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2145 Key Wallace Drive
Cambridge, MD 21613
410.228.2677
410.221.7738 (fax)

hours

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the weekend (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas).

about us

Located 12 miles south of Cambridge, the refuge has more than 28,000 acres of woodland, rich tidal marsh, freshwater ponds and managed cropland—great for birdwatching, cycling, hiking, and paddling.

Blackwater NWR is one of the chief wintering areas for migrating ducks and Canada geese using the Atlantic Flyway. Throughout the year there is a diverse population of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians to enjoy watching and photographing, including bald eagles and the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel.

The refuge features a full service Visitor Center with a bookstore, restrooms, butterfly garden, and observatory, and a 4-mile Wildlife Drive with walking trails and a photo blind.

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Osprey Cam!

Get a close-up view of osprey life by watching the Osprey Cam! Blackwater Refuge has a camera perched on an osprey nesting platform. Ospreys are migrating birds, so look for action mostly March through November. During winter migration (October-March) check out the refuge's Waterfowl Cam at http://friendsofblackwater.org/waterfowl-cam.html
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