Resources for Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Visiting the Blackwater NWR Region

Wildlife and Resource Management Issues

Wildlife at Blackwater NWR

  • Bald Eagle: Information from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about bald eagles.
  • Osprey: Information form the Chesapeake Bay Program about ospreys.
  • Delmarva Fox Squirrel: Information from the Chesapeake Bay Program about the Delmarva fox squirrel.
  • Maryland Birding Hotspots: Information about birding in Maryland. Resources include maps, rare bird alerts, and hotspots.
  • The Maryland Ornithological Society: Nonprofit, statewide organization of people who are interested in birds and nature. Offers bird lists, a calendar of activities, and birding resources for the state.

National Wildlife Refuge System

  • National Wildlife Refuge System: Home website of America's National Wildlife Refuge System.
  • Meet the National Wildlife Refuge System (PDF, 643 KB): Guide to the history and management of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
  • Refuge Friends Organizations: Information about Friends organizations, which partner with national wildlife refuges to conduct public events, teach the community about conservation, restore habitat, maintain trails, coordinate volunteers, operate nature stores, and raise funds.
  • National Wildlife Refuge Association: Nonprofit that conserves America‚Äôs wildlife heritage for future generations through strategic programs that protect and enhance the National Wildlife Refuge System and the landscapes beyond its boundaries.

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  • Conservation Fund: Organization that focuses on conservation and communities—creating as many pathways as possible for people and organizations to protect their natural resources and save the places that matter most.
  • Nanticoke Watershed Alliance: Nonprofit that provides environmental stewardship to the Nanticoke River and its watershed.
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Conservation grant-maker that conserves healthy populations of fish, wildlife and plants, on land and in the sea, through creative and respectful partnerships, sustainable solutions, and better education.
  • Pickering Creek Audubon Center: A 400-acre working farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland situated next to the tidal Pickering Creek in Talbot County, Maryland, that has been providing excellent environmental and science education programs to students from eight Maryland counties and the District of Columbia for more than 25 years. Over 16,000 school children visit each year and are given the opportunity to make a physical and emotional connection to the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Salisbury Zoo: Free zoological park that encourages an appreciation of wildlife and inspires conservation of our natural world. Located in nearby Salisbury, Maryland.
  • Wild Birds Unlimited: First and largest franchise system of retail stores catering to the backyard bird feeding hobbyist. WBU also maintains a conservation fund, Pathways To Nature, wherein all Wild Birds Unlimited stores donate a portion of proceeds to the fund to support education, conservation and wildlife viewing projects at wildlife refuges, parks, sanctuaries and nature conservancies throughout North America.