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.
Up Next

April 8—Tygart Lake/Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area.  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: Joe Hildreth.

Apr. 8—Woodcock Walk, West Virginia Botanical Garden, Tyrone Road.  7:30 pm.  LeJay Graffious will lead a search for American Woodcocks displaying over the old reservoir from sunset to dusk.  Come join us to witness this amazing spectacle.  Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.  All ages.  Sponsored by the West Virginia Botanical Garden.  Please pre-register online at  For questions related to the WVBG, please call (304) 322-2093.


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