|Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus ©Steven Holt/stockpix.com http://stockpix.com/stock/animals/birds/index.htm|
Number of bird species: 431
Atlas of Breeding Birds in PennsylvaniaEdited by DW Brauning 528 pages, 190 maps, illus. University of Pittsburgh Press 1993
Buy this book from NHBS.com
Birder's Guide to PennsylvaniaPaula Ford Paperback - 268 pages (February 1995) Gulf Publishing Company
Buy this book from NHBS.com
Birding the Delaware Valley Region : A Comprehensive Guide to Birdwatching in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Central and Southern New Jersey and NorthcenPaperback - 223 pages (May 1980) Temple University Press
Buy this book from NHBS.com
Hawks AloftBy Maurice Brown The Story of Hawk MountainPublished by Stackpole BooksPaperback 288 pages
Buy this book from NHBS.com
The Birds of PennsylvaniaGerald M. McWilliams, Daniel W. Brauning, Kenn Kaufman(Frw) Hardcover - 688 pages ( 6 January, 2000) Cornell University Press
Buy this book from NHBS.com
The Birds of Western Pennsylvania and Adjacent RegionsRobert C Leberman 52 pages, tabs, maps. Carnegie Museum of Natural History 1988
Buy this book from NHBS.com
The state birding journal is Pennsylvania Birds. Information can be found at the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology.
Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus
Allegheny Plateau Audubon SocietyInformation
We are a non profit chapter of the National Audubon Society with facilities in Bedford, Cambria and Somerset Counties of PA. Members come from all across South Central and Western PA...
Appalachian Audubon SocietyWebsite
Welcome to the official website of the Appalachian Audubon Society. Appalachian Audubon is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society serving the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area. We serve Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry and part of York Counties...
Audubon Society in PennsylvaniaWebsite
Audubon's local chapters can bring you bird walks, advocacy campaigns, nature outings, educational programs and other events. And with more than 20 chapters around the state, there's likely to be one nearby!
Audubon Society of Western PennsylvaniaWebsite
Welcome to the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, one of the premier, non-profit, environmental education organizations in western Pennsylvania. Mission Statement: The mission of the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania is to inspire and educate the people of south-western Pennsylvania to be respectful and responsible stewards of the natural world. Discover our facilities!
Bartramian Audubon SocietyWebsite
The Bartramian Audubon Society was established as a local chapter in 1982 by three Slippery Rock University students. As members of BAS we understand that the Earth is a unique, whole, interacting, interconnecting, and interdependent system of systems. In the face of the current Earth-human crises, we declare our intention to rescue, recover, and reheal the Earth`s integrity, to secure the future of all life and its support systems, and to teach ourselves, our children, and the public that whatever we humans do to the web of life, we do to ourselves...
Birding Club of Delaware CountyWebsite
The Birding Club of Delaware County (BCDC) is a birding club in Delaware County, Pennsylvania with the purpose to expand the individual interest and study of wild birds. The Birding Club of Delaware County is open to birders and bird watchers of all skill levels...
Bucks County Audubon SocietyWebsite
The Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) is a private, non-profit organization founded as a chapter of the NAS in 1969. Since its inception, BCAS has been dedicated to conserving wildlife , promoting awareness of environmental problems , watching birds, educating the community about the interdependence of humans and their world, and furthering the wise use of land, air, and water. With over 2300 members, BCAS is one of the largest citizen membership groups representing environmental and ecological interests in Bucks County. A better than average chapter website...
Conococheague Audubon is a chapter of the National Audubon Society based in Chambersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. The group started in 1961 as the Conococheague Naturalists. Through programs, field trips, displays, and a newsletter, we promote conservation of wildlife and the natural environment with a focus on appreciating, studying, and observing birds...
Delaware Valley Ornithological ClubWebsite
The Delaware Valley Ornithological Club was founded on February 3, 1890 in Philadelphia at William L. Baily's family home at 1624 Arch Street, not far from its present home since 1891, the Academy of Natural Sciences at Nineteenth and the Parkway. The mission of this club is the advancement and diffusion of ornithological knowledge.The members of this club shall be persons who are interested in ornithology considered in its widest sense...
Gifford Pinchot Audubon SocietyInformation
PO Box 54, Milford, PA 18337, 570-686-5045 - James Lariviere, President
Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon SocietyWebsite
The Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society is an official chapter of the National Audubon Society. Its geographic area includes most of Luzerne and Wyoming Counties...
