By Paula Ford
This e-book takes the reader to nearly 2 hundred parks, refuges, and sizzling spots for migratory and resident birds all through Pennsylvania. information on 7 geographical regions—including 34 maps—make this the main complete, statewide consultant to be had to Pennsylvania birding websites.
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Other nesting birds in the park include Least Bittern, Greenbacked Heron, Virginia Rail, Common Moorhen, Spotted Sandpiper, American Woodcock, Willow Flycatcher, Great Crested Flycatcher, Marsh Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Warbling Vireo, Black-throated Green Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Savannah Sparrow, and Swamp Sparrow. During August and early September, especially after a storm front has passed through, Gull Point is excellent for shorebirds. Winter visitors to Gull Point have included Snowy Owl and Northern Shrike.
The lake has Wood Duck boxes, Osprey platforms, and bluebird boxes. Spring migrants include Common Loon, Horned Grebe, and Canada Goose. Summer species include Ruffed Grouse, Wild Turkey, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Eastern Screech-Owl, Great Horned Owl, and Wood Thrush. 48 Birder's Guide to Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands Fall migrants include Common Loon, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, and Common Merganser. In winter, Bufflehead and Common Merganser have been recorded. The address is Youghiogheny River Lake, RD 1, Box 17, Confluence, PA 15424-9103, (814) 395-3242.
The Venango Museum of Art, Science, and Industry, 270 Seneca Street, has displays about the region. Admission is charged. Phone (814) 676-2007 for more information. The area is important for recreation, especially fishing and hunting. The Allegheny River is popular with anglers seeking Small-mouthed Bass, Walleye, and Muskelunge. Allegheny River Canoe Trips Birding from a canoe can offer a relaxing, close look at river species such as Great Blue Heron and Green-backed Heron. The stretch of river between Franklin and Emlenton has Black-crowned NightHeron in summer.