A survey of natural areas conducted by the Smithsonian Institution ranked this marsh system as one of the most important Chesapeake Bay natural areas. King’s Creek, an undisturbed, brackish marsh, is unusually rich in plant species and bird life and provides habitat for nesting waterfowl and spawning fish.
Before You Go
Download the Choptank Wetlands Visitors Guide (pdf)
What to See: Birding
- Winter: northern harrier, wood duck, snipe
- Spring: red-winged blackbirds, osprey, least bittern, red-tailed hawks