Washington County Bird Club

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The Washington County Bird Club is a compatible group of people who enjoy seeing birds not usually found in our back yards, observing bird behaviors, and being outdoors. We are environmentally conscious, understanding the impact environmental issues have on birds and ultimately, humans as well. Field trips are planned to satisfy all of these pursuits, as well as provide fellowship opportunities.


Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of the month, September-May at 7:00 PM at the Mt. Aetna Nature Center on Mt. Aetna Road east off of Maryland Route 66 near Hagerstown. Turn north on Rte. 66 off of I-70 toward Smithsburg, turn east on Mt. Aetna Road at the traffic roundabout - the nature center is less than a mile on the right. Speakers are recognized experts in their fields, and present topics such as bird identification, birding experiences, conservation issues, research projects, and reintroductory programs. Meetings are over before 9:00PM. Two of the meetings, October and January, are preceded by a potluck supper at 6:00PM. Everyone brings a dish to share and their own place setting and drink. 

How to Join

Dues are payable each September and include notification of local chapter activities, Maryland Birdlife Magazine, Maryland Yellowthroat Newsletter, and membership in the statewide Maryland Ornithological Society.

Adult $25.00

Household $30.00

Student $5.00

Associate $5.00 (associate is a primary member of another MOS chapter)


You may join online at mdbirds.org and choose Washington Chapter, or payment can be sent directly to: 

  Anna Hutzell / Treasurer

Washington County Bird Club

 9749 Beaver Creek Church Road

Hagerstown, MD 21740 

Contact Anna for further information at amp8185@aol.com

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