Governor Bridge Natural Area
(in Patuxent River Park)

 
Governor Bridge Natural Area
Governor Bridge Road, Bowie, MD

From the South: Take Rt. 301 North.  Turn right on Governor Bridge Rd. just before the Rt. 50 intersection.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the North:  Take Rt. 3 South.  Just after the Rt. 50 intersection, turn left on Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

From the East or West:  Take Rt. 50 to Rt. 301 South.   Immediately get into the left lane for the left turn onto Governor Bridge Rd.  Follow Governor Bridge Rd. one mile to park entrance on the right.

If you come to the bridge, you've gone too far.



TRIP REPORTS
 
March 15, 2014
Trip Leader: Mike Sampson

There was a large turnout (15 people) and many bags of trash were collected along the walk.  Participants saw 42 species, listed below:

Canada Goose  67
Mallard  5
Ring-necked Duck  45
Great Blue Heron  1
Black Vulture  3
Turkey Vulture  9
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  1
Killdeer  1
Ring-billed Gull  10
Herring Gull  1
gull sp.  3
Mourning Dove  7
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  4
Northern Flicker  12
Pileated Woodpecker  3
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  11
American Crow  8
Fish Crow  2
crow sp.  3
Carolina Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  4
Brown Creeper  1
Carolina Wren  6
Golden-crowned Kinglet  3
Eastern Bluebird  14
American Robin  59
Brown Thrasher  2
European Starling  4
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Eastern Towhee  2
Field Sparrow  1
Fox Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  8
White-throated Sparrow  14
Dark-eyed Junco  2
Northern Cardinal  15
Red-winged Blackbird  92
Rusty Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  15

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