Dorchester County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore draws birders, nature enthusiasts and wildlife photographers to its marshy, wooded, and water habitats that host more than 300 bird species. We are home to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, which includes more than 30,000 acres of protected land and water, and serves as a stop along the Atlantic Flyway (a kind of superhighway for migrating birds). The refuge includes a four-mile Wildlife Drive, walking trails, observation platform, and birding blind.
But good birding is not limited to Blackwater Refuge. We have put together five suggested birding trails throughout Dorchester in our Birding Guide. See below for specifics on each of the trails or download the entire Dorchester Birding Guide as a PDF or order a free hardcopy brochure. See a map that shows all five trails.