Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
- Seasons: All
- Site Contact: (757) 898-2433, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Site Access: Fee, Daily
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Site CLP05: Yorktown Battlefield, a unit of Colonial National Historical Park
From the visitor center, two driving loops access approximately 35 wayside exhibits commemorating the defeat of Lord Cornwallis in the last significant battle in the fight for American independence. These driving loops pass through a combination of open mowed fields, former battlefields and both upland and riparian woodlands. By driving these loops, birders may expect to encounter woodland birds and species that favor the open grasslands. Additionally, during the warmer months, a variety of butterflies and dragonflies are present. Whitetail deer, groundhogs, and squirrels are also plentiful and conspicuous.
From New Quarter Park, return to the Colonial Parkway and travel east towards Yorktown. The Parkway ends at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center.