Numerous bird species can be observed throughout the year at C&O Canal NHP. Some live in or near the park year-round. Others are seasonal visitors to the park. May and June are prime birding months at C&O Canal National Historical Park.
For the bird resource brief complete with photos click here
For a bird checklist click here
Did You Know?
Transporting goods and people by canal dates back to antiquity. The lock gates used on the C&O Canal were an adaptation of a design by Leonardo DaVinci in the late 1400's. Until the advent of the railroad, water travel was far superior to land travel.