Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County

Central Maryland, consisting of six counties plus the City of Baltimore, mostly lies on the Piedmont Plateau, and is marked by low rolling landscapes and fertile valleys. Two ridges, the Dug Hill Ridge (1,200 feet), near the Pennsylvania border, and Pars Ridge (880 feet), run in a southwesterly direction through this region and create some of the updrafts used by migrating raptors. To the west, the Piedmont ends at the edge of the Blue Ridge region, and to the east resistant volcanic rock gives way to the sands of the Coastal Plain. Today, about 45% of the Central Region is forested and an equal proportion is in agricultural production. It is also home to one large urban centers, Baltimore City.

According to eBird reports, 383 bird species have been reported in the Central Region, compared to 454 species in Maryland as a whole.

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