Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
- Seasons: Spring, Fall, Winter
- Site Contact: (757) 678-5521 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Site Access: Fee, Daily - $5 Donation suggested
Site CES06: Seaview Farm
Seaview is an organic farm bordered by woodland and marsh habitat. It is protected from development by a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy. Wading birds are common in the marsh during summer and migrations bring a variety of sandpipers that can be viewed from the boat dock, and from the marsh trail. Wintering waterfowl occur here, as well as the neotropical migrants that visit the woodland during spring and fall. A four-acre pond holds ducks, geese, other birds and reptiles. Resident woodpeckers, quail, woodcock, turkey, and deer inhabit the area year-round. A butterfly garden provides habitat for a variety of common eastern butterfly species near the house. The phantom crane fly, one of the most attractive insects in North America due to its banded black and white coloring, inhabits the wet forest understory of the Woods Trail. The Circle Road, Woods Trail, Point Trail, and prospective Pond Trail all provide or will provide access to the Farm's wildlife viewing areas.
From the Cape Charles Sustainable Technology Park Natural Area & Bay Creek Golf Course, exit Bay Creek Golf Course and turn right onto Old Cape Charles Rd./Rt. 642. Travel 1.2 miles and turn left onto Rt. 641/Parson Road. Drive 0.1 miles and turn right on SR 184E/Stone Road. Turn left at the traffic light onto US 13N. Proceed 5.9 miles and turn right onto Rt. 631. Take Rt. 631 to the stop sign and turn right on Seaside Road. The farm will be at 0.9 miles on the left. A small “Seaview” sign made from an old oar marks the site. Approximately 100 yards past the sign, turn left onto an unpaved road and park off the road.