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76th Maryland Ornithological Society Annual Convention

November 22, 2024 November 24, 2024

Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS) conducts an annual three-day convention where members and nonmembers can meet, socialize, discuss conservation and natural resource topics, and enjoy guided field trips in various regions of Maryland.  In 2024, MOS will conduct its 76th annual convention on November 22 – 24, at the Grand Hotel in Ocean City, Worcester County, Maryland (the weekend before Thanksgiving). There will be field trips, speakers, poster session, raffle, photo contest, and socials. The event ends with a Tally Rally to review the species seen during the convention. All attendees receive a pin designed by an MOS member and selected by competition. Convention pins illustrate the time of year and a bird species appropriate to the location. Go to for more information about our convention.

Convention locations vary from year to year to sample Maryland’s great diversity of species and habitats. Usually these are held in the spring or early summer when birds are migrating or nest building but are occasionally held in August to catch the shorebird early migration southward or in February in Ocean City to see the wintering waterfowl. Recent conventions have been at: Garrett County, Solomons, Chestertown, Ocean City, Salisbury, and Hagerstown.

MOS is a nonprofit, statewide organization of people who are interested in birds and nature. It promotes the study and enjoyment of birds, knowledge about the natural world around us, and fosters their appreciation and conservation.

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Grand Hotel, Ocean City

2100 Baltimore Avenue
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
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