Activity Spotlight – Bird Watching

This week’s blog post is written by the newest member of the Ravenwood Castle team, Maureen McCardel, our Wedding & Event Coordinator.

Spring has sprung at Ravenwood Castle and the local wildlife is a buzz with activity. This includes the birds in our area that are returning from their winter vacations and taking up residence in the woods for the upcoming season.

We are remotely located in the scenic woods of Hocking Hills and you can enjoy your morning cup of coffee on the patio to a symphony of local birds.

If you are a more adventurous soul, you might want to pack your binoculars and take a hike in our woods, or if you prefer you can sit quietly on our new observation deck and catch a glimpse of our feathered friends as they go about their day. There are bound to be some hungry babies making a sweet little ruckus!

Below is a list of some of the birds you might see during your stay!

  • Hermit Thrush
  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Brown Creeper
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Pine Warbler
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Canada Warbler
  • Cerulean Warbler
  • Blackburnian Warbler
  • Pine Siskin

For more resources on what birds you can see this time of year and advice on how to track your birds visit the Ohio Ornithological Society, The Audubon Society, or check out this cool list of ways you can help out and become a Citizen Scientist: 7 Citizen Science Projects for Bird Lovers.


Jim Reed

Jim Reed

Jim Reed is a lifelong gamer who started with the original red box Dungeons & Dragons. After spending 20 years in the corporate world, he decided it was high time that work be fun and struck out on his own. Jim now owns and operates Ravenwood Castle and The Malted Meeple, and spends his days ensuring his guests have as much fun as he does.