June 7, 2020
Since mid-March of 2020, parks and preserves of all kinds, from national parks to local parks, have closed their grounds because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Maryland and DC are now in the process of re-opening but the level of re-opening varies from county to county and city to city. There are also differences among local parks, state parks, national parks, and private facilities. Cancellations are still in effect at almost all facilities in terms of group activities such as bird walks, programs, events, and festivals. Before you visit, call or check the website for any place you plan to go to find out the status and any restrictions and/or guidelines. Be safe and good birding!