Not only is the Chesapeake Bay a prime spot for boating, it is also a great location for bird watching.
This quick guide will show you just a few of the birds you can see on the Bay:
Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay are synonymous with blue crabs, a tasty crustacean with a bad attitude. Unfortunately, their meat is cleverly tucked away under an armored shell. Watch a crab-picking pro with 65 years of experience show how to quickly get at the good stuff.
I am an over-the-top geek for birds. If the four nest boxes and five bird feeders in my backyard don’t sufficiently bolster my bird-nerd credentials, then the four pairs of binoculars and half a dozen or so bird field guides scattered about my house do.
A dead calm settles across Chesapeake Bay, and a blazing September sun hangs low in the sky as we motor slowly around the grass-lined fringes of Goose Island. The location may be only a short cruise from Tangier Island, Virginia, but it feels as if we’re a million miles from nowhere.
Crab season opened earlier this month on Chesapeake Bay, and while recreational crabbers won’t hit the water for at least another month, commercial watermen are already busy rigging up and working their crab pots. This video shows how a professional waterman harvests these cantankerous but delicious crustaceans. WATCH