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?
The New River was designated an American Heritage River on July 30, 1998. There are currently fourteen American Heritage Rivers in the country.