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Mountaineer Audubon Spring Bird Walks

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Core Arboretum Parking Lot

Monongahela Boulevard

Morgantown, WV 26505

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WVU Core Arboretum is proud to share our urban old-growth forest and the return of migratory birds with the public! (Photo by Steve Shaluta)

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We are happy to be able to share the Arboretum's migratory birds with people again this spring, but things are a little bit different this year. We are offering our traditional Mountaineer Audubon Spring Bird Walks to the public, but registration will be required (free of course), group sizes will be limited, and mask wearing will be mandatory.

These walks are guided tours that meet at the Arboretum parking lot, and they typically last about 2 or 3 hours, although participants can leave whenever they want, and it is common for people to only come for the first hour, etc. Volunteer guides will lead participants to the best birding areas in the Arboretum, and they will identify birds by sight and sound along the way. Last year, over 70 species of birds were seen and/or heard by participants on these walks. These walks are an anticipated spring tradition for many people, and we look forward to the return of the migratory birds each year.

Bird walks will be on the last two Tuesdays in April (20, 27) and the first three Tuesdays in May (4, 11, 18) at 7:30 AM each day.

Bring your binoculars if you have them, and there are usually a pair or two of extra binoculars for people to borrow if you do not have them. Participants should dress for the weather and for hiking. The tour will include some steep trails. Free parking is available at the Arboretum parking lot and the nearby WVU Coliseum parking lot.

Visitors are always welcome to come any time and enjoy the birds by themselves, too. There will be Arboretum bird checklists available in the kiosk. Groups interested in a private tour should contact Zach Fowler, Arboretum Director, at zfowler@mail.wvu.edu.

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Monongahela Boulevard

Morgantown, WV 26505

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