Here are the driving directions for birding in the town of Colonial Beach. These directions will provide many years of Winter and Spring birding enjoyment to one of my favorite birding locations. Sincerely, Tyler Turpin Directions for Colonial Beach, Virginia From Route 3 Take Route 205 (James Monroe Highway) and travel Northeast. At Colonial Avenue and Route 205 take a right turn onto Colonial Avenue. Go to end of Colonial Avenue and park along the street. (Public Parking is available by the curb . Cormorants and Scooters can be seen here) Turn Around and head back up Colonial Avenue. Take a left turn onto Washington Avenue. If you want to visit the Coffee Shop on Washington Ave, Parking is available along that street , or you can turn onto Irving Avenue diagonally in front of the shop About 200 feet after entering Irving Avenue, it starts to run along the Potomac . As you go East on Irving Avenue stop in the parking lots. The Ruddy Ducks, Scaup, Canvasback , Goldeneye , maybe some Mergansers will be visible from the side walk. The parking meters are deactivated in the Winter and Spring. At end of Irving , take a brief right onto Castlewood Drive which leads into the parking lot of the Public Boat Landing. Scan the entire inlet/bay called Monroe Bay. Red Breasted and Hooded Mergansers are often present despite a marina and a bunch of private boat docks on the bay . From the parking lot of the Public Boat Landing , Travel south along Monroe Bay Avenue alongside Monroe Bay . Monroe Bay Avenue ends at Boundary Street . There is an unofficial space to park a car just beyond where the streets intersect. Bird from your car there . Then turn around on Boundary Street and take a left on Washington Avenue . Then left on Colonial Avenue and depart town . You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, //www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general.