Birding in Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp
Program No. 18503RJ
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
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At a Glance

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.”
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html

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