Nearby Bird and Wildlife Sightings
Visitors come to Gettysburg primarily to visit one of America’s most important historic sites, the high water mark that led to the decisive end of the Civil War. Even without the battlefields, monuments, and the site of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, there would still be plenty of reasons to visit, one being the birds and wildlife that either call Gettysburg home or make it a stop along their annual migrations. The National Military Park alone is home to 1,900 acres of maturing woodlands and 2,300 acres of pasturelands and farmlands, where a diverse number of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and butterflies may often be seen. The Baladerry Inn’s guests are often treated to views of a variety of wildlife. Here is a list of some of the animals we have spotted “on location”!
Owls (Horned Owl, Barn Owl, Screech Owl, Barred Owl)
Hawks (Red Tailed Hawk, Red Shouldered Hawk)
Woodpeckers (Pileated, Red Headed, Red Belly, Downy)
Song Birds (Blue Bird, Finches, Cardinals, Chickadees, Baltimore Orioles, Wrens, Catbirds, Warblers, Yellow Birds)
You may also see: White-Tailed Deer, Turkey, Pheasant, Red Fox and Grey Fox