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Maryland / DC

Sugarloaf Mountain Audio Tour

Use this guide to explore this preserve or take a virtual visit from home!

Sugarloaf Mountain is a monadnock, a mountain that remains after the erosion of the surrounding land. A Registered Natural Landmark, Sugarloaf and its surroundings have long been a mecca for birders in the Mid-Atlantic region. The forest birds include the great horned owl, pileated woodpecker, wild turkey, and red shouldered hawk. During the spring and fall, many migratory species of songbirds can be found.  Learn more about Sugarloaf Mountain in our Passport to Nature.

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Getting Started

Visit the preserve page to plan your visit and then download the audio tour map (PDF). The numbers marked on the map correspond to the audio files in the tour. You can select and listen to each track from the audio player below or download the files to your mobile device. Remember - some of our secluded preserves are spectacular, but you may not get cell service. We recommend you download the recordings and maps before you visit. Enjoy!

Downloadable Files (mp3 format)

Audio tours begin from the West View parking area.

Audio tours 1 - 6

Audio tours 7 - 14

Audio tours 15 - 19


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