Bird Watching

Bird Watching

in the Connecticut Lakes
Region, Pittsburg NH

in the Connecticut Lakes Region,
Pittsburg NH

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 Common Loon on Back Lake, Pittsburg, NH

Pittsburg, New Hampshire's Connecticut Lakes Region offers a diversity of wildlife habitat, hardwood and boreal forest, remote ponds and lakes that provide the perfect surroundings for watching many species of birds and waterfowl.

This area is home to the Bald Eagle, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Ruffed and Spruce Grouse, American Woodcock and wild Turkey,  just to name a few. The Common Loon can be found on most of the lakes along with many varieties of waterfowl, such as the Canada Goose, Mallard, Merganser and Wood Duck. Along the Connecticut River, it is common to see Cedar Waxwings, Great Blue Herons, Swallows and Belted Kingfishers.

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Bird Watching Hot Spots

East Inlet and Scott Bog
Both of these water bodies are classified as Waterfowl Habitat Areas by the state of NH, and known for their variety of wildlife viewing opportunities. Paddlers often find the American Bittern, Red-winged Black Bird and several varieties of ducks. Moose, deer and otter sightings are common as well. 

Feeding a gray jay by hand on Magalloway Mountain, Pittsburg, NH
Magalloway Mountain
Hikers commonly encounter Ruffed Grouse on the way to the summit of one of Pittsburg’s highest peaks. Once you've reached the top, you can share your picnic lunch with a friendly Gray Jay. 
Johnson Memorial Park
This is an easy woods walk through a piece of conserved land, providing views of an active Osprey nest and other wildlife in the bog. 

Bald Eagle at Back Lake, Pittsburg, NH
Back Lake
The Bald Eagle and Osprey are frequent visitors on the lake - keep an eye out as they swoop down in search of a fresh trout dinner. Families of Mallards, Mergansers and Loons also spend their summers here. Black-capped Chickadees, Pileated Woodpeckers and Northern Flickers are often seen while walking along Beach or Spooner Roads. 

Hummingbird at Tall Timber, Pittsburg, NH
Don't forget the hummingbirds that are always hanging around the lodge!

Pack your binoculars and field guide and enjoy Pittsburg’s birds, abundant wildlife and beautiful scenery.

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Bird Watching Checklist


The majestic moose is the symbol of the north country and our most popular "local".


Explore the back woods and miles of trails of northern N.H. on an ATV - Ride the Wilds!


Explore the breathtaking views from Pittsburg's high places - there's a hike out there for you!


Plenty of water
to canoe or kayak in N.H.'s northwoods - we have info on the best paddles for you!


Cruise Back Lake
in one of our fiberglass motor boats, or our pontoon boat, - the "Connie C"!


Miles of logging roads are open for mountain biking in Pittsburg, and waiting for you


No posted signs and lots of public land to pursue big game and small game species. It's all here in Pittsburg!


The Partridge Blog offers the latest news and humorous tales in our pursuit of the
"King of Gamebirds".


Skiing, snowshoeing - get out there to explore all of Pittsburg's quiet places in winter.