Volunteers Needed for 2018 Eagle Survey on Blackwater NWR

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Join Refuge staff and volunteers for this annual survey of eagles on the refuge!  This is part of a nationwide survey effort that has been monitoring eagle populations for over 30 years.  Last year a total of 138 eagles were counted during the morning survey on the refuge.  This year’s count will be held on Wednesday January 10, 2018.  The rain date will be January 11, 2018.  On the day of the survey participants will meet at the Blackwater NWR Visitor Center on Key Wallace Drive at 8 am.  Binoculars are available for loan during the survey.  For more information or to register to participate in the survey, please contact Kathy Slaughter by email at kathypaul548@comcast.net or by phone at (410) 463-0890.

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, protects over 29,000 acres of rich tidal marsh, mixed hardwood and pine forest, managed freshwater wetlands and cropland for a diversity of wildlife.  To learn more, visit our website at www.fws.gov/refuge/blackwater or @BlackwaterNWR.

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