• Colonial National Historical Park

    Colonial

    National Historical Park Virginia

Birds

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Dan Earnhardt, Volunteer, NPS

The seasons bring with them an ever changing avian landscape of sights and sounds. The park is host to a wide variety of birds -- park records list 222 species. You might see a bald eagle, great blue heron, egrets, osprey, or Canada geese. A variety of waterfowl, hawks, robins, cardinals, wrens, warblers, rails, woodpeckers, owls and vultures can be observed in the park. During early mornings and late afternoon take the time to listen for a wide assortment of bird calls. Don't be surprised to see a bald eagle fly by or an heron dive into the surrounding waters and grab a fish. Stop,look,listen and enjoy.

Did You Know?

Yorktown National Cemetery

During the Civil War, 632 Union dead were buried in the heart of the 1781 battlefield. In 1866 this cemetery became a national cemetery. Within a 50 mile radius, the remains of over 1500 Union soldiers were disinterred from their war burials and honorably placed in the Yorktown National Cemetery.