Come experience the changing of the seasons at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) by participating in one of our Guided Birding tours in the fall of 2023. You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy identifying and learning about the many species of birds that inhabit the refuge.
Fall birding tours at Blackwater NWR highlight the returning migratory waterfowl. Don’t miss the opportunity to observe and identify our diverse array of feathered friends, from woodpeckers and wading birds to numerous species of waterfowl and raptors, including the bald eagle. Guided Birding tours take place on the following Sunday mornings: October 29, November 26, and December 17, led by Refuge Volunteer Terry Allen, and on December 10, led by Refuge Volunteer Ron Ketter. Participants will meet at the Blackwater NWR Visitor Center at 8:00 a.m. Tours may last 3 to 4 hours. The birding party typically tours via personal vehicle, stopping at various hotspots around the refuge’s Wildlife Drive.
Binoculars and field guides are highly recommended for an enjoyable experience. Be sure to dress for the weather. There is no fee or advanced registration for these activities. For further information, please call the Blackwater NWR Visitor Center at 410-228-2677 or visit our website at www.fws.gov/refuge/Blackwater.
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 @BlackwaterNWR.