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Where to Bird

United States of America -- Maryland
Discover the top birding locations in Maryland. Find out more about Maryland Bird Clubs and Birding Organizations in Maryland. Print out a checklist of Maryland birds. Find the Rare Bird Alert Phone Numbers for Maryland. Order books to help you become a better birder in Maryland. Discover links to Maryland Birding web sites. Print out special maps of Maryland before you begin your trip. 


Thayer's Birds of
North America version 7

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Recommended North American Bird Field Guides

Birds of Special Interest: Red Knot, Ruddy Turnstone

State Bird: Baltimore Oriole

State Checklists:
Maryland Ornithological Society
NPWRC Bird Checklists - Maryland

Species Seen in Maryland: 449

State Ornithological Society:
Maryland Ornithological Society

Rare Bird Alerts:
(301) 652-1088   Statewide

Electronic Mailing Lists:
Maryland State chat group - MDOsprey To join, send a message to and type SUBSCRIBE MDOsprey [Your Name] in the body of the message.

MARVADEL: Discussion of birds of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and adjacent regions. Send request to John Tebbutt

Maryland Maps


Birding Links for Maryland:
Baltimore Bird Club
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center 
Western Maryland Bird Club
Cecil Bird Club
Harford Bird Club
Howard County Bird Club
Kent County Birding
Montgomery County Bird Club
Maryland Hot Spots
Birding in Maryland - Hot Spots  
Blackwater NWR
Eastern Neck NWR
Hawkwatching in Maryland
Assateague Island
North Point State Park
US Fish & Wildlife Service Refuges - Maryland

Maryland Organizations:
Maryland Audubon
The Nature Conservancy - Maryland
DelMarVa Ornithological Society

Pete Thayer's Favorite Hot Spots:
Assateague Island National Seashore
38.34 N   75.08 W
This barrier island has waterfowl, waders, peeps and songbirds. Habitats include dunes, marshes and forests. Mid-April to Mid-May is best and you avoid the summer crowds.

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park
39.04 N   77.25 W
The 185 mile long canal stretches from Washington, D.C to Cumberland, Maryland. The bottomlands woods are filled with warblers during migration -- but get there early!

Conowingo Dam
39.66 N   76.18 W
Come in the winter to see the Bald Eagles. Thousands of gulls may be found just below the dam.

Ocean City

38.38 N   75.06 W
Stay away in summer -- too crowded. But the rest of the year you will find seabirds and shorebirds along the jetty and in the surrounding areas.



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