An Osprey in flight.

NPS - Gant

Piscataway Park's location along the Atlantic fly way makes it a great site for birding.

National Capital Parks East - South District Bird List

This checklist contains the names, locations, relative abundance, and season of occurrence for 219 bird species recorded in the south district of National Capital Parks East (Fort Foote, Harmony Hall, Fort Washington, Piscataway Park). The list is a compilation of from the records of the National Capital Parks East database, and Christmas bird counts from 1932-2011.

All the parks lie within the Upper Coastal Plain physiographic region of Maryland. Each park area contains a diverse variety of avifauna habitats including deciduous woodland (WD), mixed deciduous/coniferous woodland (WCD), emergent marshland (MA), swamps (S), rivers (R), creeks (C), agricultural land (A), bays (B), meadows (ME), ponds (P), and yards (Y). The abbreviations for the habitat type occurring in each park is listed below in order of percentage of coverage in each park.

Fort Foote: WD, Y, C, WCD, R, P, MA, ME

Harmony Hall: B, ME, WD, C, MA, S, Y

Fort Washington: WD, R, Y, C, S, WCD

Piscataway Park: WD, R, A, ME, S, MA, C, WCD, Y, P

Last updated: February 21, 2019

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Mailing Address:

13551 Fort Washington Road
Fort Washington, MD 20616


For information about programming and visitation call the National Colonial Farm, 301-283-2113. For information regarding the administration of Piscataway Park call, 301-763-4600

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