The Harford Bird Club – A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society

The Harford Bird Club, a division of The Maryland Ornithological Society, has been active in Harford County and the state of Maryland for over 75 years. Our mission is to encourage and promote birdwatching and conservation in Harford County, Maryland.

Harford County is located in the northeast part of Maryland at the head of the Chesapeake Bay and offers a diverse habitat for both breeding and migrating bird species. With the Chesapeake Bay and the Susquehanna River on the eastern border and Little Gunpowder Falls on the western border there is a variety of habitats. Four State Parks: Susquehanna, Palmer, Rocks and Gunpowder; as well as Eden Mill, Harford Glen, and Conowingo Dam offer excellent birding opportunities. Harford County is home to a wide variety of habitat for resident and migrating birds, boasting 325+ species on our official county checklist, we proudly spot rarities and add new species to our county list on a yearly basis.

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Join our rare bird email notification list by sending an email to subscribeharfordbirds@harfordbirdclub.org

We hope you enjoy your visit to Harford County, explore our birding hotspots and take advantage of our diverse habitats.

Go Birding…

Get Involved…

The Harford Bird Club serves the local community by providing a venue for those who are interested in birds and birding to get together and share their interests. Join us for any field trip, meeting or event. It’s free! Introduce yourself to the group and everyone will welcome you. If you enjoy your time with us, join. Learn More…

In addition to a very active calendar of field trips, we host six meetings a year which include social interactions, a short, fun business-like meeting and a notable guest speaker sharing his or her love of the avian species.

  • JANUARY: 6pm on the second Friday in January at Churchville Presbyterian Church.
  • MARCH: 6pm on the first Friday in March at Churchville Presbyterian Church.
  • MAY: 6pm on the first Friday in May in the Dining Hall at Harford Glen
  • JULY: 6pm on the second Friday of July at various locations year to year.
  • SEPTEMBER: 1:00pm on the first Saturday in September at the pavilion at Eden Mill
  • NOVEMBER: 6pm on the first Friday in November at Churchville Presbyterian Church.

If Harford County Public Schools is closed or cancels evening activities the Harford Bird Club meetings and trips will also be cancelled.

Join Now!

Get Involved…

The Harford Bird Club serves the local community by providing a venue for those who are interested in birds and birding to get together and share their interests. Join us for any field trip, meeting or event. It’s free! Introduce yourself to the group and everyone will welcome you. If you enjoy your time with us, join. Learn More…

In addition to a very active calendar of field trips, we host six meetings a year which include social interactions, a short, fun business-like meeting and a notable guest speaker sharing his or her love of the avian species.

  • JANUARY: 6pm on the second Friday in January at Churchville Presbyterian Church.
  • MARCH: 6pm on the first Friday in March at Churchville Presbyterian Church.
  • MAY: 6pm on the first Friday in May in the Dining Hall at Harford Glen
  • JULY: 6pm on the second Friday of July at various locations year to year.
  • SEPTEMBER: 1:00pm on the first Saturday in September at the pavilion at Eden Mill
  • NOVEMBER: 6pm on the first Friday in November at Churchville Presbyterian Church.

If Harford County Public Schools is closed or cancels evening activities the Harford Bird Club meetings and trips will also be cancelled.

Join Now!

Report County Sightings…

Birds flock to Harford County each year to take advantage of the proximity to water, variety of habitat and abundance of food sources. Species such as Snowy Owls, Black-Throated Gray Warblers, Iceland Gulls, Rough-legged Hawks and Hudsonian Godwits have been know to stop over and enjoy the scenery. Every year rarities are spotted and reported on eBird and our own local listserv. Want to know what’s being seen? Set your alerts on eBird or sign up for our listserv.

Click Here for details on when to report a rarity.

The Harford Bird Club offers three easy ways to stay up to date with the latest sightings in Harford County.

  • Submit eBird Checklists
  • Email rarities with photo documentation to club members
  • Subscribe to our Newsletter
Learn More…

Report County Sightings…

Birds flock to Harford County each year to take advantage of the proximity to water, variety of habitat and abundance of food sources. Species such as Snowy Owls, Black-throated Gray Warblers, Iceland Gulls, Rough-legged Hawks and Hudsonian Godwits have been know to stop over and enjoy the scenery. Every year rarities are spotted and reported on eBird and our own local listserv. Want to know what’s being seen? Set your alerts on eBird or sign up for our listserv.

Click Here for details on when to report a rarity.

The Harford Bird Club offers three easy ways to stay up to date with the latest sightings in Harford County.

  • Submit eBird Checklists
  • Email rarities with photo documentation to club members
  • Subscribe to our Newsletter
Learn More…

Young Birders…

Do you love to get outside? Do you love to watch birds?

Then come join the Harford Bird Club Young Birders. Enjoy our fun, family-friendly field trips and activities throughout Harford County.

  • Field Trips
  • Guest Speakers
  • Christmas Bird Count for Kids
  • Birding 101 Educational Events
  • Mentoring
  • Horizon Award
Get Involved…

Young Birders…

Do you love to get outside? Do you love to watch birds?

Then come join the Harford Bird Club Young Birders. Enjoy our fun, family-friendly field trips and activities throughout Harford County.

  • Field Trips
  • Guest Speakers
  • Christmas Bird Count for Kids
  • Birding 101 Educational Events
  • Mentoring
  • Horizon Award
Get Involved…