The Audubon Society recognizes the Patapsco Valley as an important bird habitat area. The mature hardwood forests and diversity of other habitats make it appealing to a wide variety of resident and migrant species. The Patapsco Valley forms a natural migration corridor for birds. Chances of encountering rare or migrant species are higher in the spring and fall along this corridor.
Although unusual migrants and interesting resident species can be encountered in nearly all areas of the Park, a few spots that tend to be popular and productive for birding are Henryton, Daniels, and the Mckeldin areas of Patapsco Valley State Park. To learn more about why the Patapsco Valley is a great place to watch birds, visit here.