We went on our annual spring trip to Garrett County in Western Maryland. This time we "camped" in Swallow Falls SP in a mini-cabin. As our trip coincided with the Annual Conference of the Maryland Ornithological Society at Wisp Ski Resort, close-by, we took part in the events associated with that. This included two field-trips: The first was an all-day outing to several venues in eastern West Virginia (Cathedral SP, Blackwater Fall SP, Canaan Valley NWR and Canaan Valley SP). The second was a half-day in Swallow Falls SP. We were able to see many of the avian specialties of this high Allegheny plateau province (2,500-4,500 ft elevation) of these two states, the elevation of which gives ecotypes corresponding to those in the northern US/Canada.