Magothy Bay Natural Area Preserve

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Magothy Bay Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Magothy Bay Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Magothy Bay Natural Area Preserve
Location Northampton County, Virginia
Coordinates 37°09′16″N 75°57′00″W / 37.1544°N 75.95°W / 37.1544; -75.95Coordinates: 37°09′16″N 75°57′00″W / 37.1544°N 75.95°W / 37.1544; -75.95
Area 286 acres (1.16 km2)
Governing body Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Magothy Bay Natural Area Preserve is a 286-acre (1.16 km2) Natural Area Preserve located in Northampton County, Virginia. The preserve encompasses woodlands, wetlands, and salt marshes, providing foraging areas for various species of waterfowl, shorebirds, and wading birds. Diamondback terrapins and clapper rails are frequent visitors, as are many varieties of songbird.[1]

The preserve is owned and maintained by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, and is open to the public. Improvements at the preserve include a parking area and two hiking trails.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Magothy Bay Natural Area Preserve". Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 

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