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Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

Eastern Shore Loop

Description

Wildlife watching on the Eastern Shore is, in a very real sense, to experience some of the best wildlife habitat on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Located a few short hours from several metropolitan centers, this tip of the Delmarva Peninsula is a part of the world that is bucolic, friendly, and rife with natural habitat. The seaside of the peninsula is an intricate mosaic of barrier islands that, as wildlife habitat, is better represented here than virtually anywhere else in the world. All of these islands have been protected from development, and nature has thrived accordingly. The bayshore is indented with countless estuaries and tidal mudflats that, during migrations, can be seething with shorebirds. Pockets of deciduous woodlands provide critical stopover points for migrating songbirds, and the peninsula catches tremendous numbers of raptors that follow the coast on their fall migration flight. The Eastern Shore Loop includes world-class wildlife watching at Chincoteague at its northern end, and world-class venues like the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge, Kiptopeke State Park, and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel at its southern end. In between, are a plethora of sites to see a great variety of wildlife.

Loop Map

Services

Cape Charles-Northampton Chamber of Commerce
757.331.2304
info@ccncchamber.com

Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce
757.336.6161
chincochamber@verizon.net

Eastern Shore Canoe & Kayak, LLC
757-302-1344
esck@verizon.net

Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce
757.787.2460
rrulon@esva.net

Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission
757.787.8268
tourism@esvatourism.org

Kellogg House Bed & Breakfast
757 331-2767
info@kellogghouse.com

Wilson-Lee House Bed & Breakfast
757-331-1954
stay@WilsonLeeHouse.com

The Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail Program recommends checking the following Web sites for lodging, restaurants and other service providers:

Virginia Accomodations Virginia Green