Come experience the changing of the seasons at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge by participating in one of our guided birding tours in the winter and spring of 2020. You don’t 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. You will not want to miss the opportunity to observe and identify our 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 8:00 a.m. for each bird walk, which usually lasts 2 to 3 hours. The birding party usually carpools, stopping at various points around the refuge’s Wildlife Drive. The schedule will be as follows:
February 9, Sunday Terry Allen
February 23, Sunday Harry Armistead
March 14, Saturday Terry Allen (meet at Environmental Education building)
March 29, Sunday Harry Armistead
April 11, Saturday Terry Allen
April 26, Sunday Harry Armistead
May 9, Saturday 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, please 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 our website at www.fws.gov/refuge/blackwater or follow us on Facebook @BlackwaterNWR.
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. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.
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