Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

Suffolk Loop


Cumulatively, these inland sites offer a diversity of aquatic habitats, linking the lowlands of southeastern Virginia to the tributaries of Chesapeake Bay. Habitats range from vast freshwater swamps to large reservoirs surrounded by forest, to creekside riparian woodlands, to brackish marshes. Within this milieu of communities, naturalists will encounter a wide variety of organisms ranging from carpenter frogs to black bears. The Suffolk Loop includes the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, a paradise to birders around the world and home to rare flora and fauna that may be found nowhere else in the state.

Loop Map


City of Suffolk, Division of Tourism

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce

Hampton Roads Chamber-Portsmouth

Portsmouth Convention & Visitors Bureau

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

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