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Peake Holidays
Peake Holidays

Is your family like the Griswold's? Are distant family members getting ready to ... more

Conference Center
Conference Center

Its versatile 22,700 square feet of meeting and banquet space can handle busines... more

Fishing
Fishing

More than 22 miles of fresh, salt and brackish waterways meander through the cit... more

Chesapeake Dining
Chesapeake Dining

Chesapeake is a foodie's paradise with an array of culinary options from local-o... more

Sports Facilities
Sports Facilities

Chesapeake, Virginia hosts sporting facilities including seven outdoor recreatio... more

Virginia Green
Virginia Green

Chesapeake is proud to be a participant in the Virginia Green Certification, a s... more

History
History

Since the arrival of colonial settlers in 1620, the history of Chesapeake has pl... more

Chesapeake Special Offers
Chesapeake Bird Watching

Chesapeake Bird Watching Tips

Whether you are a beginner or a novice, below are a few tips for bird watching in Chesapeake:

  • Try to observe and photograph birds without disturbing them.  Hide in the vegetation or stand right next to a tree while observing the birds, they may come closer.
  • Stay on existing roads and trails to avoid trampling fragile habitat.
  • The best time to watch for perching birds is the first two hours after sunrise and the last hours before sunset.  Ducks, waders and shorebirds can be observed all day.  On light rainy days birds normally are active most of the day.
  • Wear light clothes of natural colors - preferably khaki, green, etc.  Avoid clothing that may snag easily or will rustle.
  • At all times make as little noise as possible and talk with a low voice or whisper in order not to scare the birds away.
  • Walk slowly and make no speedy movements.  Remember an experienced bird watcher may walk less than a mile an hour.
  • When with a group of bird watchers, always stay together in one flock so that no one walks ahead or falls behind.
  • Do not stay near nests of birds and never take their young or their eggs.
  • Avoid chasing or flushing birds.
  • Visiting hours at various Chesapeake birding locations can vary; always call ahead.