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B Parker Ambler, Pennsylvania Anytime there is good weather. English
I typically cover several spots in a trip to The NJ shore or the Delaware bay. Winter is great for raptors and waterfowl. Shorebirds are plentiful during migration. Passerines year round, with peaks during migration. Area:
Forsythe NWR, Bombay Hook NWR, Heinz NWR, Barnegat Lightouse, Ocean City Rookery

Area Birds:
Shorebirds, Raptors, Waterfowl, Passerines in season
Nature: birdwatching, nature photography, fly fishing, fly tying, gardening

J Kleinberg Allentown Anytime English
M David Altoona Anytime English
I've birded in most of Pennsylvania (as of Nov 2012, have recorded birds in 55/67 counties with a state list of 271.) Currently living between Altoona and State College, happy to offer recommendations or meet up to go birding!
D Santos Ambler Anytime English
L Scott Ambler Anytime English, some French
Semi-retired. Have house in borough with a small field next door attracting birds and butterflies. Have a cabin in the Poconos on lake in woodland.
J Territo Bedford Anytime English
I live in south-central Pa. in the Appalachian Mountain Ridge and Valley region. Good nesting wood warbler habitat and strong spring/fall migration follow the mountain ridges. Hawk watches nearby.

D Miller Bethlehem, Pa anytime English
All raptors and eagles commonly found in N.E. USA pass Hawk Mountain during migration Area:

Area Birds:
Hawk Mountain
Nature: birdwatching
C Corbin Bloomsburg Anytime English, some Spanish
R French Chalfont Anytime English


  Andy Dapkins South Central Pennsylvania Anytime English
  I have been a birder for 40+ years and have been very lucky to travel the world with my hobby. I am an active volunteer who has recently started a guide service I offer free year-round tours for my local community. I consider myself an avid casual birder that loves introducing my hobby to all ages, abilities, experience levels, and will adapt my tours to anyone with special requirements. I will try my best to be available for any visitor, but I do work full time Monday through Friday. If I cannot get you to the birds personally, I will do my best to direct you to the best places to visit. There are many hotspots within a short driving distance. Area:
Waggoner's Gap, LeTort Spring, Vincent DiFillippo Preserve, Big Spring Creek

Area Birds:
Turkey, Whip-poor-will, Peregrine Falcon, Seasonal Sparrows/Warblers/Larks.
Nature: birdwatching, fishing, nature in all other forms
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, car, biking, long walk, canoe, kayak
Visit: tourist site, restaurant, trail, monument, arboretum
Enjoy: all music types
Topics avoided: Politics, religion, life preferences.

S Dupont Conshohocken Weekend English
M Porter Coopersburg Weekend English
C Ventura Croydon Anytime English, Spanish
I feed the bird and I have a lot of different kind all year around.
J Kirkland Downingtown Anytime English
K Loughlin Eastern Pennsylvania Anytime English, Spanish, German, ASL
Although I am a professional guide throughout the western hemisphere, when I am in my home state of PA I love to have any excuse to get out birding for fun! Eastern PA offers many great birding hotspots, especially in Spring and Fall. We are close to many different habitats for a wonderful variety of migrating and breeding warblers and migrating hawks as well as great scenery for photography!
D DeReamus Easton Weekend English
I've been birding for 30+ years and compile the local RBA, called the "Eastern PA Birdline". I live in east-central PA, southwest of the city of Easton. Visit my photo blog

B White Dingmans Ferry, Northeastern Pennsylvania and Northwestern New Jersey Weekends during most of the year, other times in summer months English
I am an avid birder who lives in Northeastern Pennsylvania and works as a school teacher in Northwestern New Jersey. I have 18 years or birding experience and a degree in forest ecology. My teaching job allows me more availablity during the summer and holidays. Area:
Delaware Water Gap NRA, Wallkill NWR,

Area Birds:
Wood Warblers, migrating raptors, Eagles, and more!
Nature: birdwatching

L Matika Drexel Hill, PA Anytime, although limited during little league season English
I have been birding since very young and teach a beginning birding class twice/year.

