The 444-mile Susquehanna River is the largest river that lies entirely within U. S. borders that flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Its watershed encompasses 27,500 square miles in three states with 21,000 of those square miles (nearly half the land area) in Pennsylvania. It is an important source of water for the Chesapeake Bay, providing more than one-half of the fresh water flowing into the Bay.
In honor of this important and scenic watershed, Audubon Pennsylvania published the 85-page, soft-sided Susquehanna River Birding and Wildlife Trail in 2005. From the northern forests to urban centers, this guide highlights more than 218 locations in the watershed where wildlife watching can be enjoyed. This guide is available online as part of the Pa Birding and Wildlife Guide.
Funding was provided by the Wildlife Conservation Reinvestment Act Funding through the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission; Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; Department of Community and Economic Development; Wild Resource Conservation Fund; and TEA21 funds through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
To order a copy, send a $9.00 check, payable to "Audubon Pennsylvania-Bird Trail" to: Audubon Pennsylvania - Birding Trail, 1201 Pawlings Road, Audubon, PA, 19403. Phone: (610) 666-5593.
About the Artwork
Throughout this guide you will find illustrations by John James Audubon (1785 - 1851) courtesy of the National Audubon Society. He was, for half a century, the country's dominant wildlife artist and self-taught naturalist. Read more about Audubon.