Creek and Canyon Wildlife Tours






Creek and Canyon Wildlife Tours will provide you with experiences of the wildlife and wild spaces of north-central PA.

Some wildlife tours may be focused on locating specific animals while others may be more focused on exploring particular habitats or trails. It really depends on what is most important to you.  

For a listing of recent wildlife sightings in Tioga county, PA follow this link- Notable Wildlife Sightings

To find out what kinds of Wildlife Tours are upcoming, or if you are interested in a Wildlife Tour of a particular habitat (forest, field, lake, etc) or kind of animal (insects, snakes, frogs, mammals, etc.) contact Rich at 412-992-6648, RHanlon@susumc.org, or leave a message at www.bestlife.community.


Below are some lists you may find helpful (though certainly not exhaustive in content)

Here is a list of locations you may be interested in:

*The Pine Creek Gorge (Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks)
*Wildlife of the Pine Creek Rail Trail
*The Muck (SGL 313)
*Hills Creek State Park
*Nessmuk Lake
*Woodland Park (in the town of Wellsboro, PA)
*Ives Run Recreation Area
*Asaph Wild Aea
*Cowanesque Lake

Here is a list of events you may be interested in:

*Spring warbler migration (late April- early June)
*Shorebird migration (August-September-conditions permitting)
*Fall raptor migration (September-November)


Here is a list of general habitats you may be interested in:

*Forest
*Field
*Wetland
*Swamp
*Canyon
*Mountain
*Valley

Here is a list of some notable species that can reliably be located in Tioga County:

*Virginia Rail
*Bald Eagle
*Osprey
*Yellow-throated vireo
*White-tailed deer
*Black bear
*Porcupine
*Timber rattlesnake
*Barred owl
*Grasshopper sparrow
*Chestnut-sided warbler
*Black-throated-blue warbler
*Black-throated-green warbler
*Yellow warbler
*Northern dusky salamander
*(there are many others!)




(Timber rattlesnake- Tioga County, PA- by Rich Hanlon)

(Wood frog- Tioga County, PA-by Rich Hanlon)

(Barred owl- Tioga County, PA- by Rich Hanlon)

 (bestlife.community graphic-backdrop Pine Creek Gorge-Barbour Rock Vista-Tioga County, PA- by Rich Hanlon)

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