake Artemesia.  In the fall and winter months (Sept. - March) walks will begin at 3:00 PM, and in the spring and summer months (April - August) they will start at 6:00 PM.  Meet at the parking lot at Berwyn Road and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights.  For beginners and experts.  Bird checklist available. 

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-95), take Kenilworth Avenue (Rt. 201) south for 0.5 mile. Turn right on Greenbelt Road (Rt. 193) following it 0.75 miles. Turn right onto Branchville Rd. after Beltway Plaza (see sign for Lake Artemesia), following it for 0.7 miles. The road will bear left and left again crossing under Greenbelt Rd. where it changes into Ballew Ave. Just after the stop sign at Berwyn Rd., turn left into the parking lot for Lake Artemesia. Use parking lot across from 5411 Berwyn Rd, Berwyn Heights, MD. The lake, not visible from the parking lot, is further down Ballew Avenue. Walk along bike path into park.

No reservations needed.  Contact Dave Mozurkewich at mozurk@verizon.net or 301-509-2212 for more information.  

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