Birds are among the easiest wildlife to locate and study because they are relatively easy to find. Many are colorful or have songs which alert you to where they might be settled on a tree branch. Some travel in large groups, are active during the day and can be studied from a reasonable distance, sometimes even without binoculars.
If you've forgotten your field guide or your binoculars, don't worry the Pocahontas County Free Libraries will be glad to loan you books, binoculars, GPS units or fishing poles while you're here. Just go in to the Marlinton Library and to rent equipment you may need on your birding ventures.
Click for a downloadable Birding Brochure that includes maps and specific trails for birding.
Whether you are looking for an elusive Olive-sided Flycatcher or beginning your discovery into birding, Pocahontas County is an excellent place to discover the unexpected.