Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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  • Seasons: Migrations, Winter
  • Site Contact: (703) 289-2511
  • Site Access: Free, Daily
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Site CGF04: Theodore Roosevelt Island


Upon reaching the island, stop at the bulletin board and pick up a trail map. This site offerst over 2.5 miles of trails through woodland, marsh, swamp and forested riparian edges. During migration, thrushes and warblers are plentiful, and a variety of water birds can be seen throughout the year. Given the density of the surrounding urban development, the forested area acts as a crucial focal point for bird life, particularly during migration. The site provides excellent winter viewing habitat. This site is proximate to major urban facilities such as Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and is a convenient site for viewers seeking a nearby destination.


From Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary, return to the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) South and take the first exit for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Follow the signs for GWMP and get one GWMP North. Travel 4.0 miles and exit right to the entrance of Theodore Roosvelt Island. Go to the south end of the parking lot and cross the pedestrian bridge to Theodore Roosevelt Island.

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