Birding Resources

 
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Bird Identification Guides

  • "National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region" by National Audubon Society (ed)

  • "National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America" by Jonathan Alderfer and Jon L. Dunn


  • "Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern & Central North America" by Roger Tor Peterson

  • "The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America" by David Allen Sibley

Blue Ridge Wildlife Center eagle release

Bird and Wildlife Rehabilitation

If you find injured birds or other wildlife, please contact:


  • Wildlife Veterinary Care (540) 664-9494

  • Blue Ridge Wildlife Center (540) 837-9000

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Online Resources

allaboutbirds.org

-Cornell's Online Guide to Birds and Birdwatching

ebird.org

-Cornell's online database of bird records

audubon.org

-National Audubon Society

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Local Birding Destinations

Recommended Birding Sites – easy and free access, mixed habitats with good cover and food sources, and close to water.

  • Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve – Winchester

  • Blandy Farm and the State Arboretum of VA – Clarke County

  • Cool Spring River Campus of Shenandoah University – Clarke County

  • Eastham Park on the Shenandoah River – Warren County

  • Elizabeth Furnace area on Passage Creek – Warren County

  • Jim Barnett Park, Shawnee Springs Area – Winchester

  • Jim Barnett Park, Wilkin’s Lake Area - Winchester

  • Lake Frederick – Clarke, Frederick, and Warren Counties

  • Museum of Shenandoah Valley – Winchester (free access areas)

  • Third Battle of Winchester and Redbud Run – Frederick Co.