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Landingville Lake Pennsylvania
The Landingville area is one of Schuylkill County's best birding locations, currently with a species list of 211 birds, of which 77 have been found breeding in recent years. The best birding locations include Bartram Trail, Auburn Dam, Landingville Marsh, and the desilting basins. The newly refurbished Bartram Trail runs parallel with the Schuylkill River and the Landingville Marsh, beginning at the entrance in Landingville and currently ending at the desilting basin area. A parking area is located across from the midway point of the marsh. In addition to the Bartram Trail, a walking path circumvents the entire marsh area, enabling birders to get excellent views of herons, egrets, and occasional rails. It is not uncommon to see Bald Eagles and Ospreys fishing at the dam and marsh, and 22 species of ducks have been recorded. The desilting basin is home to the county's largest Bank Swallow colony, with at times well over 100 birds.
June 16th, 2012
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