Photo Courtesy of the United States Geological Survey
According to the Bureau of Land Management's Partners in Flight Bird Management Plan, the Eastern Meadowlark have decreased ten percent a year and are among the most steeply declining birds in the Mid-Atlantic.
Eastern Meadowlarks inhabit field, pasture, and meadows which can all be found in Oxon Cove Park. These habitats are dwindling as more and more farm and fields give way to development, revert to forests, or shift from pastures to row crops.
Local national parks provide the minumum 15 to 20 acres of meadow habitat for these birds to breed.
Did You Know?
In the early 1800's at least half of the population of Prince George's County, Maryland, was enslaved African Americans. Oxon Hill Farm is located in Prince George's County and seventeen enslaved people lived on the property in the 1800s.