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About the Club

The Cecil Bird Club is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the understanding and enjoyment of wild birds, as well as the conservation of avian habitats.  We are located in Cecil County, Maryland, in the northeast corner of the state.   Our county offers prime birding habitat including the shorelines of the upper Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, forests, grasslands, and agricultural fields. 

Founded in 1994, the Club sponsors recreational and social events, educational programs, information exchange, research on bird populations, and cooperation on issues important to the future of birds. 

The Club is a chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS).  Members of the Cecil Bird Club are automatically enrolled as members of MOS, and receive all the publications and information from that organization as well. 

Our monthly meetings are held in the evening, on the second Wednesday of every month.  Meetings in odd-numbered months feature interesting and informative speakers, videos, and participatory programs, as well as an opportunity for members and guest speakers to share their knowledge and expertise and to socialize.   Meetings in even-numbered months center on items of club business, planning for future events, sharing of recent bird sightings in the county, and time for socializing.

The Club newsletter Cecil Birdlife features information about local birds, including recent sightings, species descriptions, news about club members, field trip reports, and a calendar of coming events. 

The Club sponsors a full schedule of field trips in Cecil County and nearby locations.  Each fall, members of the Club participate in a count of migrating hawks, eagles, and vultures at Turkey Point in Elk Neck State Park, and Club members also participate in national events such as the spring migration counts.  Anyone who enjoys watching birds should join the Cecil Bird Club. Beginners as well as experienced birders are invited and encouraged to become members.

If interested in joining us, please print and fill out the membership application and send it in along with your dues, so that you can begin to receive the publications and other benefits of membership in the Club.

 Contact Us last updated 10/7/07