• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Birds

Nature and Science

Screech owl

A panoply of feathered fauna inhabits Mammoth Cave National Park, including grebes, herons, geese, ducks, vultures, hawks, bald eagles, quail, wild turkey, sandpipers, doves, hummingbirds, kingfishers, whip-poor-wills, owls, flycatchers, crows, blue jays, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, wrens, thrushes, catbirds, starlings, vireos, wood warblers, tanagers, cardinals, sparrows, blackbirds, and finches.

Did You Know?

Did You Know? Native Americans mined minerals in Mammoth Cave for 2,000 years.

Native Americans of the Early Woodland period gathered minerals from Mammoth Cave between 2,000 and 4,000 years ago ... no one knows why. Objects they left behind – slippers, cane torches, gourds, and mussel shells – remain perfectly preserved in the cave.