At a glance

Size: 45.38 Acres
Habitat: Wooded swampland with mix of deciduous and coniferous trees, a marsh and a stream.
Trails: Partial.
Notable birds seen: Broad-winged Hawk.
Parking: Yes. 1-2 cars on Guthrie Lane.
Facilities on site: NA

Additional Notes

Hunting is not permitted on this property but caution should be used when visiting during deer season.

The Chandler & Eleanor Robbins Sanctuary at Red Run (Garrett County)

In 1967, Chandler and Eleanor Robbins purchased this 45-acre property with the goal of preserving part of the ecologically-valuable Wolf Swamp wetlands. When Chandler passed away in 2017, he left the property to his children. Seeing it as a way to continue the preservation of the land, the Robbins children donated the property to the MOS for use as a bird sanctuary.

Red Run, an extension of Wolf Swamp to the south, passes through a portion of the property and continues north to the Maryland/Pennsylvania state line. An open marsh borders the run on either side, eventually giving way to woodlands. Eastern Hemlock and White Pines are the dominant tree species and ferns cover much of the ground. This property sits near the MOS Carey Run Sanctuary, Finzel Swamp and Savage River State Forest. It is bordered on all sides by private property.

To access the site, enter from Guthrie Lane. Parking for 1-2 cars is available near the road. Parking options on Meyersdale Road are very limited. Please be respectful of all neighbors and gain permission prior to parking anywhere but the designated parking space.

From Frostburg, go west on US-40 Alt 9.3 miles
Exit onto Guthrie Lane 200 feet
Turn right to stay on Guthrie Lane 0.25 miles
Parking spot and Sanctuary on right

Maintaining these precious resources requires much passion, time and effort from our wonderful volunteers. Ensuring that the sanctuaries are user-friendly and bird-friendly requires funding. If you wish to donate toward the ongoing care of your sanctuaries, please donate online or download this donation form and send it to our Treasurer.

Sanctuary Fund Donation Form

The Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS) is pleased to announce that the children of Chandler and Eleanor Robbins have presented MOS with a generous gift of property in Garrett County, to be known as the Chandler and Eleanor Robbins Sanctuary at Red Run. In addition, MOS is purchasing additional land to increase the size of the Irish Grove MOS Sanctuary. Part of the purchase price will come from a bequest from the late Chandler Robbins. To fund the remainder of the purchase price for the Irish Grove land, MOS is seeking donations for its Sanctuary Fund. Donated funds will also provide for ongoing maintenance and operations of the new Robbins Sanctuary at Red Run, as well as the other nine MOS sanctuaries across the state. MOS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

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Donation Total: $50.00