birdwatching \burd woch-ing\ n: activity for those who get excited about pileated woodpeckers

Birdwatching & Wildlife

The lakes and forests of Oneida County attract more than just outdoor adventurers – they’re also a major draw for wildlife. Deer, bear, turkey, common loons and bald eagles are plentiful in Oneida County and provide the novice wildlife enthusiast with ample opportunities for photos and observation. However, the high quality of habitat and huge tracts of wild lands makes Oneida County home to a number of rare woodland bird and plant species as well.

Birdwatchers have a chance of seeing a number of different species of woodpeckers – including the three-toed woodpecker and the pileated woodpecker – as well as kingfishers, osprey, boreal chickadee, spruce grouse and gray jay.

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