Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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  • Seasons: Migrations, Summer
  • Site Contact: (703) 289-2511
  • Site Access: Free, Daily
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Site CGF08: Turkey Run Park


Turkey Run Park's 700-acres of forest provide habitat for over 140 species of breeding and migratory birds, as well as a large diversity of reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals. Nesting birds include pileated woodpecker, wood duck, wood thrush, cerulean warbler, and Louisiana waterthrush. The spectacular spring wildflower display attracts a multitude of butterflies. The site includes a number of walking trails and access to the 10-mile Potomac Heritage Trail.


From Potomac Overlook Regional Park, return on Marcey Road to Military Road and turn right. Travel 1.4 miles and turn right at the Chain Bridge sign, just before the T-intersection on Military Road. Continue 0.4 miles and turn left onto SR 123. Proceed 1.0 miles to the George Washginton Memorial Parkway/I-495 entrance. Continue 1.9 miles north on the parkway and turn right at the Turkey Run Park sign. Proceed 0.1 miles and follow the signs to the park.

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