Martin National Wildlife Refuge

Martin National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Blackwater NWR
2145 Key Wallace Dr
Cambridge, MD 21613

Phone:410-228-2692
Fax:410-228-3261
Web: northeast.fws.gov/md/mrn.htm
Established: 1954.
Location:Includes the northern half of Smith Island, which lies 11 miles west of Crisfield, Maryland, and Watts Island, which is located between the eastern shore of Virginia and Tangier Island. Both islands are situated in the lower Chesapeake Bay.
Facilities:Visitor contact station.
Special Features:The tidal marsh, coves and creeks, and vegetated ridges of the refuge form an important stopover and wintering area for thousands of migratory waterfowl and nesting habitat for various wildlife species. Martin NWR is the largest unit of the Chesapeake Islands Refuges.
Habitats: 4,548 acres of tidal marsh, coves and creeks, and vegetated ridges.
Access: Varies; contact refuge office for specific dates and times.
Wild life: Waterfowl, including black ducks, pintails, mallards, and Canada geese; also red fox, muskrat, mink, otter, voles, northern diamondback terrapin, crabs and oysters.

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