Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
- Seasons: All
- Site Contact: (804) 323-1700 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Site Access: Daily, 8am- dusk, Free.
Site CRI13: Robious Landing Park
This hardwood forest lies along the south bank of the James River adjacent to a quiet suburban neighborhood. The woodland is composed of trees such as sycamore, pine, sweetgum, tulip tree, and oaks. Although the surrounding forest is densely vegetated, much of the park is covered with scattered trees that allow easier viewing of the park's diverse birdlife. Visitors can expect nesting woodland songbirds to include flycatchers, woodpeckers, and vireos. The park's more open habitats allow for good viewing of open grassland birds like the eastern bluebird and American robin. The park provides picnic shelters, short hiking trails, and a ramp for launching canoes and kayaks on the James River.
Return to Forest Hill Avenue. Turn right and continue 0.6 miles to SR 150 North/Chippenham Parkway. Travel north on the Parkway 1.1 miles and take the right exit for SR 147/Huguenot Road. At the traffic light, turn left on SR 147 West. Continue 3.8 miles and turn right onto Robious Road/Rt. 711. Proceed 2.8 miles, turn right on James River Road, and follow it for 0.5 miles to Robious Landing Park. To return to I-95 or I-64, return to SR 150/Chippenham Parkway. Follow it north to I-64 or south to I-95.