Birding at Camden State Park

Jon Wood Yellow Bird pirching

Jon Wood Photography is an area photographer specializing in outdoor photos. Along with being an avid outdoorsman, he enjoys birding, atving and hiking. He writes this guest blog for you! Check-out his website by clicking the box below.

Enjoy a peaceful, quiet day, listening and looking for birds at Camden State Park.

Hiking the Bluebird Trail in Camden State Park, you'll find many species of birds which include the Eastern Bluebird, Scarlet Tanager, American Goldfinch, Eastern Towhee, Rose-breasted Grosbeck, Northern Cardinal, Bald Eagle, Baltimore Oriole, Vireo, Flycatcher, the Pileated Woodpecker (my favorite), and of course... lots of Black-capped Chickadees, Nuthatches and Downy Woodpeckers. The horse camp and swimming pool area are favorite spots of mine to view birds. Warblers abound in the spring and if you're lucky, you'll see a flash of blue of the Indigo Bunting.

Winter is my favorite time for birding. Because the Bald Eagles stay all winter, on account of the natural spring flowing into the Redwood River that keeps the pond open all year, for the eagles to fish. Keep an ear open to hear the loud obnoxious call of the Pileated Woodpecker or the hammering they do on dead trees, looking for insects. And walk towards that sound and your bound to find one!


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