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

2018 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: members of the Potomac Valley Audobon Society, and the Washington County Bird Club.

Bird Watching at Mills Park

Free program. Meet at Mills Park, 519 Northern Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21740 (northern entrance). Southern entrance and parking lot near 435 Belview Ave. 
- April 24, 8:00am-10:00am (activity #6052
- May 21, 8:00am-10:00am (activity #6050

Bird Watching at Kiwanis Park

Kiwanis Park, 371 Dynasty Dr. Hagerstown, MD 21740
- April 29, 8:00am-10:00am (activity #6032)
- May 27, 8:00am-10:00am (activity #6033
- June 24, 8:00am-10:00am (activity #6034
The City of Hagerstown's first ever public park with Monarch Butterfly Way Station, Kiwanis Park. Free program. 



Bird Watching at Hagerstown City Park

Free program. Meet at the Jonathan Hager House Museum in City Park, 110 Key St. Hagerstown, MD 21740
- May 5, 8:00am-10:00am (activity #6053
- June 10, 8:00am-10:00am (activity #6051

Bird Watching at Pangborn Park

Free program. Meet at Pangborn Park, 591 Pangborn Blvd. Hagerstown, MD 21740
- May 9, 8:00am-10:00am (activity #6054
- June 23, 8:00am-10:00am (activity #6068

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