Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Best Bets For March Birding

Hughes Hollow
Visitors to Hughes Hollow should be advised that hunting is permitted there & they should probably restrict visits to Sunday.

Seneca (Riley's Lock) on the C&O Canal
Almost any place along the Canal is productive.

Huntley Meadows (good for beginners)
Huntley is not as strong a contender since the beaver dam broke; the main pond is no longer deep enough to attract many waterfowl, but you could round it off by visiting Dyke Marsh nearby.

United States National Arboretum
Photo courtesy of the DC SHPO

Within DC
Kenilworth, the Arboretum, and Hains Point are good choices.

If you are a special fan of waterfowl, try Jug Bay in Maryland, or Mason Neck and Belmont Bay in Virginia.

The DC Audubon Website has more local hot spots.

Claudia Wild's book 'Finding Birds in the National Capital Area,' 2nd ed. If you are more experienced, the 'Yellow Book' from MOS is useful as is keeping an eye on the MDOsprey listserv.

Links to other Maryland and D.C. birding links can be found here.

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