Juniata Valley Audubon SocietyWebsite
The Juniata Valley Audubon Society (JVAS); chartered in 1969, is a chapter of the National Audubon Society and a member of Audubon Pennsylvania, covering the Southern Alleghenies region of Pennsylvania. With nearly 400 members, the JVAS is one of the state's 22 Audubon chapters...
Lakawanna Audubon SocietyWebsite
The Lackawanna Audubon Society is an independent organization of nature loving folks cantered in Lackawanna County in north-eastern Pennsylvania. The society, originally called the Scranton Bird Club, has been in existence for 85 years. It has yearly series of field trips, both day trips and and overnights, and a series of speaker presentations in association with the Scranton Anthracite Museum...
Lancaster bird ClubWebsite
Site includes newsletters, maps to birding areas, scholarship application, and so on...
Lehigh Valley Audubon SocietyWebsite
The Lehigh Valley is an area of eastern Pennsylvania encompassing Lehigh and Northampton Counties. Included are the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, surrounding smaller towns, and rural and undeveloped areas. The Valley is bounded on the east by the Delaware River and on the north by the Kittatiny Ridge. The Lehigh River runs roughly north south through the western part of the region, then turns sharply and flows roughly west east to join the Delaware River. Geography consists of rolling hills forming foothills to the Appalachian Mountains...
Lycoming Audubon SocietyWebsite
Chapter website - a little thin on local information...
Nature Conservancy in PennsylvaniaWebsite
The Nature Conservancy of Pennsylvania has a single focus: protecting the biological diversity of the Commonwealth... ...Our success in the Pocono Mountains is a compelling example. There, we have worked closely with many partners in ways that take into account the impact on biodiversity of the surrounding area, ecological processes, and people. Our goal has been to conserve the entire functioning landscape...
Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon SocietyWebsite
Serving the communities of Wayne, Northern Pike, parts of Susquehanna, and Lackawanna counties...
Pennsylvania Society for OrnithologyWebsite
The Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology was founded to foster the study and appreciation of the birds of Pennsylvania and to promote the conservation of birds and their habitat...
Presque Isle Audubon SocietyWebsite
Welcome to the Presque Isle Audubon Society web site. PIAS is a chapter of the National Audubon Society and a member of the Pennsylvania Audubon Society serving north-western Pennsylvania including Erie and Crawford counties. It is named after Presque Isle, a peninsula on the shore of Lake Erie near the city of Erie. Our mission is to promote the conservation and protection of wildlife, plants, soil, and water in relation to human activity; to initiate and carry out plans and activities which would contribute to the conservation and protection of these natural resources; and to provide opportunities to become more aware and appreciative of our physical and biological environment...
Quittapahilla Audubon SocietyWebsite
Founded in 1979 as a chapter of the National Audubon Society, the Quittapahilla Audubon Society has a membership of approximately 380. Special projects include: Audubon Adventures for area elementary school children; National Audubon Society camp scholarships; money to Wildlands Conservancy; Lebanon County Elementary and High School Envirothon Support; and input on National and State Conservation issues...
Seneca Rocks Audubon SocietyWebsite
Seneca Rocks Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society active in the Clarion, Forest, Jefferson and Venango County region of northwestern PA. If you are interested in enjoying the world of birds, protecting wildlife and its habitat or gaining an appreciation of the natural environment...
Seven Mountains AudubonWebsite
Local chapter events etc...
South Mountain Audubon SocietyInformation
PO Box 3671, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Tiadaghton Audubon SocietyWebsite
Welcome to the Tiadaghton Audubon Society web site. We hope you will find this web site to be useful and interesting. Our chapter was founded in 1906 with 23 members, making it the oldest chapter in the state. The Tiadaghton name was selected in 1953, and in 1972 the chapter was officially chartered...
Unami Audubon Society
P.O. Box 75, Harleysville, PA 19438 - (610) 326-3874
Valley Forge Audubon SocietyWebsite
Eva R. Meng was kind enough to make a gift upon her death of 86 acres of open space in Lower Frederick Township to the Valley Forge Audubon Society. This land is now known as the Eva R. Meng Wildlife Preserve and Bird Sanctuary of the Valley Forge Audubon Society...
