Guided Birding at Blackwater Refuge

Guided Birding at Blackwater Refuge 2020-03-23T13:28:07-04:00

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Experience the changing of the seasons at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge by participating in one of their guided birding tours. 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 the 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.Participants will meet at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center at 8am 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 for 2020 is as follows:

  • February 9, Sunday – Terry Allen
  • February 23, Sunday – Harry Armistead
  • October 25, Sunday – Harry Armistead
  • November 22, Sunday – Harry Armistead
  • December 6, Sunday – Harry Armistead

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.

The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is located at 2145 Key Wallace Drive in Cambridge, Maryland.

Bald Eagle by Phil Miller