The Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk on Saturday, April 28, at 9:00 am at Kendale Farm in Essex County. This beautiful farm, 16 miles South of Port Royal and 16 miles North of Tappahannock, has fields, woods, salt and fresh water marshes with frontage on Occupacia Creek and the Rappahannock River directly opposite Fones Cliffs.
Among possible sightings are Canvasback, Lesser Scaup, and Ruddy Duck, Northern Bobwhite Quail, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Royal Tern, Great Crested Flycatcher, Tree Swallow, Wood Thrush, Common Yellowthroat, Pine Warbler, and Savannah Sparrow. At Woodpecker Point, there are often sightings of Pileated, Downy, Hairy, Red-bellied and Red-headed Woodpeckers.
The GPS address is 1909 Kendalls Road, Champlain, VA 22438.
From Tappahannock, go 13.2 miles North on Route 17. Turn right onto Route 637 (Layton’s Landing Road) and go 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Route 661 (Kendalls Road). Go approximately 1.7 miles. Turn left into the driveway marked by the white Kendale sign.
From Port Royal, go 13.3 miles South on Route 17. Turn left onto Route 637 (Layton’s Landing Road) and go 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Route 661 (Kendalls Road). Go approximately 1.7 miles. Turn left into the driveway marked by the white Kendale sign. Don’t be confused by the sign on 17 that says CHANCE. There used to be a post office there, but it now marks the exit for Route 637. Meet at the house at 9:00 am.
There will be several loaner binoculars available. For cancellations check back to this website.