Wapiti Audubon Society
Welcome to the home page of the Wapiti Audubon Society. The Wapiti Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society, and is located in west central Pennsylvania. The Wapiti Chapter boasts a membership of approximately 180 people...
West Chester Bird ClubWebsite
The West Chester Bird Club was founded in 1910, making it one of the oldest continually active bird clubs in the USA. It is based in West Chester, the county seat of Chester County in south-east Pennsylvania. In addition to field trips and evening programs, the club participates in the National Audubon Society`s Christmas Bird Count and the North American Migration Count. Club members have published an Annotated List of Chester County Birds. Information is provided on the club field trips and programs, as well as links to other sites of interest to birders.
Wyncote Audubon SocietyWebsite
The Wyncote Audubon Society is one of the oldest nature oriented clubs in North America. It was founded in 1914 as the Wyncote Bird Club and birding continues to be one of our primary activities. In 1970 we became a chapter of the National Audubon Society and now have over 2000 members in the Philadelphia/Eastern Montgomery County region.
York Audubon SocietyWebsite
So you would like to get started birding in York County or you and your family are interested but are not sure how to start. Well, the first step would be to turn off the TV and take a look out a window of your own home and see what you can see. Depending on the season, what birds you may see can be different...
Academy of Natural Sciences - Department of Ornithologyhttp://www.ansp.org/research/biodiv/ornithology/index.php
Growth and modernization have characterized the last 26 years during which Frank Gill has guided the Ornithology Department. The collection of over 163,000 skins was the first in the nation to be housed in compactors and entirely recorded on a database. A variety of progressive programs have become integral parts of the department. Birds of North America (BNA) is a series of 720 life histories of the nesting species on this continent.
Carnegie Museum - Bird Sectionhttp://www.carnegiemnh.org/birds/index.html
Nearly 195,000 specimens, including 555 holotypes and syntypes, are held by the Section of Birds. These are divided among six components, according to type of specimen or method of preservation; most components are among the largest in North America or the world: study skins (156,000); spread wings (5,500; probably largest in world); skeletons (15,700; 10th largest in world); fluid-preserved specimens (6,700); eggs (10,000 sets; 12th largest in North America); and nests (1,000).
Powdermill Avian Research CenterWebsite
Powdermill Avian Research Center (PARC) is part of Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s biological research station Powdermill Nature Reserve. PARC operates a bird banding station, conducts bioacoustical research, and performs flight tunnel analysis with the goal of reducing window collisions...
Gwynedd Wildlife PreserveWebsite
Ponds and wetland areas, large meadows, woodlands and successional areas with interconnecting hedgerows provide habitat for a variety of wildlife...
Hawk Mountain SanctuaryWebsite
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is a 2,400-acre natural area straddling the Kittatinny Ridge in eastern Pennsylvania. Established in 1934, it was the world's first refuge for raptors. During the last 64 years, the Sanctuary has become an international centre for conservation, education, and research about raptors...
Honey Hollow Environmental Education CenterWebsite
The Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) is a private, non-profit organization founded as a chapter of the National Audubon Society in 1969. Since its inception, BCAShas been dedicated to conserving wildlife, promoting awareness of environmental problems, watching birds, educating the community about the interdependence of humans and their world, and furthering the wise use of land, air, and water.
John James Audubon Center at Mill GroveInformation
The First Home of John James Audubon in America...
Mariton Wildlife SanctuaryWebsite
A conservation project of the Natural Lands Trust, Inc., this beautiful sanctuary features 200 acres of woodlands, fields and trails, and is home to a wide variety of mammals, reptiles and birds.
Monocacy Nature CenterWebsite
Welcome to the Monocacy Nature Center. This area has been set aside as a sanctuary by the city of Bethlehem. This is a place to enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of nature. Please do not litter or run your dogs here. Motorized vehicles are not permitted.
Pennsylvania National ParksWebsite
Information on a variety of parks
Pennsylvania Refuges - US Fish & Wildlife ServiceWebsite
Pennsylvania State ParksWebsite
Powdermill Nature ReserveInformation
The reserve is used by scientists to monitor and study changes in the local ecology and wildlife populations. It has served as a refuge for many plants and animals which, as a result of habitat distruction, are now becoming increasingly rare in our region as their habitats are destroyed. Powdermill Run, the mountain spring stream that traverses the mixed deciduous forest property, was found to be one of the very few unpolluted streams available for ongoing studies of aquatic life...
