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Turkey Point, Maryland

This watch site is situated at a peninsula on the north side of Chesapeake Bay in the northeast corner of Maryland. Sharp-shinned, Red-tailed, and Red-shouldered Hawks are common here, and Bald Eagles are present throughout the season. The hawkwatch is an all-volunteer effort, a collaboration between the Cecil Bird Club and the staff of Elk Neck State Park. And because Turkey Point is an important stopover for migratory owls, the Cecil Bird Club sponsors an evening Owl Walk every year around Halloween.

To learn more about this site, visit the Turkey Point Hawk Watch Web site.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle
Michael H. Francis

Timing Your Visit

The chart below shows the time periods when each species is most abundant. Please remember that the data is based on past records, and the passage of birds can vary greatly from year to year. Click on the name of a species to learn more about its migratory habits.

Species
September
October
November
December
Osprey                                
Sharp-shinned Hawk                                
Cooper's Hawk                                
Red-shouldered Hawk                                
Broad-winged Hawk                                
Red-tailed Hawk                                
Bald Eagle                                
American Kestrel                                
 

 

 

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