Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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Site CES17: Queen Sound Public Landing


Queen Sound Landing is a paved pull-off offering extensive views of Chincoteague Bay and its associated salt marsh islands. The islands are typical eastern coastal salt marshes consisting of Spartina grasses. These are excellent for migrant shorebirds, wading birds and saltmarsh-type sparrows. Wintering waterfowl utilize the extensive bay ecosystem for feeding before returning to the breeding grounds. Mudflats visible at low tide can produce a large variety of shorebirds and waders.


From Saxis Wildlife Management Area, return to the intersection of Rt. 695/Saxis Road and Rt. 788. Turn right on Rt. 695/Saxis Road and follow it 8.5 miles east to US 13. Go left (north) on US 13 for 3.6 miles to SR 175/Chincoteague Road. Turn right and go east 7.9 miles to the landing on the right, which is a short dead end drive.

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