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Shenandoah National Park

Birding In The National Parks: A "Big Year" In The National Parks

I’ve written a few times about the national parks I consider the best for birding, but several readers have asked which would be the best to visit to maximize the diversity of birds seen. When we talk about number of different birds seen, I always think about a big year. During a big year, a birder tries to see as many birds as possible in one calendar year within a certain geographic range, or under certain conditions.

Shenandoah, A Park For The People

In a continuing series of videos on Shenandoah National Park, this episode looks at the park as a place to play. "As our world speeds up, you can always find refuge here in Shenandoah National Park," says the National Park Service. "We live in such a fast-paced world that we can forget to play, but don't worry. You can come unwind here. From the very inception of Shenandoah, it has been a place for people to play and become rejuvenated in the natural world."

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