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On Monday, May 13, the Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk at 9:00 a.m. at Chilton Woods State Forest. Located in Lancaster, County, Chilton Woods is part of the Rappahannock River watershed with streams emptying into Lancaster Creek and the Corrotoman River. The forest consists mostly of loblolly pine with areas of mixed pine and hardwood.  Native wildflowers, the showy orchis (Galearis spectabilis) and the Pink Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium acaule Aiton) may be seen here.

This is prime time for migrating birds, especially warblers.  Among possible sightings are black-and-white, northern Parula, chestnut-sided, pine, and yellow-throated warblers, scarlet and summer tanagers, yellow-billed cuckoos, wild turkeys, northern Bobwhite quail, red-headed, downy, and pileated woodpeckers, Acadian flycatchers, brown thrashers, and eastern wood-pewees.

Meet at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot under the power line right of way off of Field Trial Road.

From Kilmarnock, take Route 3 West to Lively.  Continue on Route 3 approximately 1 ½ mile and turn right onto Route 617 (Alphonso Road).  Go 1 ¼ mile and turn left ontoRoute 600 (Lara Road).  Go 1 ½ miles and turn left onto Route 602 (Field Trial Road).  Meet at the first parking lot on the left under the power line right of way.

From Heathsville, take Route 201 South approximately 5 ½ miles.  At Miskimon, turn right onto Route 602 (Miskimon Road).  Go to the end.  Turn left onto Route 600 (Lara Road).  Make the next right onto Route 602 (Field Trial Road).  Meet at the first parking lot on the left under the power line right of way.  

From Warsaw, take Route 3 East approximately 12 miles to Robley.  Go approximately 2 miles farther and turn left onto Route 602 (Field Trial Road.)  Meet at the second parking lot on the right under the power line right of way.


There will be several pairs of loaner binoculars available.  For cancelations and additional information about NNAS activities and events, please visit our website at




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