there have been very few sightings of this bird over the years. The nearest are in Preston County at Terra Alta Lake
back in 1936 and Lewis County at Jacksons Mills back in 1934. So it's been 79 years since this species has been seen in north central West Virginia. Most state records are in the Ohio River Valley and east of the Allegheny Mountains, but it has been reported at only 11 locations in the state since 2000. The most recent sightings were May 3, 2015 in Kanawha County, Apr. 16, 2015 in Mineral County, May 5, 2012 in Mason County, and April 18, 2011 in Cabell County.
Therefore if you aren't doing anything; you might want to take a ride to the Georgetown Road/Old Georgetown Road intersection and see if it is still there. May be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Don't miss it.
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