Bald Eagle Ridge has varied habitats, including mature forests, late successional stage fields, wetlands, perennial and intermittent streams, and hillside seeps. In some area, it appears that the entire side of the ridge is seeping water. These streams remain open all year and are important for amphibians, turkeys, grouse, and other species that are dependent on open water for survival during the winter. The site includes SGL 278 and PA Forest Stewardship Lands. The ridge and surrounding valley also include farms, residential homes and sites for listing in the National Historic Register.

Directions: Bald Eagle Ridge runs from Altoona to Williamsport.

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Ornithological Summary

This area contains large expanses of unfragmented forest habitat for breeding Neotropical migrant species such as Worm-eating Warbler, Wood Thrush, Scarlet Tanager, and Ovenbird. Additionally, its spring seeps are of high value to resident Woodcock and Wild Turkey. Bald Eagle Ridge is also an important flyway for raptors. Counts of Golden Eagles are some of the highest recorded in eastern North America and consistently exceed those of migration count sites along the Kittatiny Ridge.

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