Conejohela Flats Important Birding Area
Important birding area
The Conejohela Flats are a combination of small brushy islands and adjacent mud flats on the Susquehanna River. The Conejohela Flats Important Bird Area is recognized by the National Audubon Society and is one of the most significant inland stopover sites in the eastern United States for tens of thousands of shorebirds. The flats are part of the Atlantic Flyway.
Experienced paddlers who wish to explore the flats from the water can use the boat launch at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage (Wrightsville, PA) or the Blue Rock Access (south of Washington Boro, PA). Use of Blue Rock Access, owned by the Fish & Boat Commission, requires boats to display a current PA non-powered launch permit. More information about PA launch permits can be found here.
Susquehanna River, PA