Birdwatching on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

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The Maryland Eastern Shore is home to a diverse mix of agricultural, wooded, and wetland habitats. Because of this environment, Maryland’s list of birds consists of 442 species—wow! If you’re a nature lover and bird enthusiast or want to be, you need to take a trip and experience birdwatching in Maryland’s wild side on the Eastern Shore.

When you’re searching for the perfect spot to make your home base when you’re birding in Maryland, look no further than Inn at Huntingfield Creek. Our upscale and bed/ breakfast and retreat embodies luxury, as well as an authentic Maryland Eastern Shore experience. Our inn sits upon 70 acres of picturesque landscaping and is conveniently located near other areas in the area to go birding. 

For more information regarding the best things to see and do in the area, download our complimentary Vacation Guide. It contains local insight on fantastic dining options, boutiques, attractions, annual events, and more! 

Here is the Guide

How to Enjoy Birdwatching in Maryland

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With its scenic forests, barrier islands, and the vast Chesapeake Bay, it isn’t surprising that Maryland is home to a diverse array of birding sites and habitats. Throughout the seasons, birds pass through the state and will leave you amazed in wonder. 

The Best Birdwatching Sites

  • Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge – This 2286-acre island provides a plethora of space to spend the day in the great outdoors. You can gaze at the elegant beauty of the migratory waterfowl, as well as other wildlife such as deer and blue crabs. During your visit here, you can also enjoy kayaking, biking, hiking, and fishing. 
  • Sandy Point State Park – As you’re on the road driving towards Inn at Huntingfield Creek, stop in Annapolis and go birding at this gorgeous park. The park’s beautiful beaches and picnic areas are well known for their breathtaking scenic water views that overlook the Chesapeake Bay. Also, throughout the rest of Sandy Point, you’ll find other habitats that are the home to many bird species, including stone jetties, woodlands, ponds, marshes, and a marina. 
  • Chesapeake Farms – When you visit Chesapeake Farms, you can enjoy a self-guided wildlife tour from the comfort of your car. This area is known for its waterfowl sightings, with over 27 species reported. You can even find osprey and Bald Eagle nests here!
  • The Grounds at Our Inn – Each morning, when you awake at Inn at Huntingfield Creek, you’ll be steps away from some of the best birding spots in the area. With four and arguably five separate eco-systems on the property, we have the pleasure of viewing an impressive incredible variety of winged friends. In fact, more than 70 different local bird species are spotted here. Guests of our inn also find pleasure in biking through the property environs and local trails and spotting birds from their bicycles. 

Birds You’ll Find in Maryland

Local residents and visitors alike are fascinated by the birdlife throughout our state. When you’re birding in Maryland, keep your eyes peeled for these unique creatures. Some of the species you might have the pleasure of discovering include:


  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Osprey
  • Bald Eagle
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Black Skimmer
  • Common Raven
  • Brown Pelican
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Tundra Swan
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Prothonotary Warbler
  • And so many more! 

Visit and See the Beauty for Yourself

Have you already started to picture yourself basking in the great outdoors and birdwatching in Maryland? Why wait any longer to start planning this trip? We’d love to host you at Inn at Huntingfield Creek! Browse our accommodations and find the perfect place to make your home away from home. We have and seven fully-furnished private cottages and five guest rooms in the Manor House where the guests of our Eastern Shore Maryland bed and breakfast retreat can choose to stay in style. 

Woods Cottage Bedroom

With its warm, rich tones and woodland themed accessories, birding and nature enthusiasts will feel right at home in our Woods Cottage. This cottage features a king-sized bed, a fully-furnished kitchen, a rain shower, a large soaking tub, and a cozy fireplace. You’ll feel peaceful and relaxed as you sit on the outdoor deck and gaze at the sunset vistas and spectacular field and woods views. It’s time to treat yourself to a rejuvenating getaway. Check our availability and pick your ideal accommodation today! 

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