Located within the Magic Triangle, Webb Royce Swamp has historically been a great birding location with a variety of breeding ducks and great blue herons. The swamp is much drier than it was in the past due to the loss of dam-building beavers, but it can still be a productive area spring through fall.
The surrounding forests and forest edges provide habitats for a variety of birds such as breeding Baltimore oriole and eastern kingbird, and the marshy area itself can be good for Virginia rail, red-winged blackbird, and if there is water, puddle ducks.
This 305 acre state preserve in a large, flat-bottomed valley offers a 700-foot access trail on a graveled path to a raised observation pad. A planned observation platform will be added to the pad to improve the view.