Presque Isle State ParkWebsite
A National Natural Landmark, the peninsula is recognized internationally as an ecological gem, making it important as a research and educational area. With its ever changing wealth of habitats, it is considered the world's best-known place to see and study plant succession. It is listed in Birder's World magazine as one of the top birding spots in the country, with at least 321 species having been seen.
1998 [May] - Bob Kemp - Big DayReport
Our plan is to search for state Big Day records we think we might be able to beat, develop a route, try to do a little scouting, and then run a Big Day. The plan worked to perfection in West Virginia and South Dakota, but we fell flat on our face in Wyoming. Pennsylvania was proving most difficult, as its record of 163 was a little more imposing than the other states.
1999 [July] - David TrentlyReport
From July 9 to the 18th, my non-birder wife and I were on vacation in eastern Pennsylvania. This was not a birding trip, but I did fit in a good deal of birding, especially early mornings.
Birding EcotoursTour Operator
The Delaware River, which separates Pennsylvania and New Jersey, attracts a large percentage of North America’s famed wood-warbler species as well as orioles, thrushes and tanagers. During our quick trip, we will explore some of the best birding locations in both of these states, within the Delaware River watershed region.
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
A Place in the Woods B&BAccommodation
Our Bed & Breakfast is Mercer County's best kept secret. We are situated in the center of three and one-half acres of wooded property, surrounded by Goddard State Park on three sides. Lake Wilhelm is a five-minute walk from our front door. Enjoy Mother Nature at her finest. Our guests enjoy a generous full breakfast as they watch the many birds, squirrels and chipmunks feed in the copse of trees opposite our dining room. At nightfall, our guests are entertained by the critters that come to feed.
Carriage Corner B&BAccommodation
The surrounding area has a myriad of attractions and historical sites including antique shops, flea and farmer's markets, the Strasburg Railroad, and many more. A little further and one can venture to Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum, Gettysburg, or Valley Forge.
Line Limousin Farmhouse B&BAccommodation
The large lawn with giant sugar maple trees is great for a picnic in the shade. This spot is perfect for cookouts and barbecues in the summer. Guests are free to tour the beef farm, hike the woods and cross the stone fences to spot wildlife and many birds.
The art, science, sport, and mystery of living with birds…
Life as a Young BirderBlog
BLOG about the birding adventures & other nature-related fun I have. Alex Lamoreaux - I am a student at Penn State University, majoring in Wildlife Biology. I love the outdoors, especially birds, and I have currently seen 656 species. This blog is about the birding adventures and other nature-related fun I have. All the photos on this blog were taken by me unless otherwise noted...
Outside My Window - Kate St JohnBlog
Though her job is in computer management at WQED, Kate St. John has been fascinated by birds nearly all her life...
Philly Bird NerdBlog
Birding friends BLOG and pics...
Scattered Showers in a Clear SkyBlog
Poetry, birding, gardening and other reflections on Pennsylvania life…
Words about Birds - Tim SchreckengostBlog
I am a student at Penn State University studying Wildlife Science. I am extremely interested in birds and have been actively birding since the fall of 2009. I have worked as a technician for both the University of Tennessee and Penn State University. With the University of Tennessee, I surveyed for grassland species throughout south-central Kentucky. I surveyed vegetation and banded songbirds for Penn State University throughout the northwestern portion of Pennsylvania.This year I am trying to see over 400 species of birds throughout the United States...
Benjamin's Wild Bird HomepageWebsite
My name is Ben, I live in Pennsylvania, and I have been a birder since I was about 12. Currently I sophomore in college, majoring in biology and biochemistry. Because being a college student is a full-time job, I have been unable to update my webpage regularly. When free time permits, however, I will try to update this site. My sister (also a birder) and I have in the past fed the birds in the yard year round. We have in the past hand-tamed some of the birds that come to the feeders, but I haven't had enough time to tame the birds for several years now...
Bird Bath & BeyondWebsite
Save time and money shopping for a solar bird bath fountain, bluebird house, hummingbird feeder and many other wild bird accessories and back yard decor at Bird Bath & Beyond. Bird Bath and Beyond offers low prices and fast shipping so you don't have to run all over town to find what you need.
Bird Sanctum - Bird HousesWebsite
We carry a large selection of bird houses including blue bird houses and decorative bird houses, bird feeders including humming bird feeders and birding accessories to help you attract and appreciate birds and wildlife in your own backyard...
