Mountain State Birding Festival at Blackwater Falls

This event is postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. Email [email protected] if interested in learning about the new date or other information.

Blackwater Falls State Park is one of West Virginia’s best bird watching regions near Canaan Valley Resort State Park, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Dolly Sods Wilderness Area and Otter Creek Wilderness Area. The experience at the birding weekend is an awesome opportunity.

Blackwater Falls is hosting a new nature event for bird enthusiasts led by birding expert Bill Beatty and his wife Janice Runyan of Wellsburg, West Virginia. This event is designed to give advanced birders and beginning birders a chance to see and listen to birds in a variety of scenic mountain habitats. There will be field trips on Saturday and Sunday. The maximum participation is thirty individuals to create an optional birding and bird watching event. There is a $40 per person fee. A boxed lunch option is available for Saturday field excursion for $10. Preregistration for the activities is required.

Accommodations are available at Blackwater Falls State Park for an additional cost. Booking a room or cabin does not register participation in the birding activities. Email Naturalist and Birder, [email protected] with any questions regarding activities, what to wear or to bring for the weekend or to have a registration form emailed or mailed to you.

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Event Details

  • Start Date: May 29 - 31, 2020
  • End Date: May 31, 2020

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