Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
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- Site Access: Daily. Hunting license, freshwater fishing license, boat registration, or access permit required.
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Site MFS02: Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area
Elevation: 1154 ft. The pullout along the road to Goose Point provides access to a nature trail traversing forest and open fields. Once stepping into the forest, white-tailed deer start appearing almost everywhere. It appears that at every turn white-tailed deer and their fawns are grazing around the corner. This tranquil setting is perfect for a variety of eastern woodland birds such as mourning dove, ruby-throated hummingbird, downy, red-bellied and pileated woodpeckers, eastern wood-pewee, blue jay, Carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatch, blue-gray gnatcatcher, eastern bluebird, cedar waxwing, red-eyed vireo, ovenbird, indigo bunting, eastern towhee and chipping sparrow. American goldfinch can be seen feeding on the massive bull thistles at the edge of the forest.
From the Philpott Lake Dam, return south on Rt. 904 to SR 57. Turn right, heading west on SR 57 for 4.7 miles to Rt. 822/Goosepoint Rd. Turn right and follow Rt. 822 for 3.4 miles to the Mize Point parking area on right.