Fall Bird Walks
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.
Did You Know?
The Napoleon 12-pound smoothbore cannon was probably the most effective cannon used in the Civil War. Named after Emperor Napolean III of France, it was used extensively by both the Union and Confederate forces. Soldiers liked its reliability and its sturdiness.