Birdwatching

From warblers twittering in the hedges to woodpeckers drumming on the tree trunks and whippoorwills calling out at twilight, there's a lot for bird-lovers to enjoy in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Spring and summer are the best seasons for birding. Early morning is particularly good, especially during the breeding season. Peak migration in our region is mid-April to the end of May. Raptors, including hawks and bald eagles, arrive as early as the beginning of March.

Quehanna Wild Area

Quehanna Highway Medix Run PA 15821

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Nearly 50,000 acres, the Quehanna Wild Area covers parts of Cameron, Clearfield and Elk counties. This protected wildlife area has been named an Important Bird Area by the Pennsylvania Audubon Society and home to several species of birds and other animals including elk, deer coyotes.

Hiking and biking are popular activities on the Quehanna Trail system, a 75-mile hiking trail looping through Moshannon and Elk State Forests along with two connector trails offering an additional 30-miles of trails.

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