Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center

Address
32205 Seaside Road
Cape Charles, VA 23310
Region Eastern Shore
Locality Northampton
Visitor Center: (757) 331-3425
Fax: (757) 331-3424
Email FW5RW_ESVNWR@fws.gov
Website www.fws.gov/refuge/eastern_shore_of_virginia

Located at the tip of the Delmarva Peninsula, this area is one of the most important avian migration funnels in North America. Each fall, like colorful clockwork, the refuge is the scene of a spectacular drama as millions of songbirds and monarch butterflies and thousands of raptors converge on their voyage south. Favorable weather patterns push migrating species through the area in waves. Clouds of tree swallows swirl overhead and flame orange and black-winged monarch butterflies float aloft. Protected habitats such as these provide critical stopover areas where birds and butterflies can rest and feed before resuming their arduous journey.

The refuge has a state of the art visitor center with interactive exhibits and a wildlife viewing area, foot trails, wildlife observation platforms and a photography blind.




Last Updated: 6/11/2014 2:26 PM
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