May 13, 2022 // 2:56 PM

Bird Watching Trails to Travel Down This Spring

Written by Emma Burger

Are you looking to see more feathered friends this spring? Make sure to bring your binoculars as you check out these exciting bird-watching trails!

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail

Spring birds to watch for include Tundra Swan, American Black Duck, Wood Duck, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Eastern Screech Owl, Fish Crow, Carolina Chickadee and Cedar Waxwing on this gorgeous 14-mile trail!

Conewago Recreation Trail

Look out for birds such as the Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Northern Flicker, Great Horned Owl, Eastern Bluebird, Ruffled Grouse, Northern Cardinal and Gray Catbird while traversing this stunning 5-mile trail.

Speedwell Forge Lake

Don’t miss the Bald Eagle, Osprey, migrating waterfowl and shorebirds, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Green Heron and Black-crowned Night-Heron on this 106-acre Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Lake.

Chickies Rock County Park

Keep an eye peeled for the Bald Eagle, Osprey, Snow Goose, Tundra Swan, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Black-backed Gull and migrating songbirds while hiking these lovely trails.

Muhlenberg Native Plant and Wildlife Meadow

Birds you could spot include the Common Yellowthroat, Red-tailed Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Indigo Bunting and Eastern Bluebird while enjoying the pleasant scenery of this meadow.

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

Make sure to check out the 23 species of ducks, five species of geese, loons, cormorants, grebes, herons, egrets, bitterns, rails, plovers, sandpipers, Nesting Bald Eagle and Osprey on this 6,254-acre wildlife management area.

Looking for more spring-inspired articles? Please make sure to check out our newest issue of Destination!

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