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Harborton Landing


In winter this site provides a good chance to view a diversity of waterfowl. Access is difficult due to riprap between the parking area and the shore, but viewing from the upland and docks is possible. The plantings of trumpet vine and other herbaceous nectar producers attract butterflies for viewing in the warmer seasons. Also attracted to the site in the summer are birds including the orchard and Baltimore oriole. Nesting tree swallows can be spotted on pilings over the water in summer. Osprey nest on the nearby channel marker. The Landing also serves as a canoe and kayak launch.


Physical Location: end of SR 180/ Shore Dr, Harborton, VA 23389

From US 13 in Keller, take VA-180W/ Pungoteague Rd towards Pungoteague.  (The road winds around a lot, so pay close attention.) At the T, turn left on 178S and then take an immediate right to continue on 180W. Travel 2 miles, then bear right onto VA-180W/ Harborton Rd. Turn left to continue on 180/ Shore Dr. The ramp will be at the end.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Accomack County Dept. of Public Works: 757-787-1468, 757-824-0020;
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Birds Recently Seen at Harborton Landing (as reported to eBird)

  • Mourning Dove
  • Killdeer
  • Laughing Gull
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Osprey
  • Fish Crow
  • Carolina Wren
  • European Starling
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Eastern Bluebird

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Parking
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch
  • Boat Ramp