A view over the shoulder of a person as they look up a wildflower

Because of its position on the Atlantic flyway, our refuge is an ideal place for birds to rest, feed, nest, or winter. This makes the refuge a great place for bird watching, as well as other species of wildlife and plants.

Some of the popular sites to observe wildlife are at Swan Cove Pool along Beach Road. Herons and egrets can be seen in the borrow ditches around the refuge. The Woodland Trail is an excellent place to observe songbirds, Delmarva Fox Squirrels, Ponies and Snow Goose Pool, in the Wildlife Loop, is a popular spot for many bird species.

Visitors may also borrow a pair of binoculars, free of charge, from the refuge visitor center, to help with their birding experience.

Related Documents
Chincoteague birds 2015 - PRINTABLE.pdf

Bird checklist for Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Trail Map

Trail map and visit information for Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.