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West Virginia Bird Discovery Weekend

June 3, 2022 - June 5, 2022


Join birding enthusiasts at beautiful Blackwater Falls State Park in Davis, West Virginia, for a weekend to remember. The West Virginia mountains offer a diverse variety of habitats for many exceptional species of birds. Programs about raptors, wood warblers, and birding skills will teach participants how to become more accomplished birders. Expert-led field trips on Saturday and Sunday to a variety of scenic, bird-filled mountain habitats will provide outstanding bird sightings and sounds. This birding event is designed to delight both advanced and beginning birders.

Blackwater Falls State Park is one of West Virginia’s best birdwatching regions located near Canaan Valley Resort State Park, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, and Otter Creek Wilderness Area. Located in the Allegheny Mountains of Tucker County, Blackwater Falls State Park is named for the amber waters of Blackwater Falls, a 57-foot cascade tinted by the tannic acid of fallen hemlock and red spruce needles. The falls, along with a few of the park’s other features—Elakala Falls, Lindy Point, and Pendleton Point Overlook—are some of the state’s most photographed spots. The park has 20 miles of hiking trails. Accommodations available at Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge for an additional cost.

Advance reservations required by calling 304-259-5216. For times and specific programs, email naturalist and birder: Paulita.L.Cousin@wv.gov.


Blackwater Falls State Park
1584 Blackwater Lodge Road
Davis, WV 26260 United States
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