I am a great spotter, and bird-by-ear but always appreciate practice with warbler i.d.
John Heinz NWR, Darby Creek Trail, Glen Providence Park, Ridley Creek State Park

Area Birds:
Nesting Bald Eagles
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, swimming, beach Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, biking, long walk, packpack, canoe, ship, cruise, Visit: tourist site, museum, arboretum, architecture appreciation Attend: concert, horse race, dance show, theatre, live music, protest, swap Participate: environmentally supportive activities

D Hoffman Harrisburg Anytime English
30 years of birding experience. I am not only very familiar with bird finding in PA but also for most of the eastern USA. 250 species can be found annually within 1 hour of my home to include 25 breeding warbler species. I am avilable most days (if free) for at least a morning of birding. Often weekdays are best. At times, I am able to devote an entire day to helping you find your target species.

T Neumyer Harrisburg Anytime English
B Gormley Hesston, Philadelphia Anytime English
I am casual birder, who enjoys going out and enjoying a day on the trail and finding new life birds.
R Mottershead Jenkintown Weekend English
Live on the outskirts of Philadelphia. Have been birding for 28 years now throughout the tri-state area. My time is limited to get out with a full house of kids but would be happy to get out if possible or even provide detailed information.
H Hox Lester Anytime English
C Kauffman Mifflintown Anytime English

V Gauthier Newville, Pennsylvannia Anytime English
Life long birder. I have lived in south central PA for 15 years. My home county is Cumberland and I frequently bird Perry County but I also have good knowledge of Franklin, and Adams counties. Area:

Area Birds:
Wood Warblers and all other birds, rare to common to the area all seasons.
Nature: birdwatching, hiking,

L Appel Newtown Square Anytime English
H Kirk Oxford Anytime English, Spanish
I live in Cape May, NJ part of the year. I volunteer for the Audubon Society and am a member of Lancaster Bird Club of PA. I have been birding for about 25 years and am stilll learning!
D Wolfe Philadelphia Anytime English, French, Spanish
Amateur birder. Semi-retired professor of languages. Familiar with birding spots in Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware. Several Sate and Federal Parks nearby. Good migration between September and November; I've done birding in Western and Eastern Europe; North America (Canada, USA. Mexico). South America (Ecuador and Colombia); Costa Rica extensively; and Japan.
T Croasdale Philadelphia Anytime English, some Spanish, Portugese
I live in Philadelphia and bird quite a lot in South New Jersey too. Great birding anytime of year!
D McGovern Philadelphia Anytime English
All hot spots in Delaware River Valley known. Banding spring, summer and fall.
K Kirchhoff Philadelphia Weekends English
My partner Bull and I are somewhat new to birding but can definitely direct you to many of the local birding spots around Philadelphia and South Jersey. We live very close to John Heinz NWR which is a great birding spot all year round. From our house it is a two hour drive to Cape May, home of the Cape May Bird Observatory. We live in West Philadelphia and often go out birding on weekends. I am a photographer and Bull is a produce buyer at a food co-op.
B Dengel Pittsburgh Weekend English
B Shema Pittsburgh Anytime English
I live just north of Pittsburgh, but have birded in 28 of the lower 48 states. I guide professionally for Audubon Society of Western PA. My degrees in Ornithology led me to the field research arena (currently a director at Audubon), but my passion is sharing birds with other people. I prefer to stay within western PA, but can lead throughout the state. My schedule is a bit hit or miss with two children at home.
J Silagy Reading Anytime English
K Knight Reading Anytime English
G Edwards Seneca Anytime English
I'm retired, have been birding seriously for about 25 years and have birded in all 50 states & six provinces. Here in Venango County we have about 30 species of warblers during Spring migration and about 20 species nest here. Shorebird habitat is our weak suit but over the last 25 years 267 species have been recorded in the county.
A Lamoreaux State College Anytime English
You may know me from Most of the time I am out birding, when I should be studying. My favorite group of birds are the birds of prey, which I love studying and photographing. I am able to guide birders around PA.

A Church State College Mostly available for a few hours on the weekends. English
Hello! I am an avid birder who loves to share my knowledge with others. I have worked as an interpretive naturalist at the Cape May, NJ Hawk Watch for two fall seasons, was the counter/interpreter for the Montclair, NJ Hawk Watch, and have worked field jobs involving both songbirds and raptors.

I have been actively birding the ridge and valley landscape surrounding State College, Pennsylvania for about 4 years now, and am always finding new favorite places to bird. From ducks in the winter, warblers and shorebirds during migration, and breeding warblers in the summer, this region has it all!
Black Moshannon State Park (IBA), Scotia Barrens (IBA), Bald Eagle State Park, Bear Meadows Natural Area, Tussey Mountain Hawkwatch (limited season) and many other local birding spots.
Included areas are Centre County, PA and northern Huntingdon County, PA

Area Birds:
Winter is always exciting with waterfowl that either spend the season here or simply stop over for a few days. Early spring gets pretty exciting in the first two weeks of March when Golden Eagles migrate past the Tussey Mountain Hawkwatch. It is possible to see as many as 50+ Goldens pass overhead on a peak day during this time period, along with up to 15 other species of raptors.

Spring comes slowly in the ridge-and-valley region of PA, bringing shorebirds and finally warblers to the area. Scotia Barrens is a unique ecosystem that is locally famous for how attractive it is to warblers and other songbirds. Breeding warblers in the summer are such a treat, especially for birders who usually must wait until spring or fall migration to enjoy these flashes of color. Let's not forget fall migration as well!
Nature: birdwatching, photography, hiking, butterflies, moths
Travel: bus, car, long walk
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, outdoors, nature spot, beach, lake, ocean
Attend: concert, ballet, dance show, theatre, convention, competition, birding festivals
Participate: night life, dance, club, bar, rock, hiphop, swing, social games

My life list for Centre County, PA only. 200 species. Click here. (My total world life list is 496.)

L Learson West Chester Weekend English
My area 30 miles west of Philadelphia is especially friendly for warblers during the May migration. Nearby five "blue birds" can readily be seen in June: Eastern Bluebird, Blue Jay, Indigo Bunting, Blue Grosbeak, and Tree Swallow. During the summer months, Blue Grosbeaks can be seen nesting at Longwood Gardens, a botanical garden close to Delaware.
L Tanino West Chester Weekend English
I'm originally from O'ahu, Hawaii and I've been birding the Hawaiian Islands 1983-2005. I've been living and birding in New Hampshire but moved to West Chester, Pennsylvania.
J Holcomb West Reading Anytime English
I have a nature-bird oriented talk show Saturday mornings on WEEU in Reading, PA and have been birding for over 40 years.

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Local Information
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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Pennsylvania
Local weather Yahoo
Audubon Society Pennsylvania Club
Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology Club
Allegheny Plateau Audubon Society Club
Appalachian Audubon Society Club
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania Club
Bartramian Audubon Society Club
Bucks County Audubon Society Club
Conococheague Audubon Society Club
Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Club
Gifford Pinchot Audubon Society Club
Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society Club
Juniata Valley Audubon Society Club
Lehigh Valley Audubon Society Club
Lycoming Audubon Society Club
Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society Club
Presque Isle Audubon Society Club
Quittapahilla Audubon Society Club
Seneca Rocks Audubon Society Club
Seven Mountains Audubon Society Club
South Mountain Audubon Society Club
Tiadaghton Audubon Society Club
York Audubon Society Club
Valley Forge Audubon Society Club
Wyncote Audubon Society Club
State College Bird Club Club
Hawk Mountain Conservation Assoc. Club
Powdermill Avian Research Center Banding
Dave DeReamus's Birding in East-central Pennsylvania Sites
Susquehanna River Birding and Wildlife Trail Sites
Birding Hotspots around the world Sites