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Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel


The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel offers travelers and birding enthusiasts the opportunity to observe birds and waterfowl from its four man-made islands. The Bridge-Tunnel's habitat of concrete, steel, asphalt and rocks located in open water, makes an inviting rest stop for birds during their spring and fall migrations.

Birds and waterfowl commonly seen on or near the Bridge-Tunnel's man-made islands:

  • Northern Gannet
  • American White Pelican
  • Brant
  • King Elder
  • Harlequin Duck
  • Red-Breasted Merganser
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • American Oystercatcher
  • Little Gull
  • Black-Tailed Gull