Great Backyard Bird Count at Cacapon State Park
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual four-day event, February 15-18, for bird watchers from novice to notable ornithologists.
Pipestem, Cacapon and Blackwater Falls state parks have bird walks and watches scheduled during the Great Backyard Bird Count event. Each park naturalist will submit the collected data during these activities to the GBBC website or eBird.
Birrrrds of Winter Hike is Saturday, February 16 at 2:30 p.m. beginning from the nature center. Naturalist Renee Fincham will host the event and look for resident birds that are still around. The natural landscape of the Laurel Trail will yield a surprising number of winter species.
This trail is approximately two miles with a few hills, but is a great trail at Cacapon. The hike will be up to 1 1/2 hours. Fincham organizes Saturday activities throughout the winter months dedicated to nature, in addition to special events at Cacapon.
For additional Pipestem State Park information, call 304-466-1800, Cacapon at 304-258-1022 or Blackwater Falls at 304-259-5216.