Top 10 eBird Hotspots in Each Region As of April 2019

Central Region

Only hotspots with public access are listed below.
RankHotspotCounty or City# of Species
1Hart-Miller Island State ParkBaltimore County292
2C&O Canal – Violette’s LockMontgomery272
3Fort McHenry National MonumentBaltimore City265
4Swan Harbor FarmHarford264
5Masonville Cove Environmental Education CenterBaltimore City255
6McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area (Hughes Hollow)Montgomery249
7North Point State ParkBaltimore County245
8Piney Run Park and Nature CenterCarroll244
9Loch Raven Reservoir & WatershedBaltimore County241
10Centennial Lake and ParkMontgomery235

Eastern Shore Region

Only hotspots with public access are listed below.
RankHotspotCounty or City# of Species
1Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State ParkWorcester279/263
2Blackwater National Wildlife RefugeDorchester271
3Eastern Neck National Wildlife RefugeKent261
4Pickering Creek Audubon CenterTalbot249
5Terrapin Nature ParkQueen Anne’s249
6Poplar IslandTalbot247
7Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center – HorseheadQueen Anne’s244
8Elliott Island RoadDorchester241
9Truitt’s LandingWorcester241
10Irish Grove MOS SanctuarySomerset
231

Southern Region

11 spots are listed because of ties in rankings.

Only hotspots with public access are listed below.
RankHotspotCounty# of Species
1Sandy Point State ParkAnne Arundel297
2Point Lookout State ParkSt. Mary’s294
3Swan Creek Wetlands – Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment FacilityAnne Arundel
280
4Fort Smallwood ParkAnne Arundel
268
5Jug Bay Wetlands SanctuaryAnne Arundel
255
6North Beach (Marsh)Calvert246
7Flag Ponds Nature ParkCalvert237
8Schoolhouse PondPrince George’s236
9Patuxent Research Refuge – South Tract (National Wildlife Visitor Center)Prince George’s225
10Patuxent River Park – Jackson LandingPrince George’s224
11Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Anne Arundel224

Western Region

Only hotspots with public access are listed below.
RankHotspotCounty or City# of Species
1Lilypons Water GardensFrederick250
2C&O Canal – North Branch Recreational AreaAllegany230
3Rocky Gap State ParkAllegany
219
4Broadford LakeGarrett213
5Fort Frederick State Park – Big PoolWashington204
6Piney ReservoirGarrett204
7Herrington Manor State ParkGarrett197
8Youghiogheny River Reservoir – Old Morgantown RoadGarrett197
9Finzel Swamp PreserveGarrett196
10C&O Canal TerminusAllegany
195

Washington, DC

Only hotspots with public access are listed below.
RankHotspotCounty or City# of Species
1East Potomac Park – Hains PointWashington, DC255
2Kenilworth Park and Aquatic GardensWashington, DC240
3Theodore Roosevelt IslandWashington, DC205
4National ArboretumWashington, DC200
5C&O Canal – Fletcher’s Cove and BoathouseWashington, DC198
6Constitution Gardens & Reflecting PoolWashington, DC190
7Anacostia ParkWashington, DC185
8West Potomac Park – Tidal BasinWashington, DC185
8Rock Creek Park – Nature Center AreaWashington, DC184
10National ZooWashington, DC178