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For those who love birding, Lancaster County provides a true Audubon experience.  Thanks to plentiful waterways and abundant nesting places found throughout Penns Woods, PA Dutch country is the destination choice for hundreds of species of birds.
Study the migratory patterns and seasonal habits of birds, then explore the recommended locations for a real first-hand look at your favorite birds.

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Backyard Birding Company Co. East Petersburg Lancaster County PAbackyard birding co.
5519 Main Street
East Petersburg, PA 17520
(717) 560-3411

For the casual bird watcher to the passionate ornithologist, backyard birding co. is Lancaster County’s one stop shop for every type of birder.  From bulk seed to binoculars, from bird houses to bird feeders, this store is stocked with every thing you need to enjoy your backyard feathered friends.  Owner Mark Wilkerson provides outstanding customer service that draws upon years of experience in ensuring the full satisfaction of his many loyal customers.

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
100 Museum Road
Stevens, PA 17578
(717) 733-1512

Located along the border of Lebanon and Lancaster counties, the Pennsylvania Game Commission‘s Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area is a prime destination for wildlife, wild flowers, and those individuals who enjoy the great outdoors.  It was built for waterfowl and “they have come,” along with a wide variety of other wildlife species.  Middle Creek is a fantastic location for bird watchers to take in yearly migrations, creating a virtual photo booth in waiting.  Staffed by passionate naturalists, the Visitors Center houses a number of Pennsylvania wildlife exhibits, ranging from taxidermic mounts to interactive stations.  The facility  serves as the registration point for hunters participating in the area’s controlled hunts and is home to the Middle Creek lecture series.  The Observation Area, which provides binoculars to glass the impressive vista before you, offers a view of the impoundment and the winter songbird feeding station.

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