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Enjoy Sights and Sounds at Blackwater NWR
April 11 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Come experience the changing of the seasons at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (BNWR) by participating in a guided birding tour. There is no need to be an expert to enjoy identifying and learning about the many species of birds that inhabit the refuge.
Winter and spring guided birding tours at Blackwater highlight migratory species and the returning spring nesters. Don’t miss the opportunity to observe and identify a diverse array of feathered friends, from warblers and wading birds to numerous species of waterfowl and raptors, including the bald eagle. Birding tours are led by veteran birders Harry Armistead and Terry Allen. With the exception of March 14, participants will meet at the Blackwater NWR Visitor Center at 8 a.m. for each bird walk, which usually lasts two to three hours. The birding party usually carpools, stopping at various points around the refuge’s Wildlife Drive. The schedule is as follows:
February 23 Harry Armistead
March 14, Terry Allen (meet at Environmental Education building)
March 29, Harry Armistead
April 11, Terry Allen
April 26, Harry Armistead
May 9, Terry Allen
Binoculars and field guides are highly recommended for an enjoyable experience. There is no fee or advanced registration for these activities. For further information, call the Blackwater Visitor Center at 410-228-2677.
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, protects over 32,000 acres of rich tidal marsh, mixed hardwood and pine forest, managed freshwater wetlands and cropland for a diversity of wildlife. To learn more, visit www.fws.gov/refuge/blackwater or @BlackwaterNWR on Facebook.
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. USFWS is both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information, visit www.fws.gov.