2020 Blackwater NWR Eagle Survey

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The 40th annual Mid-Winter Eagle Survey took place in January, 2020, at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. A total of 176 eagles were counted during the 30-minute count period at 14 survey points on and around the Refuge. The total included: … Continued

2020 Maryland Midwinter Waterfowl Survey

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In early January 2020, aerial survey teams of pilots and biologists from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) made visual estimates of the ducks, geese, and swans along most of the state’s Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River, and Atlantic coast … Continued

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Waterfowl Cam

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The Friends of Blackwater have launched a new Waterfowl Cam located at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (BNWR). The camera is a pan-tilt-zoom streaming video cam with a microphone and is installed on a dike within man-made freshwater ponds at the … Continued

Chesapeake Conservancy Bird Cams

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Spring in the Chesapeake means the return of iconic bird species and with that return, millions of viewers will tune in to watch the Chesapeake Conservancy’s wildlife webcams. Chesapeake Conservancy is pleased to begin a new season with explore.org and … Continued

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Expansion

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A recent expansion of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge includes 410 acres of forest and wetland habitat that is important for birds and other wildlife. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) acquired the properties from The Nature Conservancy. The expansion … Continued