Eastern Pennsylvania Birding & Wildlife Guide


Published in 2009, the Eastern Pennsylvania Birding & Wildlife Guide is now available for free! This colorful book provides all the information you need to seek out, identify, and enjoy eastern Pennsylvania’s unique fauna. The result of a unique partnership between the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, the D&L, and others, the guide highlights not only unique birding sites but also the wide range of recreational opportunities available at nearly 90 public facilities across two heritage areas. Although birders will love the countless photos, hikers, bikers, and walkers will also find this guide an essential source for locating fresh ground for exploration.


Read the Introduction: “The Birthplace of American Birding”, by Scott Weidensaul

Pick up your free guide today, or download the full guide as a large, 27 MB .pdf file!



The book is available free for pickup at the LGNC or these other locations:

  • Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Office
  • Acopian Center for Ornithology, Muhlenberg College
  • Nescopeck State Park Hauser Nature Center
  • Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

The guide highlights eastern PA’s natural treasures.

If you would like to receive the book by mail, please send a $10 check (payable to Lehigh Gap Nature Center) to:

Lehigh Gap Nature Center
P.O. Box 198
Slatington, PA 18080

Contact us at mail@lgnc.org if you have any questions.

Enjoy the book, and happy birding!