Waterfowl: Explore Bay Birds
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Many Chesapeake Gateways offer a chance to see migratory and resident wildfowl, as well as to learn more about their ecology and about wildfowling traditions such as decoy carving. Either click on the map below or pick from the numbered list to find detailed information on how to visit and learn more about Bay waterfowl at these Gateways.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve Patuxent Research Refuge, National Wildlife Visitor Center Turner's Creek Park, Sassafras NRMA Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge Area Patuxent River Park, Jug Bay Natural Area Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary an Visitors Center Flag Ponds Nature Park J. Millard Tawes Museum and Ward Brothers Workshop Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge Elk Neck State Park Havre de Grace Decoy Museum Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center Wye Island NRMA Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Ward Museum of Waterfowl Art
  1. Elk Neck State Park - North East, MD
  2. Turner's Creek Park , Sassafras National Resource Management Area - Kennedyville, MD
  3. Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge Area - Rock Hall, MD
  4. Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area - Queenstown, MD
  5. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center - Grasonville, MD
  6. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum - St. Michaels, MD
  7. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge - Cambridge, MD
  8. Ward Museum of Waterfowl Art - Salisbury, MD
  9. J. Millard Tawes Museum and Ward Brothers Workshop - Crisfield, MD
  10. Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge - Cape Charles, VA
  11. Havre de Grace Decoy Museum - Havre de Grace, MD
  12. Patuxent Research Refuge, National Wildlife Visitor Center - Laurel, MD
  13. Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitors Center - Upper Marlboro, MD
  14. Patuxent River Park, Jug Bay Natural Area - Upper Marlboro, MD
  15. Flag Ponds Nature Park - Lusby, MD
  16. Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve - Portsmouth, VA
Susquehann River Water Trail - West Branch Susquehanna River Water Trail - Middle Section Juniata River Water Trail Swatara Creek Water Trail Raystown Branch - Juniata River Water Trail Susquehanna River Water Trail - Lower Section Monocacy River Water Trail Choptank and Tuckahoe Rivers Water Trail Occoquan Water Trail Potomac River Water Trail Rappahannock River Water Trail Virginia Eastern Shore Loop Water Trails Rivanna River Water Trail Maury River Water Trail Powhatan Creek Blueway York River Water Trail Mathews Blueways Water Trails Lower James River Water Trail Norfolk Water Trail System Eastern Branch Elizabeth River

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