Welcome to the home page of the Lancaster County Bird Club. The club had its beginnings in December 1937 and has been active ever since in pursuit of its goals: to record the observation of bird life in the county, to disseminate in a popular manner the result of such observations, to provide education concerning the habits and identification of birds and to secure the cultivation of public sentiment in the preservation of our native bird life. Articles of Incorporation were filed and approved by the Department of State on December 12, 1983, under the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1972.

Lancaster County's location in southcentral Pennsylvania makes it home to many diverse habitats that are attractive, not only to breeding birds, but also to migratory species. The Susquehanna River, the Furnace Hills, the Lancaster County Parks System, Octoraro Lake, Muddy Run Reservoir, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, sites owned by the Lancaster County Conservancy, and the vast agricultural areas all provide excellent birding opportunities.

We hope you will benefit by your use of this website and, if you ever visit Lancaster County, we wish you "Good Birding!"


Penn State University Press has graciously offered a new discount for the recently-published Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania.   Audubon chapters and bird clubs helped create the Second Atlas with your observations and financial support, and we are eager to make it as available as possible.

The resulting book is beautiful, full of color photos of each species of nesting bird,  multiple maps, and habitats.   It’s a real treasure trove of information about Pennsylvania's nesting birds;  a must-have in the library of anyone interested in birds. So, through this summer, the Second Atlas is now available for 25% off the already subsidized price.  


To get this special offer, find the book at the web site of Penn State University Press, select "add to cart",   then "proceed to checkout" and check the box "I have a discount code" and enter   AUD14


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