Bird-Watching in Hocking Hills
Bird-watching and feeding are the number one fastest growing outdoor recreational activities in the world for all ages. The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is one of the best places to bird-watch in the Hocking Hills. Our 75 acres of woods and fields are a natural habitat for many different species of birds. Enjoy watching them from your cottage or cabin, while dining on the patio or along the path to the spa. Not only is the Inn’s wooded property great for bird watching, but within a short distance there are other great birding habitats in the Hocking Hills. Try the Nature Preserves like Conkle’s Hollow, the Metro Parks like Clear Creek and Natural Forests like Wayne National Forest. Birding can be done while canoeing, horseback riding and even zip lining.
Guest birders have started a list of birds seen in our habitat. While every season brings birds, different ones can be seen and heard at different times of the year. Winter and spring are two great times to discover birds as they are easier to spot in the trees and brush. We hope when you visit and discover a species not on our list, you will add to it.
A good resource for birds and birding in the Hocking Hills area is the Hocking Valley Birding Trail website.
BIRDS SEEN and HEARD AT THE INN in the SPRING
By Shaune Skinner and Kitty Butterworth
Red Eyed Vireo
Eastern Wood Pewee
White Breasted Nuthatch
Red Bellied Woodpecker
Chestnut Sided Warbler
Rose Breasted Grosebeak
White Throated Sparrow