Our goal at BIRD TREKS [based in Pennsylvania] is to provide you with a quality, enjoyable, professionally organized birding experience, to beautiful and exciting destinations, all at a reasonable and affordable price. Our tours are designed to satisfy the needs of all types of birders, from the brand new bird watcher to the seasoned veteran. Please don't be shy if you are just beginning to learn about birds. People with birding knowledge and experience take great pleasure in helping to guide you and point you in the right direction. Helping others is one of the great joys of birding.
Checklist - Birds of PennsylvaniaChecklist
The beauty of birds, their songs and the ease of watching birds is a pleasureable and inspirational factor that helps us to develop our interest in them. Birdwatching fits so well with other outdoor activities of nature, fishing, walking, and camping which takes us out into the fields and woods where we may hear a bird song or see a colorful bird in a bush. This is the beginning of exploring the nature of birds.
Pennsylvania Birding TrailsWebsite
Interactive list - Pennsylvania is a state with beautiful rolling hills, vast grasslands, old forests and scenic mountain views. It is the perfect backdrop for any birdwatcher. We have four distinct seasons for birdwatching, during which bird species fluctuate from season to season...
Pennsylvania Virtual Birding SiteWebsite
List of links, articles, organisations etc.
Perky-Pet Feeders & Bird FoodWebsite
Our site is an excellent resource for information on Hummingbirds, Wild Birds and Orioles as well as the greatest selection of gorgeous and affordable Hummingbird Feeders, Wild Bird Feeders, Oriole Feeders, Feeder Accessories, Bird Baths, and Birdhouses....
Shaver's Creek Environmental CentreWebsite
Shaver's Creek is one of only a few federal and state facilities in central Pennsylvania licensed to conduct educational programs with permanently injured (non-releasable) birds of prey. With approximately twenty birds of over a dozen species, the Raptor Center offers the visiting public a variety of live specimens, including vultures, falcons, owls, hawks, and eagles. The main goals of the Raptor Center include the conservation of these majestic birds through education, as well as captive breeding programs that promote the understanding and well being of native raptor populations. Volunteers provide over 2500 hours of their time each year, and donations help offset the costs of the medical care and daily maintenance of the birds.
Tussey Mountain Spring HawkwatchWebsite
Part-time spring counts made at Tussey Mountain during the late-1990s showed that it is an excellent spot to see GEs on their spring migration. The first year of full-time coverage (2001) produced 166 GEs (easily the highest ever spring count east of the Rockies); as well as thousands of other hawks...
Venango County BirdsWebsite
Welcome to the Venango County Birds webpage. The page is designed to provide birding information for those of you interested in watching, feeding, or just discussing birds in Venango County, Pennsylvania, and surrounding area. Venango County is located in northwestern Pennsylvania approximately midway between Erie and Pittsburgh. During the past fourteen years, a total of 250 species has been recorded in the county. Based on current available information, records previous to this are scarce.
Arts ‘N Images - NatureGallery
Nature Photography with emphasis on birds local to Mid Atlantic and Texas and more…
Library - Visual Resources for OrnithologyGallery
VIREO, the world's most comprehensive collection of bird photographs, includes over 85,000 photographs of 5,832 species of birds. VIREO was established in 1979 to create a centralised, well curated collection of bird photographs accessible for scientific and public use. VIREO makes photographs available to a wide spectrum of users. Some of the world's best bird photographers are VIREO contributors. VIREO is constantly expanding its collection and looking for new talent.
Photographer - Andy SmithGallery
Some excellent portraits of birds among other wildlife subjects...
Photographer - Harris BrownGallery
Gallery of fine bird photos...
Webcam - The Franklin Institute Hawk NestGallery
A few weeks ago, the hawks began to construct the outer shell of a nest by positioning sticks on the ledge. Before they were able to complete their project, however, strong winds knocked the structure from the ledge. After consulting with experts at the nearby Academy of Natural Sciences and the Pennsylvania Game Commission to learn that the hawks would not abandon the nest if humans intervened, The Franklin Institute's staff carpenter added a wooden extension to the ledge and replaced the nest...
back to the top of this page
This site was last updated on Wednesday, 12th June 2013.
|Fatbirder is best viewed with a screen resolution of 800x600 or greater using Netscape v4+ or Internet Explorer v4+
Feedback/Contact/Advertising Info ::