Members of the family Paridae, chickadees and titmice are small perching birds with strong feet. They also have short thin bills used for gleaning insects and seeds. Both nest in cavities and will sometimes use bird boxes.
The Northern Bobwhite is the only native resident quail in Maryland. They are a stocky, short bird that prefers to run on the ground. During the winter they form coveys that can include as many as 20 individuals. The males make a distinctive bob-WHITE call during the summer.