Local Birding
Including the Monongahela and Cheat River valleys, city parks, rural farms and grasslands, and a higher-elevation state forest, there is lots of wonderful habitat in Monongalia and nearby Marion and Preston Counties that hosts numerous bird species.
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Sep. 16—Prickett’s Fort State Park, Fairmont. 8:00 am at the rail trail parking lot next to the fort. Leader: Joey Herron. Weather permitting, Joey will have his banding nets set up, so in-hand views of netted birds may be possible.

Sep. 23—Little Indian Creek Wildlife Management Area, Monongalia County. 8:00 am at Mountaineer Mall near the water tower. Leader: David Daniels.

Sep. 30 and Oct 1—Tygart Lake Birding and Banding Weekend. Join Joey Herron at 8:30 am each morning at the lodge where he will hold a demonstration on bird banding. Banding ends at about 11:30 am, and for those interested, he will spend some time birding at nearby Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area between 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm. For questions, contact Joey at

Oct. 7--Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area, Taylor and Barbour Counties. 8:00 am at the 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.


October 10, 7pm Program: An Encounter with Birds in Ecuador Speaker: Larry Schwab This program will discuss the birds that Mountaineer Audubon member Larry Schwab encountered on his recent trip to Ecuador. Larry is a local birder and serves as Chair of the Conservation Committee for Mountaineer Audubon.

Programs will take place at the Spruce Street United Methodist Church, 348 Spruce Street in downtown Morgantown, which is next door to the Farmer’s Market Pavilion. Enter at the rear of the church.

Get Involved

We are looking for board members who are interested in growing the sport of birding in the Morgantown area. You do not need to be an expert at bird identification. There are many ways to support the Mountaineer Chapter of National Audubon. If you are interested, drop an email to