Do some bird watching at a West Virginia State Park in May

Kirtland's Warbler
Do some bird watching at a West Virginia State Park in May
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

Virginia  -( May is one of the best times to bird watch in West Virginia, and two state parks have birding events scheduled for today May 9, 2015.

Little Beaver State Park new Beckley in Raleigh County will host Three Rivers Avian Center for the Migration Celebration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is a free event that includes a hike, nature programs, a birds of prey presentation and information about the birds most likely to be seen this time of year. Call 304-466-4683 or for details.

Watters Smith State Park near Clarksburg in Harrison County has scheduled a “Spring Bird Walk” beginning at 8 a.m. at the park activity building. Participants will learn basic birding skills and search the park landscape for migratory birds. Binoculars and sturdy hiking boots are recommended. No fees or registration is required for this event. Call 304-745-3081 or visit for details.

Blackwater Falls State Park near Davis in Tucker County will host a “Saw-whet, Other Owls and Warbler Weekend” May 29-30. This special weekend includes orientation, Friday evening program and “Owl Prowl;” Saturdayfeatures a full day field trip, evening program and Owl Prowl; and Sunday will have an early morning field trip. The field guide will be Jody Herron, who conducts birding events in various West Virginia state parks throughout the year. Call Three Rivers Avian Center at 304-259-5216 or visit for details.

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