Bird Eggs at the Inn at Warner Hall

Discover Williamsburg Birding and Wildlife

With the approach of a new season, what better time to get outside and explore the bird community?

While bird watching can be done anywhere, what better place than in the heart of Virginia?

America’s Historic Triangle is known as being one of the most scenic and environmentally rich communities in the nation.

Birding and bird watching is the observing of wild birds in their natural habitats. This fast growing hobby is gaining popularity among people of all ages. In North America alone there are over 800 species of birds.

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance details the best bird watching locations in its online guide, “Williamsburg Ecotourism,” and we’re sharing it here with you. Williamsburg and these sites they recommend are often just a 30 to 45 minute drive from Warner Hall.

Chickahominy Riverfront Park: Abundant in marsh birds during low tide this habitat runs along the Chickahominy River and Gordon’s Creek. Ospreys and bald eagles may be seen along the shores while egrets and great blue herons may be found in the swamps nearby.

College Landing Park: Situated on the banks of College Creek, this park offers visitors a lookout tower and marsh walkway for easy viewing of a variety of birds.

Colonial Parkway: This scenic byway connects Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown and offers an abundance of pull-offs for both birding and to take in the sights of history along the way.

Greensprings Greenway Interpretive Trail: Did you know over 200 species of birds have been sighted here? This spot is well known for osprey, warblers, woodpeckers, swallows and much more!

Historic Jamestowne: This low-lying island offers salt marsh, piney woods, riverside and pond habitats for the birding fan to observe.

Little Creek Reservoir Park: This 996-acre reservoir is great for year round birdwatching. The one mile hiking trail is a great place to spot birds in their habitats.

New Quarter Park & Queens Creek Blueway: This 545-acre park is recognized as one of coastal Virginia’s best sites for bird watching. This park offers forests, ridges and wetlands and provides a habitat for a variety of wildlife.

Powhatan Creek Park & Blueway: Listed as one of the most biodiverse creeks on the Peninsula, this blueway offers the option of exploring in a small non-motorized boat, canoe or kayak. Visitors can see tidal marshes and a variety of wildlife can be seen along the way.

Waller Mill Park: Offering nature trails and picnicking, bird species such as thrushes, vireos, warblers, flycatchers and tanagers can be seen here.

York River State Park: Known for its rare and delicate environment, this park gives visitors the experience of a coastal estuary. Birdwatchers can expect to find a large variety of bird species at this location due to the rich marine and plant life.

Yorktown Battlefield: This historic battlefield offers an abundance of both open fields and woodlands. In addition to various bird species, you can also find whitetail deer, groundhogs and squirrels.

Williamsburg City Walks – Bassett Hall Nature Trail: This three mile trail winds through the forest and offers enjoyable views for woodlands birds, waterfowl and other wildlife.

Looking for other outdoor activities to enjoy while visiting our Virginia plantation? Read some of our previous blog posts to plan your trip!

Exploring Yorktown, Warner Hall’s Historic Neighbor

Exploring Virginia’s Middle Peninsula By Water

Williamsburg Biking Trails

Warner Hall, Gloucester and the Civil War

    • Battle of the Hook

      MEET THE REVOLUTIONARIES! APRIL 2018!

      April 13 – 15, 2018

      Attention all history lovers! Lodging guests will be treated to a taste of living history the weekend of April 13 – 15, 2018. Meet Col. Warner Lewis and his wife, Eleanor Bowles Gooch Lewis (in residence at Warner Hall from 1754 – 1783) on Friday, April 13 for a private reception with the patriots of the 7th Virginia Regiment.

      Mingle with the reenactors from 5:30 – 7pm while enjoying light colonial fare, libations and period music. Experience Revolutionary War camp life and skirmishes on the grounds of the Inn on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 2pm.

      Limited lodging rooms available. Find your room now and book your stay online here.

    • Historic Garden Week Virginia Guidebook

      GLOUCESTER – MATHEWS GARDEN TOUR 2018

      April 20 – 23, 2018 

      Get a beautiful start to Historic Garden Week in Virginia here at the Inn at Warner Hall! Book the room of your choice for the weekend and receive TWO FREE tickets (a $60 value) for the Saturday, April 21 Gloucester Mathews Garden Tour! The homes and gardens of Auburn Plantation, Dunham Massie Farm and Cottage Point are not to be missed!

      Find your room here and book now online.

    • Juan's Mexican Cafe and Cantina Food

      CINCO DE MAYO 2018

      May 4-6, 2018

      Book your two-night stay at the Inn at Warner Hall and celebrate Cinco de Mayo whenever you wish with a $25 gift certificate to Juan’s Mexican Cafe and Cantina, one of our favorite local Mexican Restaurants!

      Find your favorite available room here and book online!

      Photo by Sara Harris Photography for Juan’s Mexican Cafe and Cantina.

    • Celebrate a “Special Occasion”

      A professionally arranged bouquet of gorgeous seasonal flowers, or a dozen roses with assorted greenery and keepsake vase, paired with a bottle of Chandon Champagne, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Bailey’s White Chocolate Mousse Cups, all enjoyed in the privacy of your room will make the occasion not only “Special” but, “Simply Divine….”

      Advance Notice required (72 hours suggested)
      $99 including tax

    • Honeymoon and Anniversary Special

      What better way to celebrate your lives together than spending three nights surrounded in Warner Hall luxury and getting 50% discount for your third night! Visit the Inn at Warner Hall within two months of your actual anniversary or wedding date and enjoy a wonderful environment in which to spend time together. Add a “Special Occasions Package” and really make it a celebration! But be prepared to keep it fun and exciting! There will be a surprise “Dating Game” quiz to verify dates of engagement, marriage, most romantic moment shared, etc. etc….Match all the questions and win a bottle of Champagne!

      Inquire with Inn Keeper
      Lodging Prices and availability may vary

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    • We are certainly sad to see this vacation of ours come to an end. How lucky we were to have found this place. Warner Hall is exactly what the B&B experience should be. You have combined all of the essential elements of the perfect getaway. We will be back, many times I’m sure! Thank you! […]

    • Warner Hall not only equaled but exceeded our expectations. The warm Southern hospitality, the gracious surroundings, and the incredible cuisine combined to create a memorable birthday for Donna and for our friends. An outstanding evening of fellowship and food! You have paid attention to detail in the restoration, decoration and in the reception, hosting, “ghosting” care […]

    • Thanksgiving was wonderful. Thank you for opening your home to our family. We all enjoyed the excellent company and the delicious food. Everything was simply perfect. Warner Hall offered us the opportunity to relax and enjoy one another…no worries, no hassle, no clean up! This was a holiday we’ll never forget! -Bob & Natalie – […]

    • The Essential Getaway

      We are certainly sad to see this vacation of ours come to an end. How lucky we were to have found this place. Warner Hall is exactly what the B&B experience should be. You have combined all of the essential elements of the perfect getaway. We will be back, many times I’m sure! Thank you! […]

    • Warm, Southern Hospitality

      Warner Hall not only equaled but exceeded our expectations. The warm Southern hospitality, the gracious surroundings, and the incredible cuisine combined to create a memorable birthday for Donna and for our friends. An outstanding evening of fellowship and food! You have paid attention to detail in the restoration, decoration and in the reception, hosting, “ghosting” care […]

    • Thanksgiving at Warner Hall

      Thanksgiving was wonderful. Thank you for opening your home to our family. We all enjoyed the excellent company and the delicious food. Everything was simply perfect. Warner Hall offered us the opportunity to relax and enjoy one another…no worries, no hassle, no clean up! This was a holiday we’ll never forget! -Bob & Natalie – […]

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