The mission of the Howard County Bird Club is to promote
the knowledge, development, protection, and conservation of bird life and other
naturally occurring species and their habitats.
The Howard County Bird Club, organized in 1972, is one of 15 Maryland Ornithological
Society chapters. The club holds monthly meetings from September through May,
sponsors three seasonal bird counts as well as dozens of field trips, and provides
references and support for birders of all levels.
Find out more on the About Us page.
HCBC field trips are an excellent way to improve birding skills whatever your
experience level. Trips provide opportunities to explore new sites and meet other birders.
Seasonal bird counts are held the first Saturday of February, the second Saturday of May,
and the third Saturday of September. Find out more on the Birding page.
Birding Howard County, Maryland
First published in hard copy, it was extensively revised and posted on the web
so that birders would have the most current information about good birding spots (and
how to get there), features and amenities at those spots, and a lot more.
Check out Birding
Howard County, Maryland.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so we have photo galleries of birds,
butterflies, dragonflies, amphibians and reptiles, fungi and more. Use galleries as
identification guides and appreciate the pictures. They're all explained on the
Photo Galleries page.
So many experiences await the interested observer. Many of our
members want to learn more about the nature world, so we provide lists and keys
of various kinds plus location guides. Start with the
Natural History page.