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Miller Park

Description

provides nesting habitat for several interesting species. Get close to birds on a compact network of paved trails through a mix of hardwoods and pine in bottomland, slope and upland habitats. In April and May, several thrush species hop across the paths, and flycatchers, vireos, warblers, tanagers and orioles flit about the trees. The park features Yellow-crowned Night-Heron that nest April - July near Picnic Shelters 1 & 2, usually in isolated pines. Barred Owl, Cooper's and Red-shouldered Hawks nest in the area; please do not disturb nest sites. Check pines for Brown-headed Nuthatch and Pine Warbler. Woodpeckers, Eastern Phoebe, White-breasted Nuthatch and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher also nest here. In late fall and winter, the park stays alive with Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, kinglets, Brown Creeper, Hermit Thrush, sparrows and the year-round residents. Bring a picnic, or enjoy the playground, tennis courts, ball fields or recreation center.

Species of Interest (Full Bird List)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Cooper's Hawk, Barred Owl, Brown Creeper, spring migrants

Habitat

oak forest & mixed hardwoods/pine, creek

Access and Parking

The park is open during daylight hours. The paved trails and most shelters are wheelchair accessible. The Queen Street parking lot provides the best access to the woodlands and picnic shelters, but other lots are available by the tennis courts and on the upper level.

Directions

From downtown Winston-Salem, take I-40 Business west to Knollwood Street (Exit 3A). Turn left on Knollwood Street, proceed across Stratford Road, and turn left onto Queen Street at the next stoplight. Parking is on the right in 0.1 miles.

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