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NATURAL HERITAGE
New Point Comfort Natural Area Preserve
© DCR-DNH, Gary P. Fleming

New Point Comfort Natural Area Preserve

SITE DESCRIPTION:
An isolated point of land jutting into the Chesapeake Bay, New Point Comfort is a strategically located habitat along the Atlantic Flyway for migrating birds. Each fall, the maritime forests behind windswept dunes provide refuge and food for neotropical migrants heading south to Latin America and the Caribbean for the winter. The 105-acre preserve provides quality habitat as well for nesting and breeding birds, including the rare Least Tern. New Point Comfort also provides protection for the federally threatened northeastern beach tiger beetle.

VISITATION:
New Point Comfort Natural Area Preserve is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy. Facilities include a nature trail through the forested wetlands to the edge of the marsh plus a short boardwalk and marsh overlook.

For visitation information, please contact the Virginia chapter of TNC at (434) 295-6106.

Mathews
The Nature Conservancy
105 acres
Yes
Chesapeake Bay Regional Steward. (This position is currently vacant; please contact Regional Supervisor Rebecca Wilson at 804-720-4295 or Stewardship Manager Rick Myers at 804-371-6204 for additional Chesapeake Bay Region preserve information.)
Department of Conservation and Recreation,
Division of Natural Heritage
Richmond, VA