Wahkeena Nature Preserve- A
150 acre nature preserve also features interesting flora.
- Clear Creek the park is extremely
rugged with ravines, rock outcroppings and cliffs.
Waterfalls, rugged cliffs
and interesting rock formations.
- Waterloo craggy
and heavily forested area with ridgetops and ravines.
- Lake Hope forested region with gorges and
narrow ridges. Remnants of abandoned mining and iron producing
- Lake Snowden
mix of lake, woodland and open land.
- Adena HockHocking
remnants of the canal basin and railway.
Natl. Forest mix of meadows, forests and
- Lake Logan
lake and open meadows.
wetlands, woodland and pasture.
Our Partners in Conservation
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Hocking Valley Birding
Bird Watching. . .You may be aware that “bird watching”
is the number one fastest growing outdoor recreational pursuit in
the world. It has grown by over 200% the past two years alone!
myself to have been the bridge between the shotgun and the
binoculars in bird watching. Before I came along, the primary way to
observe birds was to shoot them and stuff them." Roger Tory Peterson
the outdoors. Discover
Hocking Hills. bird watching
Preserves, Ohio State
Parks, Metro Parks, Ohio Wildlife areas and National Forests all
make up the rugged and wild terrain of the Hocking Valley
Region. Bird watchers and agencies areas have come together to
help bird enthusiasts discover the best of the best places to
The Hocking Valley Birding Trail
organization is a group of professional biologists,
naturalists and interested birders promoting wise
birding practices and conservation for current and
future generations to enjoy in the Hocking Valley Region
of Southeastern Ohio.
The HVBT, in partnership with government,
private agencies, businesses and conservation
organizations, builds its standards on a keen interest
in the preservation of bird species and the education of
all ages about the positive benefits of birds to earth's
THE BIRD CHECKLIST
Birding Guide Checklist
Find out what species have been found in the Hocking Valley
Birding Trail region.
Getting Started in Bird Watching
Get the basics on bird watching etiquette,
techniques and general gear.
and Ohio Birding Events
News in the Birding World
Find out what's happening with the
preservation of birding land and the conservation of bird
View the Hocking Valley Birding Areas.
Features detailed information on each
area, maps and birds found in each area.
American bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus
Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Northern harrier, Circus cyaneus
Peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus
King rail, Rallus elegans
Sandhill crane, Grus canadensis
Piping plover, Charadrius melodus
Common tern, Sterna hirundo
Black tern, Chlidonias niger
Yellow-bellied sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius
wren, Thryomanes bewickii
Loggerhead shrike, Lanius ludovicianusGolden-winged warbler,
Kirtland’s warbler, Dendroica kirtlandii
Lark sparrow, Chondestes grammacus
Osprey, Pandion haliaetus
Trumpeter swan, Cygnus buccinator
Snowy egret, Egretta thula
Cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis