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SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA

Birding in Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp

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Program #18503RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Discover the wonders of birding in the Great Dismal Swamp, a national wildlife refuge covering more than 111,000 acres of forested wetlands in eastern Virginia and North Carolina. Search for the more than 200 bird and 50 butterfly species found in the varied habitats of the refuge. Discover firsthand the complexities of migration during the spring songbird season as you count migratory species, take sunset walks and venture out on nocturnal “owl prowls.”


Highlights

• Observe a diversity of species including warblers, woodpeckers, waterfowl, wading birds and birds of prey.
• Visit nearby preserves encompassing other habitats with different bird populations.
• Trace the footsteps of 13,000 years of human presence: Native Americans, George Washington, escaped slaves and 20th-century loggers.

Program Notes

So you can get the most out of your experience, all of our birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1.

Please note that bird species and viewing may vary depending on weather patterns. Road Scholar birding programs are conducted in accordance with the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles, generally flat terrain on gravel, boardwalk, forest paths.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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3.6
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