Shaker Village’s 3,000 acres is a sanctuary for over 125 species of local and migrating birds. Throughout the village and along the many trails, bird watching has become a favorite pastime for many guests. The serene environment of the woodlands, native prairie grasses, rolling fields and ponds provides a diverse setting for a wide variety of birds.
Search for migrating birds in the spring and fall and get to know local birds during the summer and winter months. Spring is the most spectacular season for bird watching at the village with peak spring migration the first week of May.
- Spring – Migrating Warblers and neotropical summer residents including Tanagers, Orioles and Indigo Buntings
- Summer – Nesting grassland species including Bob-O-Links, Henslow’s Sparrows, Grasshopper Sparrows, Dickcissels and Blue Grossbeaks
- Fall – Sandhill Cranes, Woodcocks and migrating waterfowl
- Winter – Visit the bird blind for an up close look at White-Breasted Nuthatches, Cardinals, Woodpeckers, Blue Jays and Carolina Chickadees. Also enjoy winter resident waterfowl including Great Blue Herons, Kingfishers and Canada Geese
Click here to download a PDF checklist of birds that visit Shaker Village.
Watch chickadees, cardinals, blue jays and other wildlife at our bird observation blind. The bird blind is outfitted with one-way glass that allows visitors to view wildlife activity around several bird feeders.