Nescopeck State Park



Location: Near Drums, PA; 6-7 miles north of Hazleton, PA

Nescopeck State Park is the site of a Special Areas Project conducted for the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology.


Event/Season: Migrating and nesting birds; Spring through autumn


Possible sightings: Wood duck, broad-winged hawk, belted kingfisher, least flycatcher, great crested flycatcher, eastern kingbird, golden-crowned kinglet, ruby-crowned kinglet, blue-gray gnatcatcher, eastern bluebird, veery, wood thrush, cedar waxwing, solitary vireo, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo, yellow warbler, black and white warbler, American redstart, ovenbird, scarlet tanager, rose-breasted grosbeak, indigo bunting, eastern (rufous-sided for all you traditionalists) towhee, swamp sparrow, white-throated sparrow, Baltimore oriole (non-spitting variety), American goldfinch


Directions: I-80 to PA 309 South. Turn left at Highway Equipment Center. Drive approximately 6 miles. The entrance to the parking area is on the right. Follow trails from Lake Francis area. This park is currently undeveloped, so trails are not well-marked.

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