View Interesting Species at These Hanover Birding Spots

Silhouette of a person bird-watching at dusk | bird-watching near Hanover, MD

The state of Maryland is home to hundreds of birds, including those that come and go depending on the season. If you live in our apartments near Fort Meade, you only need to take a short drive to see them. Grab your scope or binoculars and visit the best bird-watching spots near Hanover.

Fort Smallwood Park

Located at 9500 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena, MD 21122, the distance from home to Fort Smallwood Park is about 16.9 miles. Once there, you can look for as many of the 265+ bird species in the park as you like. These include migrants, water birds, and even some resident species that survive on the seeds in the park. The birds that you can see will be determined by the season. For instance, you’re not likely to see the Yellow Warbler in the summer, although you can see it in spring.

Patterson Park Audubon Center

Patterson Park Audubon Center has fewer recorded bird species, but they are still numerous enough to warrant a visit. Approximately 40 of the more than 200 species available are year-round residents. The park even offers a regular bird walk program for a more guided bird-watching experience. At a distance of 17.7 miles from home, the drive should only take you about 27 minutes. If you don’t own a scope or binoculars, the park is more than happy to lend you some of theirs. However, you’ll need to call or email the park’s management beforehand to access this service.

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