On Saturday, February 23 at 9:00 a.m., the Northern Neck Audubon Society (NNAS) will conduct a bird walk at George Washington Birthplace National Monument Park on Pope’s Creek between Montross and Oak Grove in Westmoreland County.
The National Park Service allows visitors to view wildlife at the birthplace of our first president. In addition to wildlife, the park offers stunning vistas of the Potomac River from beautiful bluffs and the beach. There are woods, ponds, Pope’s Creek, open fields and beaches. Possible sightings include bald eagles, Canada geese (in great numbers), white-fronted geese, great blue herons, terns, gulls, loons, wild turkeys, tundra swans, buffleheads and hooded mergansers.
The GPS address is 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443.
From Kilmarnock and Warsaw, take Route 3 west through Montross. About ¼ mile past Potomac Mills, turn right on Pope’s Creek Road (Route 204). Proceed approximately 2 miles to the park entrance. Meet in the visitors parking lot at 9:00.
Warm clothing is recommended. There will be loaner binoculars available. For cancellations and additional information about the NNAS and activities, check this website.