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F Marenghi Annapolis Weekend English
Annapolis is on the Chesapeake Bay, a 45 minute drive from Washington DC and Baltimore, an hour and half to the Delaware Bay, and 2 hours to the Atlantic Ocean. I work Monday through Friday but spend many weekends and holidays birding locally or within the region. Best birding here is late Summer through Spring.
M Dodson Baltimore Weekend English
J Landers Baltimore Anytime English
H Anu Baltimore Anytime English
B Klick Baltimore Anytime English, Mandarin
Not the best place in United States, but is good during spring and fall migration.
M Brazeau Baltimore Anytime English, A Little Spanish
I am a retired birder in Maryland who would be available to take travelers birding in the Baltimore area. I have been birding most of my life. I can take birders during day trips.

D Moulton Bethesda Weekdays English
I lead trips for the Southern Maryland Audubon Society. I am very experienced with bird-finding in this region, which is a wonderful birding area. I know what a tremendous help it has been to me to have a local guide in new territory. I hope I can help. Area:

Area Birds:
Red-headed Woodpecker, Bald Eagle, warblers, etc.
Nature: birdwatching, photography, fishing, skiing
Professional: energy, climate policy
M James Columbia Anytime English
K Harris Easton Anytime English
Places within two hours: Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean, Bombay NWR, Blackwater NWR, Pickering Creek Audubon Center, Jean Ellen dePont Shehan Audubon Sancturay, Adkins Arboretum and Tuckahoe State Park. Will gladly respond to email.
P Thut Easton Anytime English
We regularly submit checklists to eBird. We live in Talbot County, Maryland, between Easton and St. Michaels. This is on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, approximately an hour from BWI Airport in Baltimore and the same from Washington, DC. Approximately 260 species are seen in Talbot County each year. Our area is not strong for warbler migration, but is excellent for wintering waterfowl. The Blackwater NWR is about an hour away and the Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware is an hour and a half in the other direction. Both are excellent places to bird in the cooler months. We would be happy to offer location advice to visitors and would be willing to accompany them if we are at home. Our local Bird Club also welcomes visitors on our Sunday morning walks.
S Nelson Frederick Anytime English

J Artes Indian Head Anytime English
I have served on the Southern Maryland Audubon Society Board on two occasions and am currently a member of the education committee. I have participated in May and Christmas counts for over 15 years. I would be happy to give locations information and when I can accompany them to local areas. I live in Charles County with border on the Potomac River. It contains various creeks, swamps, streams and ponds. Several wildlife management areas/state parks in my area.
R Doyle Laurel Anytime English
M Hurley Ocean City Anytime English
Eastern shore area of Maryland, Marsh birds, ducks, beach birds in area, Eagles, cranes, swans, ospray, doves, turkey, song birds close to many hotels in our town. State and FED park near by on Assatigue Island and lots of public land, E.A. Vaun area, Pocamoke State Park, and Ward brothers center for duck lovers only 30 min away.
C Perera Olney Weekend English
E Carlson Pasadena Anytime English
I am familiar with Northern Anne Arundel County birding sites such as Swan Creek and Fort Smallwood Park and some other sites and birds that are common in Maryland.
R Cantilli Potomac Anytime English
intermediate Italian
some Spanish
I've been birding for nearly 30 years and consider myself a good to excellent birder. I live right outside Great Falls Park which is excellent for birding - many habitats and loads of water with the Potomac River and CO canal nearby. If people want to see Bald Eagles and Great Blue heron as well as Baltimore Orioles, Barred Owls, Yellow-throated Vireos, this is the place to see them. Plus there's the opportunity to see Great Falls and some historical sites in the park - the old tavern, the lock and barge system from the early 1800s.
A Freeman Salisbury Weekend English, some French
Bird in the local areas.
N Kahn Silver Spring Weekend English
There are many areas within a short drive for the common East Coast species. In summer, there are yellow-crowned night herons in my neighborhood. This is a good area for those visiting D.C. and wanting to see many of America's East Coast birds for the first time. The coast, freshwater marsh, and salt marsh are only 2 hour drive away for the less common species. I have been an avid birder for about 8 years.
D Leonnig Upper Marlboro Anytime English
J Dorothy Washington DC metro area Weekend English, some Spanish
I'm about 15 minutes from the National Arboretum and close to several parks and wildlife refuges. Great areas for spring migration (late April- early May: warblers, orioles, tanagers, hawks, etc) and for waterfowl in the winters.
J Musike Worton Anytime English, Pirate
I am not a professional bird guide but run a professional charter sailboat. I think bird watchers would really enjoy both. We see ospreys, eagles, herons, egrets, and a host of other birds, both water and land, migrating and resident. You can find my bio and rates at
This is a great way to view wildlife and spend time with family and friends.

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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Maryland
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Maryland Ornithological Society Club
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Cecil Bird Club Club
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Delmarva Ornithological Society Club
Frederick County Chapter of MOS Club
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