Bird Watching

Species Spotlight: Eastern Kingbird

January 30, 2009, 1:27 pm
Despite what its regal name might suggest, the eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) is a common and widespread species that can be found on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coast. This mid-sized bird may not appear extraordinary, but its peculiar dietary habits and awe-striking migration route may just inspire ...

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Species Spotlight: Bald Eagle

January 12, 2009, 1:44 pm
One of the most recognizable symbols of the United States, the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) deserves its reputation as a fierce and flexible carnivore. A powerful flier, it can reach speeds of up to 44 miles per hour. It prefers to live near seacoasts, rivers, large lakes and water ...

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Things To Do

While Annaberg and Trunk Bay are the most frequently-visited park sites, Virgin Islands National Park's diverse beaches, coral reefs, historic ruins, and hiking trails provide endless hours of exploration and enjoyment, as well as inspiration and opportunities for solitude and reflection. Visitors enjoy a variety of activities on the ...

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Things To Do

Although Acadia is dazzling in summer, the park’s beauty flourishes throughout the year. By land and by sea there is no such thing as an off-season at Acadia. SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL Amphitheater Programs In the evening, Acadia’s two campgrounds present free programs in their centrally located amphitheaters. Programs span a range ...

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Nature & Wildlife

Not just any species of plant or animal can adapt to the ecological demands of Acadia’s overlapping environments, but Acadia’s flora and fauna have flourished. Most of the park’s animals are adept at avoiding detection, but look carefully (and quietly) at dawn or dusk and you may see them ...

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