• Fort Washington

    Fort Washington

    Park Maryland

Nature & Science

An American Kestrel perched at Battery Decatur.

American Kestrel

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Fort Washington Park offers visitors an exciting chance to see many of the birds and animals of the mid-atlanitc region. The park protects over 900 acres of varied habitat from the shoreline on the Potomac to meadows and forest.

Did You Know?

Whistle Pigs are a common site at Fort Washington.

Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks are one of the few animals that actually hibernate in Winter. In Spring when trying to attract a mate they will whistle to communicate, leading to another alternative name, the whistle pig.