Birds and marshes of the Chesapeake Bay country by Brooke Meanley

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Published by Tidewater Publishers in Cambridge, Md .

Written in English

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  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)


  • Birds -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementBrooke Meanley.
LC ClassificationsQL683.C48 M4
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 157 p., [1] fold. leaf of plates :
Number of Pages157
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5195670M
ISBN 100870332074
LC Control Number75017558

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Wading birds quietly stalk their prey in wetlands and shallow waters. Most wading birds, which include herons and egrets, nest together in large breeding colonies on the Chesapeake Bay. Ducks, geese and swans are all waterfowl. Most waterfowl visit the Chesapeake Bay region in winter as they migrate along the Atlantic Flyway, a major flight path for millions of birds.

However, some waterfowl, including mute swans and many Canada geese, live in the Bay region year-round. Most contemporary bird hunters are avid conservationists, contributing millions of dollars to conservation via purchases of shotguns, ammunition, and federal and state duck stamps.

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Salt marshes are some of the most diverse habitats in the country. Around the Chesapeake and coastal bays, these brackish wetlands occupy a sliver of space where saltwater mixes with freshwater that drains from the land.

North America is home to the majority of our planet’s tidal salt marsh vertebrates. Evolving trends in bird migration and resident species since Europeans traveled to Maryland over years ago were described in Maryland, Efficiency, and Birds, an article from the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, U.S.

Geological Survey. In their migration, about one third of all waterfowl wintering along the Atlantic Coast come to the Chesapeake Bay. Evidently these birds chose urban living for its executive office appeal. Great Blue Heron are tall, bluish-gray wading birds with long, pointed bills and graceful, S-shaped necks.

They live year-round in marshes and wetlands throughout the Chesapeake Bay region and are also found on freshwater lakes, ponds and impoundments.

At the Retreat, the only thing waking you will be the sound of the clapper rails or barred owls calling as you doze in the hot-tub overlooking the fresh water pond, salt marsh and 1 mile of private Chesapeake Bay.

Chesapeake has been a nationally recognized bird watcher’s oasis since the 17 th century. Recognized as one of the country’s greatest birding sites, the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail – South Chesapeake Loop has provided sanctuary to over species of birds.

Stops on the trail provide visitors the chance to catch a glimpse of resident species as well as more than different. Over three decades, barges will unload the same amount of dredged material along the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay off Maryland’s Eastern Shore as.

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The National Mall is a DC hub for active residents and visitors. In the early spring, the cherry trees along the Tidal Basin erupt in pink hues. Maryland: Eastern Shore & Chesapeake Bay The lure of the sea runs deep in Chesapeake Bay; a rising tide of maritime traditions, close-knit communities, distinctive cuisine, and protected seashores, marshes, and coastal islands, all of which make for a spectacular trip biking the Eastern shore.

But a new study has found that birds are in serious decline across North America, including in the Chesapeake Bay region. There are nearly 3 billion fewer birds in North America than there were in — a 29% decline during a single human lifetime, according to the study published in October by the journal Science.

Delaware Bay; and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. The region’s wildlife, plants, habitats and network of streams and rivers leading to the Bay are tremendous resources. As the human population throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed grows and land-use pressures intensify, it is increasingly important to protect our remaining.Across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, life slows down.

Turn off Route 50 or Hwy. and go down a country road past cornfields. Pause by rivers and marshes where birds and rustling grass are the only sounds. Stop in small towns where mom-and-pop shops still thrive. If you love to watch trees light up.

Beau, a year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever, plays with a bumper. Beau has probably retrieved over a thousand ducks and geese of all types while hunting with his owner, Ronnie Adams. (Kenneth K. Lam).

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