Birding at Big Talbot Island

Are you a bird lover? Big Talbot island offers you the opportunity to become one with nature and explore birds in their natural or migratory habitat. It is a very large eco-system that can be explored by kayak, bicycle or simply hiking one of the many trails.

You can start at Spoonbill Pond - Tidal wetlands to spot waders and shorebirds. During Spring/Fall migration marbled Godwit and white-rumped sandpiper can be found here. Just a few steps away off the

Sawpit Creek Boat Ramp, there is a marsh where you can discover Clapper Rails, Seaside Sparrow and Marsh Wren. The park is also equipped with a Birdwatch Station. It allows you to relax take a seat and observe the birds in their habitat. If birding works up an appetite, you will find a great place to picnic and take advantage of the great shoreline views at The Bluffs Scenic Shoreline picnic area at Big Talbot Island State Park. You can end your day at Black Rock Beach. Though it is called a beach, you are not permitted to frolic in the waters here. No worries, Little Talbot Island is just a short distance away for all your swimming desires. While at Black Rock Beach, you can park and take a hike. Along the trail, you should be on the lookout for migratory songbirds and painted buntings.