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Eagle Watching in Northcentral Pennsylvania


This region is dominated by dense unbroken tracts of forest. Majestic pine and hemlock stands shade deeply carved hollows with layered falls and moss-covered grottos that rush in spring and trickle by late summer. The springs and streams drain into larger creeks and rivers and ultimately drain into the West Branch of the Susquehanna. The region is dominated by the West Branch Susquehanna River watershed, including the great Pine Creek, a popular fishing and vacation destination graced with a cluster of eagle nests.
A mixed coniferous and deciduous forest habitat is typical of this region with mountain laurel and blueberry thickets filling the highland clearings and vistas. In numerous locations, vernal ponds, bogs and beaver swamps dot the expansive mountaintops.

The bottomlands of the larger waterways have flat, broad stretches with sycamore groves, willows and grassy islands.  This mixture makes for good eagle and forest bird habitat.

Bald Eagle Viewing Sites

Bald Eagle State Park
Pine Creek Valley