• 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?

Foliage of teh Sassafras tree

The botanical sassafras is a deciduous tree in the family Lauraceae, native to eastern North America and eastern Asia. In the 17th century it was worth its weight in gold as a medicinal plant and was an early Jamestown export. Sassafras has been used in the manufacture of Root Beer.