Spring Birding at Babcock

Meet at the Glade Creek Gristmill at Babcock State Park for morning birdwatching and a walk. The superintendent of Carnifex Ferry Battlefield, Sean Pettrey, leads a stroll into the diverse habitats of Babcock State Park. The former assistant superintendent at this iconic state park, Pettrey helps participants to identify regional winged beauties and perhaps lingering spring wildflowers. Bring binoculars, your favorite field guide, or smart device preloaded with nature apps to add more to the morning experience.

Wear sturdy walking shoes. This event is part of the New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend and one of many activities at multiple state parks and the National Park Service. Activity duration is about two hours. Open to the public and fee free.

Wildflower Weekend is part of a broad network of activities at multiple state parks and the National Park Service. Learn about other activities at www.nps.gov/neri.

Looking to stay overnight? Babcock has cabin rentals and lodge rooms are available at Hawks Nest just a short drive away.

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Event Details

  • Start Date: April 28, 2019

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