Top 10 eBird Hotspots in Each Region as of May 2021

Central Region

Asterisks indicate that the number of species shown is based on an aggregate for all hotspots within the park or refuge.

Only hotspots with public access are listed below.
RankHotspotCounty or City# of Species
1Hart-Miller Island State ParkBaltimore County296
2Swan Harbor FarmHarford274
3C&O Canal – Violette’s LockMontgomery272
4Loch Raven Reservoir & WatershedBaltimore County269*
5North Point State ParkBaltimore County267*
6Fort McHenry National MonumentBaltimore City265
7Masonville Cove Environmental Education CenterBaltimore City258
8McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area (Hughes Hollow)Montgomery250
9Piney Run Park and Nature CenterCarroll244
Tied for 10Susquehanna State ParkHarford241*
Tied for 10Triadelphia Reservoir – Howard County PortionHoward241*

Eastern Shore Region

Asterisks indicate that the number of species shown is based on an aggregate for all hotspots within the park or refuge.

Only hotspots with public access are listed below.
RankHotspotCounty or City# of Species
1Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State ParkWorcester347*
2Blackwater National Wildlife RefugeDorchester290*
3Eastern Neck National Wildlife RefugeKent266*
4Deal Island WMASomerset265*
5Irish Grove MOS SanctuarySomerset
255*
Tied for 6Pickering Creek Audubon CenterTalbot251
Tied for 6Terrapin Nature ParkQueen Anne’s251
7Poplar IslandTalbot250
8Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center – HorseheadQueen Anne’s245
9Elliott Island RoadDorchester244*
10Truitt’s LandingWorcester243*

Southern Region

Asterisks indicate that the number of species shown is based on an aggregate for all hotspots within the park or refuge.

Only hotspots with public access are listed below.
RankHotspotCounty# of Species
1Point Lookout State ParkSt. Mary’s306*
2Sandy Point State ParkAnne Arundel298
3Swan Creek Wetlands – Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment FacilityAnne Arundel
281
4Fort Smallwood ParkAnne Arundel
269
5Jug Bay Wetlands SanctuaryAnne Arundel
261*
6North Beach (Marsh)Calvert253
Tied for 7Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (restricted access)Prince George’s240
Tied for 7Flag Ponds Nature ParkCalvert240
8Schoolhouse PondPrince George’s236
Tied for 9Merkle NRMAPrince George’s231*
Tied for 9Piscataway (National) ParkPrince George’s231*
10Patuxent Research Refuge – South Tract (National Wildlife Visitor Center)
Prince George’s228

Western Region

Asterisks indicate that the number of species shown is based on an aggregate for all hotspots within the park or refuge.

Only hotspots with public access are listed below.
RankHotspotCounty or City# of Species
1Lilypons Water GardensFrederick254
2C&O Canal – North Branch Recreational AreaAllegany233
3Rocky Gap State ParkAllegany
223*
4Broadford LakeGarrett217
5Fort Frederick State Park – Big PoolWashington209*
6Piney ReservoirGarrett206
7Youghiogheny River Reservoir – Old Morgantown RoadGarrett204*
8C&O Canal TerminusAllegany
201
9Herrington Manor State ParkGarrett199*
10Indian Springs WMAWashington197*

Washington, DC

Asterisks indicate that the number of species shown is based on an aggregate for all hotspots within the park or refuge.

Only hotspots with public access are listed below.
RankHotspotCounty or City# of Species
1East Potomac Park – Hains PointWashington, DC258
2Kenilworth Park and Aquatic GardensWashington, DC248
3Theodore Roosevelt IslandWashington, DC214
Tied for 4C&O Canal – Fletcher’s Cove and BoathouseWashington, DC203
Tied for 4National ArboretumWashington, DC203*
Tied for 4Rock Creek ParkWashington, DC203*
Tied for 5Constitution Gardens & Reflecting PoolWashington, DC195
Tied for 5 Kingman Island South – Kingman Lake/Heritage Island – see Anacostia Park for descriptionWashington, DC195
6West Potomac Park – Tidal BasinWashington, DC189
7Anacostia ParkWashington, DC188
8National MallWashington, DC183
9National ZooWashington, DC179
10Georgetown ReservoirWashington, DC176