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MD and DC Birding and Nature Festivals

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Annual Eagle Festival
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014 Time: 9am - 4pm
Blackwater Refuge is home to one of the largest breeding populations of bald eagles in the United States. Bring the family and spend a fun day at the Refuge learning about bald eagles and spotting them in the wild. Free, no entry fee. Call 410-901-6124 or visit online at
Blackwater NWR Visitor Center
2145 Key Wallace Drive
Cambridge, Maryland, 21613
Phone: (410) 484-2413

Earth Day at the National Zoo
Date: April 22, 2014
Free admission, parking fee. Easy access via Metrobus or Metrorail.
Visit online at
Smithsonian National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Delmarva Birding Weekend
Date: Friday April 25 - Sunday April 27, 2014
Many expert-led field trips and boat and canoe trips in the Delmarva area (fees apply)
Ward World Championship Waterfowl Carving Competition
The Delmarva Birding Weekend is organized by Worcester County Tourism -the Beach & Beyond- along with a host of other sponsors and partners.
For questions, call 410-632-3110 or 800-852-0335 or email
For details about events, Visit online at
Delmarva Birding Weekend
104 West Market Street
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863.

CBEC Birding Weekend (Grasonville, MD)
Date: May 2, 3 and 4, 2014
The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center has teamed with Queen Ann's County Office of Tourism to offer a fabulous Birding Weekend - May 2, 3 and 4, 2014. This is a full weekend of birding for the avid birder and the beginner. It includes boat tours, walks, lectures, kayak tours and more! Free admission to CBEC. Field trip fees apply. For details on the scheduled events, visit online at
For more information or to sign up for any of the activities, call Debbie at 410- 604-2100.
Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
600 Discovery Lane
Grasonville, MD 21638

Black Hill Regional Park Bluebirds Forever Festival
Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 1pm - 4pm
Come celebrate the beautiful Eastern Bluebird with us at Black Hill Visitor Center! Park Naturalists, Friends and Volunteers of Black Hill Visitor Center, along with members of the Maryland Bluebird Society, have put together an afternoon of fascinating special programs, exhibits, demonstrations and children's activities all designed to enlighten you as they extol the virtues and champion the conservation of this special bird. Enjoy one of our scheduled programs to help you learn about bluebird conservation. For the event calendar and details on the day's events please visit No registration is needed for this FREE event! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Call 301-528-3483
Black Hill Regional Park, Visitor Center
20926 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds, MD 20841

Waterfowl Festival (Easton, MD)
Date: November 14 - 16, 2014
The nonprofit organization's benefits to conservation have grown from initial proceeds of $7500 donated to Ducks Unlimited to a total of more than $5 million in conservation grants to hundreds of projects by more than fifty organizations. The Festival's conservation arm, Waterfowl Chesapeake (, enhances the ability of the organization to fulfill its mission in support of waterfowl and the environment. Donations requested. For more details about festival events, visit online at
40 S Harrison St
Easton, MD21601

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