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Modified 20-May-14
Created 19-May-14
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The Western Maryland counties of Garrett, Allegany, Washington and Frederick contain most of Maryland's mountains. Almost the entire area of Garrett is part of the Allegheny plateau and has an average elevation of 2200 feet, which makes it Maryland's little piece of Canada. The highest ridges rise to 3400 ft. Spring was just beginning here in mid-May with many trees, such as oaks, barely starting to leaf out. Many otherwise boreal species of birds find their Maryland foothold here. These include many migrant warblers. Washington area "northern" winter visitors like Juncos, Winter Wrens and Red-breasted Nuthatches also nest here, the only place they do in Maryland.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Wildlife
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Yellow, Barred Owl, Black-capped Chickadee, Blackburnian Warbler, Brown Creeper, Cerulean warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Hermit Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Magnolia Warbler, Muddy Creek Falls, Red Squirrel, Scarlet Tanager, Swallow Falls, Veery, Wake-Robin, Warbler, Youghiogheny River