Winter Bird Walks at Eastern Neck NWR

Update: slots still available for the the March 2nd walk. Friends of Eastern Neck will once again offer its popular series of four guided Winter Bird Walks at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge on the first Saturday of each month, starting on December 2, 2023 and continuing on January 6, February 3 and March 2, 2024. Winter mornings provide prime viewing for migratory and resident waterfowl at the refuge, and Eastern Neck is well-known for the numbers and diversity of birds drawn there.

Each trip will be led by a top-notch Eastern Shore birder who will guide participants through areas not normally open to the public. Walks begin at 8 a.m. and last for approximately two and one-half hours. Expect to cover about 2.5 miles. Refreshments will be served by FOEN volunteers at the Lodge following the program.

Registration at is limited to 25 participants per walk on a first-come basis. Children over 12 are welcome. No pets, please! There is no charge for the walks, but voluntary donations are gladly accepted to help defray our modest costs. For more information, address emails to FOEN sponsors the Winter Bird Walks series in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Kent County Office of Tourism.

Click here to download a copy of the eBird Field Checklist for Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge.