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The mission of the Audubon Society of Central Maryland
is to protect and restore birds, other wildlife
and their habitats through education and action,
for the benefit of people and the earth.
Fall News

October 2010
Important Bird Areas

October 12th
7-8 pm

ASCM and The Robinson Nature Center will sponsor a talk by Dr. David Curson, Director of Bird Conservation for Audubon of MD-DC, about the Important Bird Areas Program (IBA). Audubon's IBA is a program to reverse bird population declines by establishing science-based priorities for conservation and by mobilizing 'citizen-scientists' in the protection and restoration of critical habitats. To date, 42 IBAs have been identified in Maryland and more are being identified with the help of volunteer 'Bird Blitz' surveys. Join us in welcoming Dr. Curson and learning more about this important initiative. Free and open to the public. At the Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, in Columbia.


Audubon Society of Central Maryland
P.O. Box 660
Mt. Airy, MD 21771


Shannon Kennedy

Bill Becraft
Santuary Manager

Carolyn Moroney
Volunteer Coodinator
Ruby-crowned Kinglets are abundant in the meadows in October
Autumn Walk
October 15th, 9 to 11 a.m.
Fred Archibald Sanctuary

The Audubon Society of Central Maryland will sponsor a Nature Walk at the Fred Archibald Sanctuary in New Market. What could be better than a walk through sunny meadows on a cool, crisp autumn day? One can expect to see numerous birds on their way south for the winter, many of them feeding on the seeds of the tall warm-season grasses that fill the meadows. With luck, some hawks may be seen soaring overhead.


Meet at 9 a.m. at the Sanctuary entrance, which is on the east side of Boyer's Mill Road just one mile north of Rte. 144 in New Market. The walk will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. For more information, contact Bob Schaefer at 301-831-5660 or

Audubon's Fall Bird Seed Sale!

Here's your chance to purchase quality bird seed to attract and keep birds in your yard - and support the Audubon Society of Central Maryland. Your purchases will support our two sanctuaries as well as other club activities.  Plan to pick up your seed between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Choose the pick-up date and the location that's most convenient for you:     
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Clarksville Elementary School
12041 Route 108
Clarksville, MD
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Prospect Hall, Prospect U.M.C.
5923 Woodville Road (near Old Annapolis Rd.)
Mount Airy, MD

***Orders must be received by October 25th
Attracting Birds

To maximize the number of species that visit your feeders, you'll want to offer a variety of food. And offer it at different heights above the ground. Most birds that stay in cold regions in winter eat seeds.  Insects are hard to find in freezing weather. So in winter, offer a variety of seeds to the wild birds.

*black oil sunflower seeds
*white millet


Audubon Society of Central MD
P.O. Box 660
Mt. Airy, Maryland 21771