Little Hunting Creek is a magnet for birds.

The tidal marshy portions of the lower creek attract ducks and geese, herons and egrets, gulls and terns, blackbirds, warblers, orioles, to name just a few. Shorebirds such as Killdeer also visit at low tide during migration. The upstream forested portions provide habitat for song birds that prefer to nest near water, such as Prothonotary Warblers.

In recent years, two pairs of eagles have nested in tall trees along the shores of tidal Little Hunting Creek, as has a small rookery of Great Blue Herons.

Eagles on nest