Virginia Important Bird Areas (IBA) Program Tours (Richmond, Virginia)

The Virginia Important Bird Areas (IBA) Program, REI, Richmond Audubon Society, and the City of Richmond’s James River Park System are teaming up for our 2012 Great Blue Heron Rookery walks on March 31st and April 7th each from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the James River Park Pipeline Walk. We will also have hourly walks on Saturday, April 21st, in celebration of Earth Day and Fish Fest from 10 am to 3 PM.

Come join us as we enjoy this natural wonder in the midst of the City of Richmond! The Great Blue Herons will, throughout the spring, be courting, nest-building and breeding in preparation for egg-laying and raising their chicks. Every walk will bring its own set of sights and sounds for the whole family to enjoy, so please bring your scopes and binoculars and benefit from a morning outdoors!

The charge for each week’s event will be $5.00 per person for the benefit of Audubon and the James River Park System, to be paid upon meeting at 10:00 AM in the grassy area just west of 14th Street.

Please carpool and park at the small lot closest to the Rookery, in Shockhoe Bottom, or in the lot on the east side of 14th Street just south of the floodwall. If you park in this latter location, please park head-in and with a note on your dash stating you are at the Heron Rookery walk.

For more information on the walks, please visit: http://web4.audubon.org/bird/iba/virginia/Documents/Save%20the%20Dates%20GBHE%20Rookery%20Walks%202012.pdf