Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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  • Seasons: All
  • Site Contact: 703-792-4754
  • Site Access: Free, Daily


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Site CPW03: J. Metz Neabsco Creek Wetlands Preserve


Forested, scrub, and emergent wetland communities create a natural mosaic with edge transitions that maximize wildlife habitat. A chip-surfaced trail goes through and around a relatively dry section of marsh. Viewing the larger marsh is more difficult, but worthwhile, particularly in winter, when waterfowl occur here in large numbers. A duck blind provides photographic opportunities. Arrays of songbirds occur here in summer and during migrations, and winter brings a full complement of grassland birds to the dry, grassy part of the wetland. A bird list is posted at the entrance to the wetland.


From the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, return to US 1 and turn left onto US 1 South. Follow this road approximately 4.0 miles to Neabsco Road/Rt. 610; turn left (east), drive about 1.0 mile, and enter the signed parking lot on the left.

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