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A Feather Quest Because of its location on the Laurel and Chestnut Ridges and its vast expanses of intact forests, Ohiopyle State Park is a birder’s paradise. During this two day ecotour we’ll explore what the Laurel Highlands have to offer for birding enthusiasts.

Meet your Guides... Chuck Tague Birder extraordinaire-award winning naturalist, founder of Nature Observer News, President of Wissahicken nature club and former education curator at the Pittsburgh Aviary will share his wealth of knowledge with us in our two days.

Clyde “Fishy” Trout Renowned naturalist, survival specialist, mammal expert, master hunter, weaver of tall tales and king of the bad pun. Clyde is an expert interpreter and a laugh a minute. His presence guarantees a good time.

Barbara Wallace Former batwoman of Ohiopyle now queen of the bird set always ready to take a challenge and turn it into a fun time. The go to person when “stumped” on a tree, wild flower or wild edible– and a friend to all.

This fabulous Pennsylvania State Park encompasses over 19,000 acres of prime bird habitat. Because of its location on the Laurel and Chestnut ridges it is an important migratory flyway for hundreds of species of migrating birds. Because of this, the whole park has been designated by the state as an important birding area. The woods of Ohiopyle are filled with both beautiful song and vibrant color as these neotropical migrants seek a resting spot and in many cases a nesting spot for the year.


Ohiopyle State Park

An Ohiopyle State Park Ecotour : for birders.

Expert birders and neophytes will all enjoy this fun-filled ecotour that will introduce you to this fabulous resource.

This program is presented and facilitated by the Environmental Education and Interpretive staff of Ohiopyle State Park. For more information about this or the myriad of other programs offered at Ohiopyle contact us at : Ohiopyle State Park P.O. Box 105 Ohiopyle, PA 15470 724-329-0986 Search for our Calendar of events at:

Join us for a two day, two night ecotour focusing on our feathered friends. May 2929- 31, 2009

All interpretive programming, shuttle services, food and accommodations are included. Golden Winged Warblers are often spotten at Ohiopyle’s Sproul fields.

Our Trip includes:

Your cost is based on accommodation choice (all prices are based on double occupancy-call for single supplement cost):


Sign up for: Yurt


Camping cottage


Platform tent


Your own tent


No overnight accommodations



We begin with a field trip to catch the dance of the timberdoodle (akawoodcock).

Two early morning bird hikes.

A behind the scenes tour of the Powdermill migratory bird banding station.

A trip to a Pennsylvania bog.

Accommodation choices:

deposit Total:

Yurts: Circular canvas structure with skylight, bunk beds, and small kitchen (directly across from bathrooms) $185/person.



Camping Cottages: Rustic cottages with bunk beds (bathrooms nearby) $175/person. Platform tents: Canvas tents with bunk beds and covered dining area (bathrooms nearby) $170/ person.

Phone/ email

Make checks payable to “PPFF” Method of Payment

A nighttime trip in search of saw-whet and barred owls and whip-poor-wills.

Tent camping: Bring your own gear and we provide the site (bathrooms nearby) $155/person

Two nights in an Ohiopyle State Park accommodation.

No overnight accommodation (you must provide your own shuttle to campground each morning): $150/person

Experts to guide and shuttle you through your trip.

Fabulous food along the way.

Registration and a down payment of $50 is required to hold your space. Remainder of payment is due by registration deadline of May 1, 2009. If payment is not received by deadline participant will be wait listed. Full refunds will be granted until May 15, 2009 (less a $20 processing fee). No refund will be given for cancellations after May 15, 2009.

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An Ohiopyle State Park Ecotour: for birders.

A Feather Quest: An Ohiopyle Ecotour


Cost and what’s included:

Contact Barbara or Clyde at 724329-0986 or

Ohiopyle State Park PO Box 105 Ohiopyle, PA 15470 Phone: 724-329-8594 Fax: 724-329-8603 Email:

Feather Quest Ecotour  

Experience a birder's dream on this guided tour through the Laurel Highlands

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