Visit St. Mary's County Maryland

Where the Potomac & the Chesapeake meet

Birding

Urge to Bird? Our tidal marshes, agricultural fields, and forests offer great locations. The area is home to over 120 birds species, including osprey, bald eagles, egrets and herons. With 500 miles of shoreline composed of tidal inlets, creeks and tributaries, a canoe or kayak paddle gets you right into the heart of things.

Birding information from the Southern Maryland Audubon Society.

Historic St. Mary’s City

18751 Hogaboom Lane, Visitor Center, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686

38.18070 -76.42963

(240) 895-4990

Take Rt. 5 south to Saint Mary's City. Park in any of the parking lots open to visitors anywhere around campus or go on south to…

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Visitor Favorite

Point Lookout State Park, Civil War Museum & Lighthouse

11175 Point Lookout Road, Scotland, MD 20687

38.06745 -76.33775

(301) 872-5688

Point Lookout is the Southern Maryland equivalent of Cape May. With proper weather conditions, this site is a migrant concentration point, especially in the autumn. Look…

Museums & Historic Sites | Water Activities | Public Landings & Launches | Parks & Beaches | Fishing & Hunting | Hunting Areas | Recreation | St. Mary's Heritage | African-American Heritage Sites | Civil War Sites | Lighthouses | Ecotourism | Birding

Sotterley Plantation

44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636

38.37639 -76.54387

(301) 373-2280

A Tidewater Plantation on the banks of the Patuxent River. The Manor house, out-buildings and gardens or located on a rise above the lower fields along the river.…

Museums & Historic Sites | St. Mary's Heritage | African-American Heritage Sites | Civil War Sites | War of 1812 Sites | Ecotourism | Birding

Elm’s Beach Park

19350 Back Door Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653

38.19649 -76.36707

(301) 475-4200

Take Rt. 235 south to past the turn for St. Mary's City. Take Forest Landing Road (the next left). Look for park entrance on the left.…

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Myrtle Point Park

24050 Patuxent Boulevard, California, MD 20619

38.33011 -76.49647

(301) 475-4200

This county park borders the Patuxent River and Mill Creek. Lots of scrub/shrub habitat make it a great nesting area for yellow-breasted chats, prairie warblers, and…

Parks & Beaches | Fishing & Hunting | Hunting Areas | Recreation | Ecotourism | Birding

Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Historic Park

44720 Lighthouse Road, Piney Point, MD 20674

38.13658 -76.52885

(301) 994-1471

From route 5 in Callaway take Route 249 east to Lighthouse Road. The Park is at the end of the road. A nice pier allows for…

Museums & Historic Sites | Water Activities | St. Mary's Heritage | Lighthouses | Ecotourism | Birding

St. Mary’s River State Park

21250 Camp Cosoma Road, Callaway, MD 20620

38.24998 -76.53982

(301) 872-5688

Take Rt. 4 south from the intersection of Rts. 4 and 235, then turn left onto Indian Bridge Rd. Drive east on Indian Bridge Road past…

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