A fledgling American robin
A fledgling American robin

C. Davis

Over 100 bird species occur in the park during some time of the year. Bird species commonly seen include red-tailed hawks, barred owls, eastern bluebirds, and barn swallows. The occasional bald eagle is sometimes seen passing through. The park is part of the Freedom Township Grasslands and it has been designated an Important Bird Area by the state of Pennsylvania and the National Audubon Society due to its habitat for loggerhead shrikes, short-eared owls, and upland sandpipers.

Related Information:
Important Bird Area Program in Pennsylvania

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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