Va Beach & Cape Henry Audubon 2019 Field Trips
To sign up for field trips please check with the field trip leader
listed or as a last resort call 757-460-5333
Sunday , March 22 (Cape Henry Trip)
Piney Grove Preserve Bus Tri
Meet at 6:45 AM at REI 350 Independence Blvd, Va Beach
Restoring pine savannas and protecting
Virginia's rarest bird, the red-cockaded woodpecker. There
is a $20.00 per person cost for this trip and you must sign up
Go to this webpage for details and signup.
Saturday, March 28
Meet at 8:00 AM
Spend the morning walking the trail
with trip leader Peggy Waterfield.
Formerly US Route 17, this
multi-purpose linear trail accommodates horse owners,
bicyclists, walkers, joggers, and boat owners. It runs
8.3 miles adjacent to the Dismal Swamp Canal and threads
through some of the most uniquely historical and
ecologically significant habitats in the United States.
The Ballahack Road/Great Dismal Swamp Boat ramp provides
easy access to launch your small boat, canoe, or kayak.
An outdoor recreation playground for serious and casual
outdoor recreation enthusiasts, the trail is home to the
annual Dismal Swamp Stomp Running Festival and Paddle
for the Border. Open sunrise to sunset.
For the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail Map, please
Saturday, April 18
Merchant Mill Pond
Meet at 8:00 AM
|Trip leader Jim Marcum will lead us through this Southern swamp and
hardwood forest mingle at Merchants Millpond State Park,
adorning the landscape with massive bald cypress trees, beech
groves, Spanish moss and exotic wildlife. Full details can
be found at the Parks website.
Click here for details.
Take exit 291B (17 South/Elizabeth City) off of I-64 from
VB toward Suffolk
2. Follow 17 S into NC till Route 158
(about 30 miles)
3. Turn right on Route US 158 West to
Mill Pond Road (about 30 miles)
4. Meet at the canoe
launch not the visitor center
5. Merchant Mill Pond State
Park, 176 Millpond Rd, Gatesville NC 27938
Saturday & Sunday, May 16th & 17th
Bombay Hook NWR
Full details will be available soon
The trip leader will
be Steve Coari
|The refuge is open 1/2 before sunrise
until 1/2 hour after sunset. The Visitor Center and office are
open Monday -Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and open on
spring and fall weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The refuge
offers visitors a 12-mile wildlife drive, five walking trails (2
handicapped accessible), three observation towers, wildlife
photography, hunting opportunities, a variety of nature and
educational programs, and interpretative displays. Cash or check
is required to purchase permits and passes.
Bombay Hook NWR
is an important stop on the Delaware Bay for thousands of
migrating shorebirds every spring, as they make their critical
trip north to their breeding grounds. At low tide they can be
seen feeding by the thousands on the salt marsh mudflats along
the wildlife drive. The refuge’s freshwater impoundments also
provide mudflat habitats as they are drawn down each spring.
During late summer and early fall, southbound migrating
shorebirds also visit the refuge as they fly towards their
wintering grounds. Common species include semipalmated
sandpipers, dunlin, dowitchers, yellowlegs, semipalmated
plovers, American avocets, and many more.
Bombay Hood NWR
Visitor Center, 2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, DE 19977
Click here for their website