One indicator of an environment’s health is a vibrant avian population. With the abundance of wooded areas in and around Pittsburgh, it’s no wonder that according to Birding.com there were 397 species seen in Pennsylvania, making Western Pennsylvania a great place to spot our feathered friends.
Most of the time, we go about our lives paying little attention to the birds around us. We tend to take note of them more in the spring since most of them have been absent during the winter. But for most of us, the birds in our environment fade into the background, unless they leave a gift on our car’s windshield, or are singing near an open window.
You don’t have to be an avid bird watcher to spot some of the birds on our list. Here are 10 that you may see if you look a little bit harder.