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Huntley Meadows Park

3701 Lockheed Blvd.
Alexandria, Va. 22306
703-768-2525


Trails open dawn to dark daily


Current Visitor Center Hours


Summer
July 1- August 31


Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

9am- 5pm
Closed
9am- 5pm
9am- 5pm
9am- 5pm
9am- 1pm
9am- 1pm

Holiday Hours

A - Abundant... Very numerous species.     C - Common... Likely to be seen or heard
U - Uncommon... Present, may not be seen or heard     O - Occasional... Infrequently seen or heard
R - Rare... Not seen or heard every year     VR - Very Rare... 1 or 2 sightings in last 10 years and within range
ACC - Accidental... 1 or 2 sightings in last 10 years and outside range
* (starred) - has nested in park

March-April-May
June-July
Aug-Sept-Oct-Nov
Dec-Jan-Feb

Species

Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

Common loon O R
Pied-billed grebe* R VR R R
Horned grebe R
Double-crested cormorant O O  
American bittern* U R R  
Least bittern* R R
Great blue heron C C C U
Great egret U C C
Snowy egret R R
Little blue heron R O O
Cattle egret R R
Green heron* C C C
Black-crowned night heron R R R  
Yellow-crowned night heron U U R
Glossy ibis R R R
Black vulture O R R O
Turkey vulture U U U U
Snow goose       R
Canada goose* C C C A
Tundra swan R R R
Wood duck* C C C O
Gadwall U O O
American wigeon O R
American black duck* O R O O
Mallard C C C A
Blue-winged teal U R
Northern shoveler O R O
Northern pintail O R O
Green-winged teal C C C
Ring-necked duck O VR R R
Bufflehead R VR VR
Hooded merganser* C U O U
Common merganser VR
Red-breasted merganser VR
Ruddy duck R O O
Osprey O O O
Mississippi kite O O
Bald eagle O O O O
Northern harrier R R R
Sharp-shinned hawk O U U
Cooper's hawk O R O O
Red-shouldered hawk* C C C C
Broad-winged hawk O O
Red-tailed hawk* U O U U
American kestrel U U O
Merlin R O O
Peregrine falcon R R O
Wild turkey R R R R
King rail* VR
Virginia rail U R R R
Sora U O
Common moorhen * O R VR
American coot VR VR VR
Semi-palmated plover O R O
Killdeer U U U O
Greater yellowlegs C O C O
Lesser yellowlegs U O U R
Solitary sandpiper C O U
Spotted sandpiper U O O
Semipalmated sandpiper O R O
Western sandpiper VR
Least sandpiper C O U VR
White-rumped sandpiper VR VR
Pectoral sandpiper O R O
Dunlin R R
Stilt sandpiper VR
Common snipe C C O
American woodcock* U O O U
Short-billed dowitcher R
Laughing gull O R U R
Bonaparte's gull R
Ring-billed gull C O C A
Herring gull O O O
Great black-backed gull R R VR
Caspian tern O
Forster's tern VR VR VR
Least tern VR
Rock pigeon U U U U
Mourning dove* C C C C
Black-billed cuckoo R VR
Yellow-billed cuckoo* C C C
Great horned owl* O O O O
Barred owl* U U U U
Common nighthawk O VR O
Chimney swift C C C
Ruby-throated hummingbird* C C C
Belted Kingfisher U O U O
Red-headed woodpecke*r U R U O
Red-bellied woodpecker* C C C C
Yellow-bellied sapsucker O O O
Downy woodpecker* C C C C
Hairy woodpecker* U U U U
Northern flicker* C C C C
Pileated woodpecker* U U U U
Olive-sided flycatcher VR VR
Eastern wood-pewee* C C C
Yellow-bellied flycatcher VR
Acadian flycatcher* A C U
Alder/Willow flycatcher R O
Least flycatcher O R
Eastern phoebe* C C C VR
Great crested flycatcher* C C U
Eastern kingbird* U U U
White-eyed vireo* U U U
Yellow-throated vireo O R R
Blue-headed vireo O VR
Warbling vireo VR
Philadelphia vireo VR
Red-eyed vireo * A A C
Blue jay * C U C U
American crow * A A A
Fish crow * C C C C
Purple martin O O U
Tree swallow C C U
N. Rough-winged swallow U O O
Bank swallow O R R
Cliff swallow O VR
Barn swallow * C C U
Carolina chickadee * C C C C
Tufted titmouse * C C C C
Red-breasted nuthatch VR R R
White-breasted nuthatch * C C C C
Brown creeper * O O U
Carolina wren * C C C C
House wren * O O U
Winter wren O O O
Marsh wren O O
Golden-crowned kinglet U U U
Ruby-crowned kinglet U U O
Blue-gray gnatcatcher * A C O R
Eastern bluebird * C C C C
Veery U VR R
Grey-cheeked thrush O
Swainson's thrush U R
Hermit thrush U O U
Wood thrush * U U O
American robin * A C A U
Gray catbird * C C C VR
Northern mockingbird * U O U U
Brown thrasher * O O O VR
European starling * U U U U
American Pipit R R
Cedar waxwing U O U O
Blue-winged warbler O O
Golden-winged warbler R R
Tennessee warbler R O
Nashville warbler O O
Northern parula U U
Yellow warbler U R R
Chestnut-sided warbler O O
Magnolia warbler U U
Cape may warbler R O
Black-throated blue warbler U O
Yellow-rumped warbler A C U
Black-throated green warbler U O
Blackburnian warbler O O
Yellow-throated warbler R
Pine warbler U R O
Prairie warbler * O R
Palm warbler U U VR
Bay-breasted warbler O O
Blackpoll warbler C O
Cerulean warbler R
Black and white warbler U U
American redstart U R R
Prothonotary warbler * O R R
Worm-eating warbler O VR
Ovenbird * C U O
Northern waterthrush O R
Louisiana waterthrush O
Kentucky warbler VR VR
Connecticut warbler VR
Mourning warbler VR VR
Common yellowthroat * C C C
Hooded warbler * O R
Wilson's warbler O R
Canada warbler O R
Yellow-breasted chat * R O R
Summer tanager VR VR
Scarlet tanager * C U U
Eastern towhee * C C C U
American tree sparrow R O O
Chipping sparrow U O R
Field sparrow * C O C U
Vesper Sparrow VR VR
Savannah sparrow O O R
Fox sparrow U U U
Song sparrow * A U A C
Lincoln's sparrow O O
Swamp sparrow C C C
White-throated sparrow A A C
White-crowned sparrow O O VR
Dark-eyed junco U C C
Northern cardinal * C C C C
Rose-breasted grosbeak O O
Blue grosbeak * U U O
Indigo bunting * C C C
Bobolink O O
Red-winged blackbird * A A A A
Eastern Meadowlark VR
Rusty blackbird C O O
Common grackle * A A A C
Brown-headed cowbird * C U O R
Orchard oriole * O O R
Baltimore oriole O O O
Purple finch O O
House finch C C C C
Pine siskin VR VR
American goldfinch * C C C C
House sparrow * U U U U