Birds of Prey


in Shenandoah National Park

Look Up! Birds of Prey.

If you want to see the birds of prey in their natural habitat, ask park rangers to suggest trails to mountaintops where the peregrines nest.  Then watch the young ones fly at incredibly high speed as they perform astounding acrobatics. You’ll be amazed – even awed – as you watch peregrine siblings play, gripping their talons together and tumbling through the air.


If you’d like to explore how our park biologists are helping relocate coastal peregrine checks to the mountaintops of Shenandoah through a process called hacking, click HERE to learn more.

There’s so much to see!

So,  what should I do first?

We know there is a lot to see and do in the Park.  So we decided to create a seasonal top 10 lists for those who have only limited time. We asked park rangers to give us their best recommendations. Learn more about what they suggested: the Top 10 Things to Do in Shenandoah National Park.