Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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Site CAP04: Battery Dantzler Park


This park is located across the slough from Dutch Gap. A trail provides access to the woodlands along James River where at least five species of woodpecker breed. Listen for the calls of pileated, red-bellied, downy, hairy, and red-headed woodpeckers and look high in the canopy for American redstarts, black-and-white warblers and red-eyed vireos.


From Dutch Gap Conservation Area, exit the area and turn left on Coxendale Rd. Turn left on Old Stage Rd. and travel 1.7 miles to Battery Dantzler Rd and turn left. The park entrance is on the left. Physical Address: 1820 Battery Dantzler Road Chester, VA 23836.

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