Birding & Wildlife Viewing


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From the Atlantic Ocean on Virginia’s eastern border, to the towering Mount Rogers at its southwest corner, Virginia includes every bird and animal habitat that occurs naturally between Maine and Florida. You can find some 400 species of birds, 250 species of fish, 150 species of terrestrial and marine animals, 150 species of amphibians and reptiles, and a wide variety of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates.

The Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail celebrates this diversity. In fact, it is the first statewide program of its kind in the United States.

Did you know? The Regional Water Pollution Control Plant is one of the area’s top birding sites. You can spot a great number of birds and other wildlife on almost any Roanoke Region hike.

Meet other birders by joining the Roanoke Valley Bird Club.

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