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  • Canada Geese

    Wintering Waterfowl

    View current refuge waterfowl surveys.

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Eagle Festival

2015 Eagle Festival

Eagle Festival Live Eagle Program

Blackwater's annual Eagle Festival is scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2015. Bring the family and join us as we celebrate birds of prey with live bird programs, exhibits, tours, kids' activities, and more! Additional details coming soon!

About the Complex

Chesapeake Marshlands NWR Complex

There are four refuges and 5 divisions in the complex.

Blackwater is managed as part of the Chesapeake Marshlands NWR Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Around the Refuge

  • News and Events

    All the latest announcements from Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

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  • 2014 - 2015 Hunting Information

    Turkey - USFWS.

    The new 2014/15 deer and waterfowl hunting information is now available for Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Visit our hunting page to download the hunting maps and applications.

    Hunting at Blackwater
  • Raptor Cams

    Bald eagle - Woody Dawson.

    Check out the raptor cams at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Visitors can view the osprey nest and bald eagle nest either online or from the refuge visitor center. Learn more on the raptor cams page.

    Raptor Cams Page
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman Promo

    Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is celebrating the life and history of Harriet Tubman, whose heroic actions helped many slaves escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

    Learn more about Harriet Tubman.
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Sunset at the refuge - Ray Paterra/USFWS.
Last Updated: Feb 09, 2015
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