The Farm is a perennial resting point for migratory waterfowl. At any given time during the migratory goose season, the farm holds thousands of Canada Geese. The Farm is also a wintering home to one of the largest populations of Tundra Swan in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Lastly, when the weather cooperates, Upper Brandon is a resting point for thousands of migratory ducks.
This is all a result of very strict, best waterfowl management practices and a dedicated management team with over 100 years of combined experience led by our Director, Bobby Swineford. For decades, Upper Brandon has practiced plant and flood on a multitude of waterfowl impoundments. The Farm has a 30+ acre sanctuary which is never hunted. And, hunting pressure and locations are strictly regulated to ensure optimum conditions for waterfowl: food, water, and rest.