Birding

Grab your binoculars because true bird lovers will delight in catching a glimpse of the Swainson’s Warbler or the Wayne’s Warbler (a race of the Black-throated Green Warbler), two of the most secretive and least observed of all North American birds. Lucky visitors might even catch a “peep” of the White-throated Sparrow, the graceful Great Egret and even the regal Bald Eagle. Other birds of interest in the Dismal Swamp include the Wood Duck, Barred Owl, Pileated Woodpecker and Prothonotary Warbler.

Tips for Bird Identification

Use these four traits to visually identify birds in the Dismal Swamp.• Size & Shape
(Learn basic bird silhouettes)
• Color & Pattern
(What stands out?)
• Behavior
(How it feeds, moves, etc.)
• Habitat
(Where did you observe it?)

Click HERE for a printable Bird List

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