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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Apr. 15—Fairfax Pond-Rehe Wildlife Management Area, Reedsville area, Preston County.  8:00 am where Decker’s Creek Trail crosses Route 92 just south of Reedsville.  Leader: David Daniels.

Apr. 22—Prickett’s Fort State Park, Fairmont.  8:00 am at rail trail parking lot next to fort.  Leader: Sue Olcott.  Sponsored by WV DNR and the park.

Apr. 25 (Tuesday)—Core Arboretum, Morgantown.  7:30 am at arboretum parking lot on Monongahela Boulevard.  Leader: Larry Schwab.  Sponsored by the arboretum.

April 28: Mountaineer Audubon- Annual Spring Banquet         Speaker: Katie Fallon

This program will be based on Katie’s new book, Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird. The book chronicles the life and times of one of our most underappreciated and overlooked birds: the noble turkey vulture. The program will discuss this bird’s life history as well as the role vultures play in healthy ecosystems. In addition to her role with Mountaineer Audubon, Fallon is one of the co-founders of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia. She is the author, previously, of Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird, and is the author of a book for children, Look, See the Bird!, which will be published this June. She has taught writing at Virginia Tech, West Virginia Wesleyan College, and WVU. She is pictured here with her friend “Boris,” a non-releasable turkey vulture.

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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