This blog is a journal of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Osprey Cam season. Volunteers from the Friends of Blackwater run the Eagle Cam and Osprey Cam operation, as well as the Friends of Blackwater website.
Blackwater NWR was established in 1933 as a waterfowl sanctuary for birds migrating along the critical migration highway called the Atlantic Flyway. The Refuge is located on Maryland’s scenic Eastern Shore, just 12 miles south of Cambridge, and consists of over 27,000 acres of freshwater impoundments, brackish tidal wetlands, open fields, and mixed evergreen and deciduous forests. Blackwater is one of over 560 units in the National Wildlife Refuge System, which is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.