Bird Watching in Pittsburg’s
Connecticut Lakes Region
Pittsburg, New Hampshire's Connecticut Lakes Region offers a diversity of wildlife habitat, hardwood and boreal forest, remote ponds and lakes that provide the perfect surroundings for watching many species of birds and waterfowl.
This area is home to the Bald Eagle, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Ruffed and Spruce Grouse, American Woodcock and wild Turkey, just to name a few. The Common Loon can be found on most of the lakes along with many varieties of waterfowl, such as the Canada Goose, Mallard, Merganser and Wood Duck. Along the Connecticut River, it is common to see Cedar Waxwings, Great Blue Herons, Swallows and Belted Kingfishers.
Bird Watching Hot Spots
Magalloway Mountain. Hikers commonly encounter Ruffed Grouse on the way to the summit of one of Pittsburg’s highest peaks. Once you've reached the top, you can share your picnic lunch with a friendly Gray Jay.
Johnson Memorial Park. This is an easy woods walk through a piece of conserved land, providing views of an active Osprey nest and other wildlife in the bog.
Back Lake. The Bald Eagle and Osprey are frequent visitors on the lake - keep an eye out as they swoop down in search of a fresh trout dinner. Families of Mallards, Mergansers and Loons also spend their summers here. Black-capped Chickadees, Pileated Woodpeckers and Northern Flickers are often seen while walking along Beach or Spooner Roads.
Don't forget the hummingbirds that are
always hanging around the lodge!
Pack your binoculars and field guide and enjoy Pittsburg’s
birds, abundant wildlife and beautiful scenery.