Birds are attracted to woodlands and water, and The Stonycreek Corridor is blessed with both. Highland hardwoods of the Allegheny Plateau are the summer home of neotropical songbirds especially wood warblers and thrushes and, as a result, raptors. The corridor's eastern boundary is considered an Important Birding Area by the Pennsylvania Audubon Society. And the water of Quemahoning Lake and the Stonycreek River draw a wide variety of birds. Below you will find resources enabling you to enjoy birding here.
The Allegheny Front Hawk Watch is a cleared area atop the Allegheny Front near Central City that provides a 180º view from the northeast to the southwest. An average of 8,500 raptors are counted during the fall migration season, which occurs from late August
through November.
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Allegheny Plateau Audubon Society maintains the Allegheny Front Hawk Watch and offers valuable resources for birding in The Stonycreek Corridor. However, this organization is dedicated to promoting biodiversity within the region, so it also sponsors activities that explore the variety of wildlife within
the area.
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The Pennsylvania Audubon Society maps and promotes Important Birding Areas within the Commonwealth, including the Allegheny Front within the corridor and Lake Somerset just to the south of
the corridor.
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