This book is not so much about 'going out to get a bird' as it is 'going out to have an experience' of seeing and hearing many birds in wonderful places. In the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Pennsylvania forests and thickets host an abundance of birds. Contains 20 chapters on locations or local aspects of avian life in PA. The emphasis is more on the natural history of birdlife rather than providing a bird-finding guide. Also contains 335 species accounts covering all known species to have been found in a six-county area in central PA. Many graphs and tables on data gathered are included.