Mid-Winter Eagle Survey
Join Blackwater NWR staff and volunteers for this annual survey of eagles on the Refuge! The count will take place from 10:00-10:30 a.m. from designated stationary observation sites throughout the Refuge. This year’s eagle count is scheduled for Wednesday, January 8, 2020, with a rain date of Thursday, January 9. On the day of the survey, participants will meet at 8 a.m. at the Blackwater NWR Visitor Center on Key Wallace Drive. Please note that we are only doing the morning non-roost count. The afternoon roost count is no longer being conducted.
If you or anyone you know is interested in participating, please contact refuge volunteer Kathy Slaughter by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (410) 463-0890 to sign up:
1) your name and phone number (only used to contact you of a cancellation)
2) if you want to be in a group with a particular person
3) your level of experience (and if you need binoculars).
If the weather looks questionable early on January 8, please call or text Matt Whitbeck’s cell phone at 443-477-1494 to verify any potential postponements before you begin your commute. If you have them, please bring binoculars, field guides, spotting scope, and warm clothes. If you don’t have binoculars please let us know ahead of time and we can loan a pair out.