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This 292 acre multi-use park is touted as one of the best migration spots in the state. It has produced sightings of approximately 30 warbler species, including many rare or uncommon birds and high state counts of both Connecticut and mourning warblers. Tall weedy growth along the power line cut is excellent for butterflies. In the winter, these same weedy margins attract a variety of sparrows. Walk along the forest edge, watching for trails that access Accotink Creek. Resident species include typical woodland birds.
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Physical Address: 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, Virginia 22003
From Previous Site on the Great Falls Loop of VBWT:
Exit Riverbend Park and go west on Jeffrey Road to Rt. 603/River Bend Road North. Turn right onto River Bend Road, travel 0.5 miles, and turn left on Beach Mill Road. Go 1.4 miles and turn south on Walker Road to Georgetown Pike/SR 193 to I-495 South. Exit at 5A, Braddock Road/Rt. 620 West, a few miles south of SR 236. Turn right on Braddock Road for 0.3 miles to Wakefield Park. Turn right into the park and continue 0.5 miles to the parking lot in front of the tennis courts, just before the pavement ends. Park here and follow the trail along the power line cut near the tennis courts.
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- Site Contact: Fairfax County Park Authority: 703-321-7081
- Season: Migrations, Summer
- Access: Free, Daily
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