Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
- Seasons: Migrations
- Site Contact: (703) 759-9018
- Site Access: Free, Daily
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Site CGF11: Potomac River Corridor-Riverbend Park
This park consists of a mature deciduous forest bordering the Potomac River. This stretch of the river is an interesting counterpoint to the drama of Great Falls. Rock islands interspersed in the river provide beautiful contrast to the placid flow of the river. An extensive trail system and an interpretive center her provide excellent facilities to enhance wildlife viewing. This site provides excelllent opportunties for viewing eastern deciduous bird species in the fall and spring, and waterfowl along the river in winter. Bald eagle and osprey are two of the typical birds found here. Extensive butterfly gardens around the nature center provide good viewing opportunities as well.
From Great Falls National Park, return on Old Dominion Road to Georgetown Pike/SR 193. Go north (right) on SR 193 for 0.3 miles and turn right on River Bend Road. Travel 2.2 miles and turn right on Jeffrey Road. The entrance is 0.8 miles from the utrn, on the right, and the nature center is another 0.6 miles from the entrance.