On Saturday, June 23, the Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk on the Voorhees Nature Preserve / Westmoreland Berry Farm which will include segments of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Westmoreland Berry Farm store at 1235 Berry Farm Lane, Colonial Beach, VA 22443.
From the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) website: “The preserve has trails through deciduous forest, boardwalks that cross open wetlands, and spectacular vistas from bluffs overlooking the Rappahannock River. A trail crosses a 500-foot boardwalk that spans a freshwater meadow. A small stream crosses under the boardwalk. The trail continues along the Rappahannock River, offering stunning views from a 100-foot sand bluff.”
The bird walk will be on both level and steep terrain. It will cross the boardwalk that spans Owl Hollow creek and will continue to overlooks that present exceptional views from the cliffs overlooking the Rappahannock River. Possible sightings include bald eagles, turkeys, barn and tree swallows, hooded, prothonotary and northern parula warblers, Acadian, great crested and eastern flycatchers, belted kingfishers, yellow-billed cuckoos, red-eyed vireos, wood thrush, scarlet tanagers and a few waterfowl of various species.
Several pairs of loaner binoculars will be available. For cancellations and information about the Northern Neck Audubon Society and events, check this website for updates