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Safe Skies Maryland is an initiative to raise awareness in all counties in Maryland about the threats of migratory and resident bird collisions with man-made structures and how we might employ science and technology to solve our conservation needs.

This initiative seeks to address the preservation of biodiversity in a changing world, to enhance the habitat and protection of resident and migratory birds through a comprehensive understanding of the emerging challenges that threaten their survival, and to address sustainable growth for the next generation.  Educational, community, and legislative outreach and goals make the initiative comprehensive in it’s vision.

The Safe Skies Maryland initiative is a conservation subcommittee of  the Maryland Ornithological Society and partners with organizations throughout Maryland and along the Atlantic Flyway in a shared vision of environmental literacy, advocacy, and a solutions-based approach toward empowerment for all stakeholders.  Working together with other organizations strengthens all of our efforts toward achieving our conservation goals.  Learn more about our partners.

CNJ Oriole at natural nest
Our state bird, the Baltimore Oriole, faces many challenges during migration including increasing possibilities of contact with deadly glass. This one successfully reproduced at Wilde Lake in Columbia, MD. Photo Courtesy of Charles Neeson Jackson.