MBCP produces monthly newsletters highlight work accomplished by our organization as well as by other organizations around the state. See below for our past newsletters and content included.
2017 Bald Eagle Nest Monitoring Season a Success. MBCP Working Groups Gear Up. Window strikes and artificial light pose increasing threat to migrating birds. Take action to prevent window strikes. Maryland Birds in the News
Clement bids Partnership farewell; Eberly assumes Director role. Osprey Decline Puzzles Researcher. Turkey surveyors needed. The Barn Owls of Deal Island. WNAV pricks balloon giveaways. A Swift Night Out: Counters needed.
MOS pledges 25K to support MBCP efforts in 2017-18. YMOS wins top spots in World Series of Birding. Chesapeake Bay Foundation features MBCP in Photo of the Week. Research shows climate change is impacting breeding phenology of migratory warblers in North America.
MBCP launches into Important Bird Area monitoring program. New partner spotlight – Southern Maryland Audubon Society. Drones potentially harassing nesting birds. New Partner spotlight-Harford Glen Environmental Education Center. Greg Kearns from Patuxent River Park wins National Wetlands Award. MBCP celebrated Migratory Bird Day at Jug Bay.
MBCP to monitor Idylwild Important Bird Area as management improves habitat. Jug Bay Bird Blitz will evaluate FIDS habitat. MBCP to ensure trails compatible with breeding birds at South River Greenway. Bird Conservation Education workgroup aims to put focus on birds. MBCP Forest and grassland habitat working groups soon to be formed.
MBCP sees common goals with hunting community on stewardship and management. More frequent Breeding Bird Atlases? Eagle monitoring yields new discoveries. Migratory Bird Day set for May 13. The Partnership has new logo.
Volunteers sought to help monitor Important Bird Areas. Partnership in need of additional volunteers for eagle project. 2017 priorities set, Partner input needed. Comments supporting Mallows Bay National Marine Sanctuary due in March. MBCP director to stress need for collaboration at summit.
From Initiative to Partnership- our name has changed but we are still the same. MBCP assists in waterfowl sampling for Avian Influenza Study. Bald Eagle Nest Monitoring Program seeks volunteers for 2017 season. Globally significant Important Bird Area under threat of development. Cumberland students help ospreys. MBCP partner Audubon MD-DC works to raise the marsh at Blackwater NWR.
Marion Clement, our new director, started in October 2016. MBCP seeks volunteers for the new Sandhill Crane Winter Survey. MBCP unveils plans for the new year. Eagle Nest Monitors supply critical data, seeking monitors for the new season. Participate in your local Christmas Count. Blackwater NWR expands boundary. Terns and skimmers get a second chance in Ocean City.
Maryland’s wild birds are facing many threats. A changing climate, sea level rise, sprawl development, and invasive species are pushing many birds to their limits. To respond to these developing threats, bird watchers and scientists, hunters and farmers have formed the Maryland Bird Conservation Initiative (MDBCI). The partnership is working to give birds one united voice in Maryland.