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Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge

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Birds, Birds & More Birds

We arrived super early at Eastern Neck NWR on a gorgeous July morning. The light on the birds was... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Philadelphia, US
Chesapeake waterfowl in abundance

In decades past, the Chesapeake was noted for the huge flocks of waterfowl (geese, swans and ducks... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2016
Michael B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We arrived super early at Eastern Neck NWR on a gorgeous July morning. The light on the birds was incredible, and a few even posed for photos. The Refuge officially opens at 7:30 A.M., however there are a few birding places that are open before...More

Thank journeyready
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

In decades past, the Chesapeake was noted for the huge flocks of waterfowl (geese, swans and ducks) that came every winter to escape the ice and snow of Canada. Thanks to improving water quality and terrific management programs, the huge flocks are starting to return....More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 12 November 2016

During hunting season the refuge may close for the day so check first. The boardwalk was closed when we were there in mid October. Very disappointed. There are paved and gravel roads. We walked 1/2 mile thru the Wildlife Trail woods. There were butterflies all...More

Reviewed 25 October 2016

We visited in October 2016 and found that the boardwalk overlook trail out to the bay was closed. We were disappointed but the other trails more than made up for it. Gorgeous views of the Chester River and local wildlife. Do not use the bathroom...More

Thank katbruce1989
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Some of the areas are closed due to lack of funding and volunteers. Trash here and there as well. Nice office building with many displays. Seems less than inviting than when we were there 2 years ago. Plenty of wildlife around including eagles, red foxes...More

1  Thank Tim C
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We had a short trip here. What a tranquil place it is. Beautiful landscapes, wild birds including nesting Ospreys. Lovely area with butterflies

1  Thank Iain P
Reviewed 28 November 2015

I came to this area to do some hiking, not see birds as a lot of others seem to do. Coming in the middle of September seemed like it would be a waste of time anyway, since I did not see a lot of animals....More

2  Thank Baltzer
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Eastern Neck Refuge is a fantastic place. As would be expected, birding, especially waterfowl and raptors, is great. Although October is a bit early for the large migratory flocks, there was still much to be seen, including bald eagles, northern harriers and numerous ducks, geese,...More

1  Thank ChrisH018
Reviewed 2 October 2015

If you want to see a lot of animals, make sure you time your visit with the migratory pattern of the animal that you would like to see. I went at the end of September which just happened to be a time where there wasn't...More

3  Thank Romans5
Reviewed 30 July 2015

It's a long roundabout route to get there if you go from Baltimore, but definitely worth the trip for a nature lover. I chose a cold day to go and that was a problem, but the landscape is diverse with marshes and forests and water...More

Thank Waypoint-zero
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