The Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk on Monday, July 9th at 9:00 a.m. at the Wilna Unit of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The Wilna Unit offers various habitats for birds and wildlife including wooded trails, grasslands, and a pond. At this time of year, we may see birds in breeding activity, perhaps carrying food and feeding the young in their nests. Among possible sightings are Eastern Blue Birds, Pileated and Red Headed Woodpeckers, Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers, Towhees, Hermit Thrushes, Oven Birds, Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, Savannah, Grasshopper and Field Sparrows, Wild Turkeys, Great Blue Herons, Little Green Herons, and Canada Geese with their goslings.
GPS Address for the refuge is 336 Wilna Road, Warsaw, Virginia.
Directions From Warsaw: Take Rt. 360 West (toward Tappahannock). Turn west onto Rt. 624 (Newland Road). Go 4.2 miles and turn left on Rt. 636 (Strangeway). Go .2 miles and turn right Sandy Lane. Go 1.1 miles and turn left into the refuge. Follow the signs to the Wilna Pond Lodge.
Directions from points west of Montross: Take Rt. 3 East. Turn right on Rt. 622 (Snyder Road). Turn left on Rt. 638 (Oak Row Road). Turn left on Rt. 624 (Newland Road). Turn right on Sandy Lane. Turn right at the main entrance to the refuge. Follow the signs to the Wilna Pond Lodge.
There will be loaner binoculars available. For cancellations and additional information about the Northern Neck Audubon Society and activities, check this website.