• sun setting over the gorge

    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

Birdlist

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

 

Did You Know?

AMTRAK train at Thurmond, WV

You can "catch a train" to visit the park! The AMTRAK Cardinal travels through New River Gorge on its route from New York, NY to Chicago, IL.