Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge - Eastern Shore MD

If you like to see wildlife, a trip on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is a great nature experience. The drive to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge takes about 35 minutes form Oxford, Maryland. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is located near Cambridge, MD.

"Blackwater NWR is one of nine national wildlife refuges on the low-lying Delmarva Peninsula, so named for the three states of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, which share its 200-mile length. This finger of land lies on the track of the eastern flyway, and its extensive marshes make it prime habitat for nesting and migrating birds."

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"Like many people, I suppose, I was surprised to learn that the bald eagle--all but wiped out in the lower 48 in the 1950s and '60s by the insecticide DDT--has been staging a remarkable comeback in the last two decades. And the numbers have been particularly good at Blackwater--27,000 acres of protected marshlands overseen by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. In 1976, just four years after the EPA finally banned the widespread use of DDT, there were only four active eagles' nests (with mating pairs) at Blackwater; by the mid-'90s, the number was up to a dozen or so, and now there are at least 21 nesting pairs in the refuge--each producing one to three offspring per year."

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To Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge: US-50 to Cambridge, south on MD-16, left on MD-335 for approximately five miles, left at refuge sign on Key Wallace Drive. Entrance to the Visitor Center is one mile and to the Wildlife Drive is two miles, both on the right.

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