Offering a variety of habitat ranging from mature forest to open pasture, the Gettysburg National Military Park is home to many species of animals including amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds. This post focuses on the park’s Northern Mockingbirds.
The Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) is a slender-bodied gray bird with a ton of personality. They sing almost endlessly and they don’t tend to be shy — you’re likely to not have to work to see these guys!
Best Places to See Them: Mockingbirds are abundant on the battlefield. This bird was photographed on Little Round Top, but you can see mockingbirds virtually anywhere on the battlefield. They are more common in the open fields and like to perch on top of the park’s many monuments. In fact, that’s often an excellent place to look for them!