Birding In The National Parks: Top 10 Birding Spots In The National Park System

Spring migration is winding down across much of North America, and it’s time for birders to relax and reflect. I’ve been contemplating happy thoughts such as where I would go if given an all-expenses paid birding trip to any U.S. National Park in the next 12 months. No one has offered this to me yet, but I made up a list in my head.

Cannon And Musket Volunteers Needed At Perry's Victory And International Peace Memorial

If you've ever wished for some hands-on experience firing historic cannons and muskets, the staff at Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial may have a deal for you. The park is looking for "highly-dedicated volunteers to assist NPS staff in operating the park's carronade (cannon) and musket firing demonstrations."

National Park Mystery Spot 17 Revealed: If You Like Doric Columns, You Need to See This One

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial looms over Lake Erie, celebrating a long-ago naval victory at an unlikely place during a little-remembered war.

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial - War and Peace and Two Memorable Phrases

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial. NPS photo.
On a clear day, you can't see forever from the top of Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial …but you can spot Detroit, Toledo and Cleveland, and enjoy learning about a key event in our nation's history. Do you know which oft-quoted phrases are associated with this park's story?