Birding Virginia’s Eastern Shore and Chincoteague Island
Enjoy special access to Wallops Island and other protected birding destinations, where you’ll learn from experts as you look for the region’s more than 400 species of birds.
Program No. 2019RJ
6 days
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Getting There
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At a Glance

During the migratory season, millions of birds along the Atlantic Flyway “funnel” through a small area along Virginia’s Eastern Shore, where more than 400 species have been recorded. Explore the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge’s restricted back country on Chincoteague and Assateague islands with Chincoteague Bay Field Station.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking at a slow “birding” pace up to two miles on mostly flat terrain, occasional small hills, sand dunes, loose sand. Climbing vintage school bus stairs.
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 ...

  • Gain access to restricted Wallops Island to bird in an unspoiled environment maintained by NASA.
  • Learn identification methods using field markings, vocalizations and behavior patterns.
  • Embark on a study cruise aboard the Marine Science Consortium’s research vessel and enjoy a narrated walk through the dunes and beaches of Delmarva.

General 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 in the field.
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