Bucks County topped the list of best counties in Pennsylvania for birdwatchers, according to eBird, the online database of avian observations.
The site allows bird enthusiasts (and other volunteers) all around the globe to submit data on the birds they see at any location.
Bucks County ranked first in the Keystone State, based on 353 species reported. Delaware County landed at fourth; Chester County alit at eighth; Montgomery County nested in at ninth.
Bucks County birders showed themselves to be among the most prolific posters in the state. Their reporting fervor contributed to the top-spot ranking.
eBird’s assessment reflected submitted checklists — reported tallies of observed bird varieties by local watchers. Bucks County logged 83,224 checklists submitted by 3,241 birders.
The top observer based on number of spotted species is August Mirabella at 342. William Keim submitted the highest number of checklists — an astounding 9,933.
To give ornithology a try for yourself, swoop on over to the top county hotspot, Peace Valley Park, Doylestown. So far, 294 species have been spotted there by avid watchers. Nockamixon State Park, Quakertown, is close behind with 262 species.
Read more about the best counties for birdwatchers at eBird.