Whether you say 'iggle' or 'eagle' you'll enjoy these magnificent birds.

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is hosting its 16th Annual Eagle Festival on Saturday, March 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All programs and activities will be at and around the Blackwater Visitor Center.

The Eagle Festival celebrates birds of prey with educational programs that allow the visitor an up-close view of this unique class of birds, and many activities for children, from archery to wildlife crafts.

Blackwater’s experienced volunteers and staff will be leading guided tours. A map of eagle “hot spots” will be available for folks who wish to explore the area on their own.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the day.