The 2024 Mid-winter Eagle Survey at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge was completed recently, with promising results.
Volunteers and staff counted 174 eagles during the 30-minute count period, including 114 adult bald eagles, 48 immature bald eagles, and 12 unknowns. No golden eagles were detected this year.
More information about the 2024 Mid-winter Eagle Survey is available on the Blackwater NWR website.
Located near Cambridge on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is home to one of the largest breeding populations of bald eagles in the United States.
Each year, Blackwater NWR holds an Eagle Festival in March.
source: Friends of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge