Birding Locations in Northeastern Pennsylvania
Great places to go hiking/birdwatching, organized by county.
Beginner’s Guide to Bird Watching
Great starting point for anyone interested in taking up bird watching as a hobby. Inexpensively.
ABA Birding Ethics
Code of birding ethics from the American Birding Association.
Get involved and contribute to a citizen science project, such as the Pennsylvania Annual Migration Count (May) and the Christmas Bird Count (December).
Connecting with Other Birders in PA
PA Birds Email List
PA Birds Listserve
This email list is hosted by the National Audubon Society and serves as a forum for birders to discuss all aspects of birdlife in Pennsylvania, including rare birds, bird findings, bird identification, bird behavior, backyard birding, trip reports, bird counts, and bird club information. This list is open to people of all skill levels, from professional ornithologists to beginning backyard birdwatchers.
PABIRDS archives can also be read on the American Birding Association website at:
Birding Groups on Facebook
The following groups are now private in order to lessen the fake people joining as well as protecting the people and info that are posted there. You now have to join the groups to see the messages. Joining is free and easy. If you do join these groups, you can have each message sent to you when someone posts or responds or you can just set it to where you have to go and see the messages when you want to or can.
Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania
This site provides access to results of Pennsylvania’s first (1980s) and second (2000s) breeding bird atlases, as well as background and methods. Published in 2012, the “Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania” successfully completed an update of this statewide assessment of breeding birds. Fieldwork was conducted from 2004 through 2009, documenting nesting by 190 species.
Birds of Pennsylvania
This project consists of a record for each species that has occurred in Pennsylvania as determined by the Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee. In addition to photographs, the following information is displayed for each species: abundance, occurrence, seasonal status, PORC status, Species of Special Concern status, notable records, range map, and a graph showing the seasonal abundance of the species throughout the year.