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Birding and Wines

Join fellow birders at Thompson Wildlife Management Area at 7:30 AM on Sunday, May 22 to look for long-awaited spring woodland species including Cerulean Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Veery and Rose-breasted Grosbeak and enjoy the wildflowers along the trillium trail.  eBirders have recorded 100 species (including 24 warblers) along the Trillium Trail in May Trillium Trail May. After birding the Trillium Trail, enjoy great Virginia wines and your bag lunch at Fox Meadow Winery, conveniently located adjacent to Thompson.


Each participant must have an access permit or a valid state hunting or freshwater fishing license issued by Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. You must obtain this in advance. Daily permits are $4.00. The yearly licenses are $23.00. Click here or more information.

You cannot get a permit at Thompson WMA

Fox Meadow Winery is located in Linden Virginia and they have been crafting great wines for a decade. They have wines for all tastes from their marvelously dry Cabernet Franc to their fun Blue Mountain Mist. Tastings (with some food pairings) are $12.00/person. You must be 21 or older to participate in this part of the outing. After the wine tasting, enjoy your picnic lunch and the view from the deck overlooking Fox Meadow’s vineyard.

Bird Walk /Wine Tasting is limited to 15 participants. To register, contact Ellen Jacobson. Bring your permit, your lunch and $12 for the wine tasting.  Sponsored by ASNV; Ellen Jacobson leads. 

Earlier Event: May 21
Dyke Marsh, Alexandria, VA
Later Event: May 25
Occoquan Bay NWR