A Place to Rest—or Nest

A Place to Rest—or Nest (HM21SA)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22307 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 46.456', W 77° 3.008'

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George Washington Memorial Parkway

Nearly 300 different kinds of birds find food, shelter, or a rest stop in Dyke Marsh. Birds that migrate thousands of miles along the Atlantic Flyway rest here on their way to winter homes in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

Heavy herons and kingfishers fish these waters daily. Nearby trees offer insects for warblers, soft wood for cavity nesters like woodpeckers, and hunting perches for birds of prey. Wood ducks hide among the cattails, where blackbirds and wrens often build their nests.

Dyke Marh gives birds — and people — something of value with every visit.

Bald Eagle
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Year-round resident
Photo by Ed Eder

Pandio Haliaetus
Breeding resident
Photo by Ed Eder

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Melanerpes carolinus
Year-round resident
Photo by

Prothonotary Warbler
Protonotaria citrea
Summertime only
Photo by Ed Eder

Great Egret
Ardea alba
Year-round resident
Photo by Ed Eder

Marsh Wren
Cistothorus palustris
Breeding resident
Photo by Ed Eder

Wood duck

Year-round resident
Photo by Ed Eder

Northern Parula
Parula americana
Photo by Grehard Hofmann

Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias
Year-round resident
Photo by Ed Eder

Red-winged blackbird
Agelaius phoeniceus
Year-round resident
Photo by Ed Eder

Photo by Ed Eder
HM NumberHM21SA
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 321904 N 4293723
Decimal Degrees38.77426667, -77.05013333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 46.456', W 77° 3.008'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 46' 27.36" N, 77° 3' 0.48" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)703
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Dyke Marsh Trail, Alexandria VA 22307, US
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