The Richmond area has a tremendous diversity of habitats from river bank woodlands and city parks to open fields and woodland swamps. Perched on the edge of the James River, these various ecosystems attract an equally wide range of bird species diversity.
For more information on locations, bird lists, directions, and more visit the DWR Bird and Wildlife Trail website.
For a list of common birds in the Richmond, Virginia area and when and how many are here year round, go to the eBird site.
Check out our Field trips. They are great for beginners to experts and lots of fun. All are welcome!
Some of our favorite birding spots are:
• Amelia Wildlife Management Area
• Ashland Trolley Line
• Berkeley Plantation
• Byrd Park
• Bryan Park
• Curles Neck Farm
• Doswell Park
• Dutch Gap Conservation area
• James River National Wildlife Refuge
• James River Park, Main Area (42nd Street)
• James River Park, Pony Pasture Section
• James River Park, Wetlands Section
• North Anna Battlefield Park
• Pocahontas State Park
• Point of Rocks Park
• Powhatan State Park
• Presquile National Wildlife Refuge
• Robious Landing Park
• Patrick Henry’s home, Scotchtown
This film, based in Richmond, Virginia, discusses threats birds face in cities, ecological and social benefits birds provide, and ways that individuals can help birds in their local environment and around the world.