Bird Watching in the Parks

Few people associate Hagerstown with birdwatching, but the truth is that in the City's parks, you'll find some great places to watch birds. Whether you’re a devoted local birder or a casual observer, the parks of the City are great destination for bird watching. Extraordinary birding in Hagerstown is due to a combination of geography, topography, and habitat diversity. You only need to visit Pangborn Park, Mills Park, Kiwanis Park or City Park. Dozens of bird species may be seen at these hot spots and many more across the city, and the variety changes constantly throughout the year. 

Printable Guides for City Parks


Pangborn Park
Mills Park

2016 Bird Watching Program Schedule
Sign up for free guided bird watching experiences through The City of Hagerstown Parks and Recreation. 
Click a date below for specific meeting details, to sign up online, or to learn more.

Bring your own binoculars for an enhanced bird watching experience! Limited supply of loaner binoculars available for use. Some prefer to wear a hat for sun protection. Wear comfortable, weather appropriate outdoor apparel. No previous experience required, all ages and ability levels are welcome! Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Trip Leader: Mr. Sandy Sagalkin, of the Potomac Valley Audobon Society, and the Washington County Bird Club.

Bird Watching by Canoe & Kayak - Starts at 7:30 a.m.

The City of Hagerstown's first ever public park with boat-ramp access to Antietam Creek! Boating access is for canoe or kayak only, no motor boats permitted. Personal Flotation Device (Water Safety/ Life Jacket) must be worn at all times while accessing water. Bring your own Canoe or Kayak, and Safety Preservation materials.
Kiwanis Park
May 14
June 18
July 16

Bird Walks - Starts at 8:00 a.m.

Kiwanis Park Mills Park Pangborn Park City Park
Saturday, July 2 Tuesday, April 26 Wednesday, May 11 Saturday, May 14
Wednesday, July 6 Monday, May 23 Saturday, June 25 Sunday, June 12
Wednesday, July 20      
Saturday, August 6      
Wednesday, August 10      
Saturday, August 20      
Wednesday, August 24      
Saturday, September 3      

Until now, few people may associate Hagerstown with bird watching, but the truth is that in Hagerstown's City parks you will find some great places to watch a variety of birds, water fowl, and wild life in the beautifully preserved native ecosystems enjoyed by man and nature. Whether you’re a devoted local bird lover or a casual observer, the parks of the City of Hagerstown are delightful destinations for bird watching. Extraordinary birding in Hagerstown is due to a combination of geography, topography, and habitat diversity. You only need to visit Pangborn Park, Mills Park, Kiwanis Park, or City Park. Dozens of bird species may be seen at these hot spots and many more across the city, and the variety changes constantly throughout the year.

Experiencing difficulty? call: (301)739-8577 x. 170                                                                                email: parks&rec@hagerstownmd.org