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The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (formerly Horsehead Wetland Center) is a preserve located 15 minutes from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Maryland's Eastern Shore. With a variety of habitats, the Center is an excellent place to see the Chesapeake's wintering assortment of waterfowl including: Canvasbacks, American Black Ducks, Shovelers, Ruddy Ducks, Redheads, Canada Geese, and Tundra Swans. Shorebirds make a strong showing in May and late summer, when hundreds can be seen on Lake Knapp. In all, over 200 species of birds have been recorded, and a documented list is available in our visitor center.
CBEC will open your eyes, ears, mind, and heart to the wildlife and historic landscapes that characterize Maryland’s Eastern Shore.