Fayetteville,West Virginia sits right on the edge of the New River Gorge. With its forests, cliffs, and open pastured habitats, this area is prime time for birding. It has been identified by the Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology as a vital migratory stopover for many bird species. Experts and other bird enthusiasts come from around the country to observe our warblers, eagles, hummingbirds, and falcons, to name just a few. The beautiful scenery of our West Virginia hills is a special bonus.
Birding opportunities are always present in the New River Gorge, especially when piggy-backed with other outdoor activities such as whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and rock climbing, but you can always make a totally relaxing weekend of just watching the birds in our beautiful New River backyard. Birders will be especially interested in the opportunity to hone their bird watching skills at the New River Birding and Nature Festival in the springtime.
You can find additional details about birding in West Virginia on these web sites:
http://www.fatbirder.com/links_geo/america_united_states/west_virginia.html (Birding …West Virginia)
http://www.nps.gov/neri/naturescience/birdlist.htm (New River Gorge National River)
http://www.birding-wv.com/ (New River Birding and Nature Festival)