Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
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Site CTW02: Carrollton Nike Park
Half of this 150-acre park has been developed for multi-use recreation. The park borders Jones Creek, so visitors can expect to see a variety of estuarine birds as well as fiddler crabs, killifish, and other invertebrates upon which these birds feed. In the trees along the open edges, visitors can watch for typical coastal woodland species including brown-headed nuthatch, and eastern kingbird. Walking trails meander through forest, marsh, and aquatic habitats, and are extended over water by an observation deck and a crabbing pier.
From Ragged Island Wildlife Management Area, travel 1.2 miles south on US 17 and turn right on Rt. 669. Drive 0.6 miles and turn south (left) on Rt. 665. Follow this road for 0.6 miles and turn west (right) on Nike Park Road, which is still Rt. 669. Proceed 1 mile more to Carrollton Nike Park; the entrance is on the left.