The Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail Celebrates Its Five Year Anniversary with Statewide
The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries began development of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail program in 2001. With the dedication of the Piedmont Phase in September of 2004, they completed America’s first statewide wildlife viewing trail. Since then they have sent trail guides to all 50 states and 126 foreign countries. They have added over a dozen new sites to the Trail have been featured in national publications, many national newspapers and every major travel publication and newspaper in Virginia. There are 670 sites on the trail now, including every Virginia State Park, and hundreds of species of wildlife across Virginia to see. Over 640,000 people visit the Trail annually.
Four events are scheduled statewide to celebrate the fifth birthday of this trail.
September 25, 2009 8:00am – 1:00pm Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company, Nelson County
October 23, 2009 8:00am – 1:00pm Virginia Creeper Trail Park, Abingdon
November 6, 2009 8:00am – 1:00pm The Link, Sperryville
January 30, 2010 (Time TBD) Winter Wildlife Festival, Virginia Beach
Each event will start with a morning bird walk at 8:00am at a nearby Birding and Wildlife Trail site, then return to the host site around 10:00 am for a quick update about the Trail Program, an update from the local tourism and host staffs and then share some hors d’oeuvres and birthday cake. For more information on the celebrations or the trail, contact Jeff Trollinger at 804-367-8747 or [email protected]