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 Royal Terns, Common Terns (yep not so common anymore), and the Black Skimmers

Royal Terns Common Terns     Black Skimers Bird

(Photo Credit Bill Hubick)

Sandy, open beaches are necessary for colonial nesting birds, as that is the habitat on which they build nests on. Unfortunately, this habitat is becoming harder to come by in the Maryland coastal bays. Development, erosion, and sea-level rise are all factors that have taken away valuable nesting area for these bird species. The islands that dot our coastal bays are the last remaining refuges for these birds because they are ideal habitats mostly devoid of possible predators such as foxes and raccoons and they provide the sandy beaches that are essential to these birds. MCBP is working alongside many partners including the Department of Natural Resources and Audubon Maryland-DC chapter and Delmarva Birding to preserve, protect and create solutions to protect these birds

FundraisingYour financial contribution will go toward protecting our watershed, its habitat and wildlife. The Maryland Coastal Bays Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, and your donation is tax deductible to the maximum amount allowed by the law.  No goods or services from the MCBP were provided for this contribution.

You can either donate online or mail us a check at Maryland Coastal Bays Program, 8219 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, Maryland 21811.

MCBP hosts a few fundraising events throughout the year; check out our calendar of events for events and details.  We also have apparel for sale throughout the season, so stop by our office and check out what we have!

A copy of the current financial statement of the Maryland Coastal Bays Program, Inc is available by writing at 8219 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, Maryland 21811. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available by mail for the cost of postage and copies at Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401, (410) 974-5534.