MOS members participate in projects that contribute to the scientific study of birds, including seasonal bird counts. The Society maintains a statewide system of sanctuaries to preserve bird habitat and to provide places for scientific research and nature study. The MOS Maryland/DC Records Committee certifies sightings of rare species and compiles the official bird lists for Maryland and DC.
We hope that the Birder’s Guide is introducing you to interesting and beautiful places to visit in search of birds. But there is a lot more territory out there. If you want to explore all the nooks and crannies of Maryland and DC where birds are to be found, see our Further Reading page.
MOS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that depends on membership dues and donations to fund our work in support of birds and birders in the State of Maryland. If you are benefiting from using this Birder’s Guide website, please consider making a tax deductible donation to MOS. We’ve made it easy! Just go to https://mdbirds.org/donations/birders-guide-md-dc/ to make a donation online or for instructions on sending a check. We appreciate your support!