On Monday, February 11, the Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk at the Hutchinson Tract of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge just west of Tappahannock. This 700+ acre tract, fronting on Mount Landing Creek and Route 17, has restored grasslands, tidal marshes, and deep mature 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, buffleheads, hooded and red-breasted mergansers, and bald eagles.
The bird walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. The Hutchinson Tract (19180 Tidewater Trail, Tappahannock) is located approximately one and one-half miles North of Tappahannock on Route 17. Heading North West on Rt. 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.)
There will be several pairs of loaner binoculars available. For cancelations, additional information about the Northern Neck Audubon Society, upcoming walks and programs, visitwww.northernneckaudubon.org. NNAS bird walks and programs are always open to the public.