FALL 2016 BIRD WALKS

All walks are free and will be on Saturdays. They will only be canceled for extremely inclement weather. Bring binoculars and dress appropriately for the weather. Included are some sponsored by other area organizations. For more information, contact David Daniels at cotinga747@yahoo.com or (304) 276-7127
Sep. 17—West Virginia Botanic Garden, Tyrone Road. 8:00 am at Welcome Center. Leader: John Boback. Followed by live bird demonstrations by Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia and basic birding skills and winter bird identification classes by Mountaineer Audubon. Sponsored by the Garden.

Sep. 24—Cooper’s Rock State Forest, Monongalia County. 8:00 am at Raven Rock Trail parking lot. Leader: David Daniels.

Oct. 1—Tygart Lake/Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area, Taylor and Barbour Counties. 8:00 am at southern boat ramp parking lot at Tygart Lake Marina. For those coming from Morgantown, meet at 7:00 am at Mountaineer Mall near the water tower. Leader: David Daniels.

Oct. 8—Core Arboretum, Morgantown. 8:00 am at Arboretum parking lot on Monongahela Boulevard. Leader: David Daniels.

Oct. 15—Prickett’s Fort State Park, Fairmont. 8:00 am at rail trail parking lot next to fort. Leader: Joey Herron. Weather permitting, Joey will have his banding nets set up, so in-hand views of netted birds may be possible.

Oct. 22—Decker’s Creek Rail Trail, Preston County. 8:00 am at parking lot where trail crosses Route 92 south of Reedsville. Leader: David Daniels.

Nov. 19—Waterfowl trip, Cheat Lake. 8:00 am at Ruby and Ketchy’s Restaurant on Route 857 east of Cheat Lake. 7:00 am if you’d like breakfast first. Leaders: LeJay Graffious and Derek Courtney.

Dec. 17—Morgantown Christmas Bird Count. Various locations. Contact LeJay Graffious, compiler, at lejay@oldhemlock.org or 304-379-7505 to volunteer.


Mountaineer Audubon is the local chapter of the National Audubon Society encompassing Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, and Taylor Counties in North Central West Virginia and the southern portions of Greene and Fayette Counties in Pennsylvania.

Our Mission:
To promote the enjoyment, conservation and understanding of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats through birding, education, and outreach.

If you are interested in exploring and enjoying nature in and around North Central, West Virginia, consider joining us on one of our many field trips or attend one of our programs.  We look forward to seeing you!