Spring Bird Migration Banding & Survey Weekend

It’s an annual gathering at Tygart Lake State Park for spring bird migration. Join Joey Herron, Certified Bird Bander and Jacob Jackson, Park Naturalist, Saturday and Sunday mornings to take part in observation and banding of various breeding and migrating birds of West Virginia. Learn to identify birds by both sight and sound! Learning use of binoculars is part of the morning conversation and activity.

This event is one of West Virginia’s most popular birding weekends that attracts visitors from across the United States to see bird species in the Tygart Lake area. There is no charge to attend the banding station and program which is located in the lodge area with easy access. Open to any age and the public. Pick up a WV Bird List and start checking off birds seen at Tygart Lake and throughout WV. You do not have to make a reservation to attend the program.

You don’t have to stay at Tygart Lake State Park to attend the banding activities. However, if overnight accommodations are needed, check the website top banner for deals or discounts that may be current and then use the “Book Now” button for overnight reservations.

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Event Details

  • Start Date: May 4 - 5, 2019
  • End Date: May 5, 2019

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