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Blackbird Reserve Wildlife Area

39°21'48.50"N  75°38'21.39"W

Eagle's Nest Landing Road, near Gum Bush Road
Townsend, DE 19734

Phone: (302) 739-9912
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Blackbird Reserve Wildlife Area consists of three large land tracts totaling almost 700 acres of wilderness near Townsend. It is a refuge for many plants and animals, including nine "species of concern," like spotted and tiger salamanders, for example.

Before your arrival, we recommend you consult the current schedule of hunting seasons. Or, if you're ever in doubt, simply wear hunters' orange or other bright colors. Also, please be advised that wildlife areas typically keep signage to a minimum, so a compass or GPS unit may be a wise thing to pack.

Photo by Delaware Forest Service

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