• Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Kennesaw Mountain

    National Battlefield Park Georgia

Fall Bird Walks

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Date: August 20, 2007

Four free guided bird walks are scheduled this fall. The walks take place Wednesday, September 19, Saturday, September 22, Wednesday, September 26, and Saturday, September 29, 2007. Each walk begins at the battlefield’s visitor center parking lot at 7:30 a.m., rain or shine. The walk is approximately 2.5 miles in distance and takes about 3 hours.

Kennesaw Mountain is noted by natural scientists as one of the South’s most visited flyways. Many rare and beautiful birds have been observed in the park’s natural habitat. These birds are referred to as "Neotropical Migrants." They, along with nearly 25% of all U.S. bird species, breed in North America, migrating and wintering in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean Basin.

Bird walks are usually guided by either Mr. Giff Beaton or Mr. Chuck Saleeby. Mr. Beaton is the author of Birding Georgia, A Guide to Finding Birds in Georgia. He also periodically writes articles for various birding publications and over the past twelve years has made over 800 birding trips through the trails of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield. Mr. Beaton also developed a free bird checklist specifically for the park that is available upon request in the visitor center. For more information, please call 770-427-4686 x0 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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Did You Know?

The park is rich in earthworks from the Civil War. To help preserve them we ask that people not climb or play on them.

Nearly twenty buildings, including dwellings, churches and mills existed within the present battlefield boundary in 1864. Only the Kolb house, which has been rehabilitated to represent its historic exterior appearance, survives.