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 (Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis).
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 contact the Virginia chapter of The Nature Conservancy at (434) 295-6106.
The Nature Conservancy
Zach Bradford, Chesapeake Bay Region Steward
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Division of Natural Heritage
Department of Conservation and Recreation Natural Heritage Program
600 E. Main St., 24th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219