On Monday, October 14, the Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk at the Hutchinson Tract of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge. This 700+ acre tract, fronting on Mount Landing Creek and Route 17, has restored grasslands, tidal marshes, and deep mature hardwood forests.
Among possible sightings are pine and yellow-rumped warblers, brown creepers, dark-eyed juncos, Eastern phoebes, catbirds, swamp and white-throated sparrows, belted kingfishers, and bald eagles.
The bird walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. The Hutchinson tract, 19180 Tidewater Trail, is located approximately one and one-half miles north of Tappahannock on Route 17. Heading north on Route 17 from Tappahannock, you will pass a large brick church on the left. Go to the next cross over and head back south on Route 17. Turn right into the first driveway by the refuge sign. (If you cross Mount Landing Creek going north, you have gone too far.)
For cancelations and information about the Northern Neck Audubon Society, programs and activities, visit www.northernneckaudubon.org. NNAS bird walks and programs are always open to the public.