Birding in Kent County, Maryland

Osprey in Kent County

Photo courtesy Heather Davidson

Bird lovers, unite and come to the Eastern Shore! Birding in Kent County is plentiful! From Snow Geese, Canadian Geese, 24 species of ducks, sparrows, blackbirds, terns, Great Blue Herons, and eagles, you’ll have more than 300+ species to enjoy!

We invite you to start your day with us here at Great Oak Manor before heading off into the wild. With a tempting breakfast, all locally sourced, it’s a great way to start your birdwatching day.

There are so many places for you to visit, all just within a short distance from the inn.

Here are just a few:

  • Chesapeake Farms–Waterfowl, eagles, ospreys, shorebirds and songbirds. Watch these birds from the comfort of your vehicle.
  • Millington Wildlife Management Area–4,000 acres of trails await you near the Delaware border. You’ll see forest-dwelling birds such as tanagers, ovenbird, wood thrush, and worm-eating warblers. along the brushy edges, you’ll find blue grosbeak, brown thrasher,orchard oriole and yellow-breasted chat .
  • Eastern Neck National Wildlife RefugeThis is a major feeding and roosting area  for migratory and wintering waterfowl. You’ll see thousands of Tundra swans from mid-November to late February. Also some great hiking trails and observation platform.
  • Sassafras Natural Resource Management Area–Adjacent to Turner’s Creek County Park, you’ll find open, wooded and river bluff habitat. Nesting birds include the Bald Eagle, Bank Swallow, Great Blue Heron, and the Yellow Warbler.

These are just some of the wild, wonderful places for birders to visit in beautiful Kent County! Make your reservation and enjoy all that our county has to offer for birders and nature lovers alike!