Maryland Envirothon Wildlife Resource Site

This is a study guide for advisors and students participating in the Maryland State Envirothon competition. It is not inclusive of all content you may need to know for the state competition. Students are expected to have a general knowledge and understanding of wildlife ecology, wildlife management and national and state legislation affecting wildlife.

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Wildlife Study Guide

Updated September 2013

  • Guide containing general information on wildlife ecology, wildlife management, wildlife legislation and important wildlife terms to know (PDF)

    Wildlife Ecology Resources

    Birds of Maryland

  • Guide to Forest Interior Dwelling Birds (PDF)
  • Common Feeder Birds (PDF)
  • Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America, Sixth Edition by Roger Tory Peterson
  • How to Use Peterson Guide to Birds
  • Reptiles and Amphibians of Maryland

  • Checklist of Maryland Reptile and Amphibian Species (PDF)
  • Common Backyard Herps (PDF)
  • Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern/Central North America, 3rd edition by Roger Conant and Joseph T. Collins
  • Mammals of Maryland

  • Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America by Fiona Reid
  • Rare, Threatened and Endangered Animals

  • List of Rare, Threatened and Endangered Animals (PDF)
  • Invasive and Exotic Species

  • Nutria

  • Wildlife Management Resources


    Aerial Photos
    Guide to using aerial photos for wildlife management (PDF)


    Hunting and Trapping Guide

  • Digital Edition
  • PDF Download
  • Gobbler

    Sexing and Aging Keys

  • Sexing and Aging Wild Turkeys (PDF)
  • Deer Jawbone Aging Key (PDF)

    Taxonomy overview (PDF)


    2014-2015: Urban Forestry and Wildlife

    Wildlife Legislation Resources

  • Endangered Species Act of 1973
  • The Lacey Act of 1900
  • Marine Mammal Protection Act
  • Migratory Bird Treaty Act
  • Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act
  • For more information, visit the Maryland Envirothon Website

    Or, Contact: Kerry Wixted