Join a guided birding tour with a veteran birder at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The tours are usually led by either Harry Armistead or Terry Allen. The tours meet at 8am at the Blackwater Visitor Center, 2145 Key Wallace Drive, Cambridge, MD, 21613. Tours may last 3-4 hours. Bring your binoculars and field guides, and dress appropriately for the weather. The birding party will caravan via car to birding hotspots around the Wildlife Drive. Covid protocols must be observed: Masks are required inside federal buildings, and outside on federal land when social distancing cannot be maintained. Free; no registration needed.
The Blackwater Visitor Center is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm; closed Mondays and federal holidays. Wildlife Drive and trails are open daily, dawn to dusk. There are some port-a-pots available.