The Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership (MBCP) and Youth Maryland Ornithological Society (YMOS) will united the expertise of professional conservationists and the passion of youth birders to discuss the status of and threats to Maryland’s birds and their protection at the first-ever Maryland Bird Conservation Symposium. Presentations highlighted the current state of birds and habitats in Maryland and identified needed bird conservation actions to secure populations of Maryland’s birds and their habitats.

The Symposium marked the launch of the Maryland Avian Research & Conservation (MARC) Fund for Youth!  This fund is the first of its kind in Maryland, and possibly the Mid-Atlantic, that empowers youth to conduct avian research or conservation. Through the generosity of the sponsors shown below, we raised $3,100 for the MARC Fund! Please watch this web site for announcements coming soon about the MARC Fund and how youth can apply for a grant.

The Maryland Bird Conservation Symposium was presented in partnership with:

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