Eastern Towhee perched on tree branch.

The Eastern Towhee is commonly seen and heard around the New River Gorge.

Located on the Appalachian Plateau, New River Gorge National River offers a wide variety of habitats in its 53 miles of river and steep V-shaped gorge. Riparian areas, mixed hardwood forests, old fields, and high cliffs provide for an array of birds nesting or living year-round within the borders of the National River.

Park staff offers birdwalks throughout the spring and summer; check the Ranger Programs page for a program schedule.

Download the New River Gorge National River Bird List


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