Upcoming Trips:

April 26, 2019
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April 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Trip Leader: Jason Weckstein

Free to all members and non-members

Jason Weckstein, Associate Professor BEES/Associate Curator of Ornithology Academy of Natural Sciences and Matthew Halley, Ph.D. Candidate BEES will lead a bird/nature walk at Bartram’s Garden. Join them for a few hours in the field to photograph and identify as many species as possible. While the walk will focus on birds, we will also photograph other wildlife and will upload images to iNaturalist. The walk will start at 8 am at the Bartram’s Garden parking lot.

This walk is part of the City Nature Challenge. See https://cncphilly.org/events/ for more CNC events


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April 26, 2019
City Nature Challenge - Independence Hall Bird Walk with Billy Brown and George Armistead
April 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Trip Leader: George Armistead

Free to all members and non-members

Join Billy Brown, nature writer for Grid Magazine and co-host of the Urban Wildlife Podcast along with DVOC President and birder George Armistead on a lunchtime birding walk in Independence National Historical Park. Eighty-six species of birds have been recorded in the park, and we hope to see some of Center City’s resident birds, as well as migrants, passing through. Meet at the Commodore John Barry statue just south of Independence Hall at noon.

This walk is part of the City Nature Challenge. See https://cncphilly.org/events/ for more CNC events


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April 27, 2019
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April 27, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

Trip Leader: Gregg Gorton

Free to all members and non-members

7.30 am – 10.30 am – Expert birder, Gregg Gorton, will lead participants on a bird walk through the beautiful grounds of West Laurel Hill so we can watch and listen for migrants returning north to breed. Attendees will meet at the Conservatory on the grounds (215 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA) and are encouraged to reconvene after the walk at the Conservatory for coffee and doughnuts. This is free event but RSVP is required. Donations will be accepted to support the Lower Merion Conservancy. RSVP Link – https://conta.cc/2MUBEWI

This walk is part of the City Nature Challenge. See https://cncphilly.org/events/ for more CNC events


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April 27, 2019
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April 27, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

Trip Leader: Sandra Keller

Free to all members and non-members

7.30 am – Meet at the Carpenter Rd. parking area off of Rt. 47. Map coordinates: 39.6814451,-75.080186, This place is all walking.

This walk is part of the City Nature Challenge. See https://cncphilly.org/events/ for more CNC events


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April 27, 2019
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April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Navin Sasikumar

Free to all members and non-members

8.00 am – 10.00 am – Meet at the Visitor Center. Quick intro to using iNaturalist and then we can spread out and observe wildlife.
10.30 am – 12.30 pm – John Heinz walk Part 2. We’ll start at the visitor center and explore a different section of the refuge from the earlier walk.

This walk is part of the City Nature Challenge. See https://cncphilly.org/events/ for more CNC events


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April 27, 2019
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April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: Keith Russell

Free to all members and non-members

https://www.discoveryphila.org/audubon-programs/


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April 27, 2019
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April 27, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Trip Leader: Keith Russell

Free to all members and non-members

12.15 pm – Audubon will be having nature walks at the Discovery Center on Saturday April 27 at 12:15 and 1:45 PM. The walks will be led by Keith Russell. The Discovery Center is located in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia at 3401 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121.

This walk is part of the City Nature Challenge. See https://cncphilly.org/events/ for more CNC events


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April 28, 2019
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April 28, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Tony Croasdale

Free to all members and non-members

This walk is part of the Philadelphia City Nature Challenge. We will focus on birds, particularly breeding warblers, but will be looking at plants, insects, fungi etc too. The preserve is in the NJ Pine Barrens however it has a bit more diversity in the plant community, fostering an impressive bird list. This location has prairie, pine, hooded, blue-winged, prothonatary, worm-eating, and many more breeding warblers. This is also a good spot for summer tanager.
Afterwards, we will visit nearby Franklin Parker Preserve for a more plant-focused trip.

This walk is part of the City Nature Challenge. See https://cncphilly.org/events/ for more CNC events


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May 02, 2019
Weekday Spring Migrants at Glen Foerd on the Delaware
May 02, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Take a stroll around this historic estate situated on the Delaware River. We will look for spring migrants, lingering ducks and gulls, and of course keep our eyes open for resident Bald Eagles.

This trip is scheduled for a weekday. Might be nice to ditch work for a few hours. . .

Co-sponsored with Glen Foerd on the Delaware. This is a FREE event but we ask that you register through Eventbrite so that we know how many birders to expect.
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=59596318192


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May 04, 2019
BirdPhilly Walk - Birding By Ear at Tinicum (Heinz NWR) with Gregg Gorton
May 04, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Gregg Gorton

Free to all members and non-members

Join Gregg Gorton to listen for migrating and resident birds at John Heinz NWR in Philadelphia. Bird song is at a high level in May. We will identify birds by sound AND sight. Meet at the Environmental Education Center off of 88th and Lindbergh Blvds.


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2019 Trips:

January 05, 2019
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January 05, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L161004

Trip Leader: Joe Hudson and Dan Sullivan

Free to all members and non-members

Barnegat Inlet SP lies at the northern tip of Long Beach Island, NJ. We will meet birders at the State Park lot behind the famous lighthouse at 10am. After scanning Barnegat Bay, we will walk alongside the jetty bordering the Inlet, birding there and along the Atlantic Ocean beach, returning to the lighthouse by 12:30 pm through the dunes. Target birds include Harlequin and Long-tailed Ducks, Common Eider, Purple Sandpiper and Great Cormorant. Birders should anticipate cold and windy conditions, and dress accordingly. Water and sunblock recommended.


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February 02, 2019
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February 02, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: Barb Bassett

Free to all members and non-members

Meet at Westville Borough park, River Rd, Westville, NJ. 9 am –

We’ll explore various spots along the NJ – Delaware River coast working our way south. Possible stops, depending on the birds, are: Big Timber Creek, Soupy Island, Red Bank Battlefield, Riverwinds, Mantua Creek Ponds, Ft. Billings Park, and Floodgates.

For those that would like to grab lunch afterwards we’ll end at Riverside Inn where we can view the river from inside.


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February 16, 2019
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February 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: Navin Sasikumar

Free to all members and non-members

Join Navin Sasikumar at East Laurel Hill Cemetery to look for wintering birds on the property and along the Schuylkill river. Meet at the Visitor Center (main gate may be closed, we will wait there until they open). Last year’s highlights include Peregrine Falcon and Eastern Phoebe.

If WEST is more your style, join Gregg Gorton on the other side of the river for Laurel Hill Cemetery – WEST field trip (see posting for details)


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February 16, 2019
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February 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Trip Leader: Gregg Gorton

Free to all members and non-members

Join Gregg Gorton to bird the cemetery property to count birds for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Meet at the Conservatory Office parking lot. Enter West Laurel Hill Cemetery at 225 Belmont Avenue in Bala Cynwyd. Once in the cemetery, follow signs for the Office.

If EAST is more your style, join Navin Sasikumar on the other side of the river for Laurel Hill Cemetery – EAST field trip (see posting for details)


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February 23, 2019
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February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: TBA

Free to all members and non-members

Join us on a bird walk with a local birding expert as we hike around a site noted for over 150 species of bird visitor every year. With deep water, limited access, and a lake full of fish, the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir is home to some of the most unique bird species in the area. No experience necessary. This is a joint trip with PA Audubon.


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March 02, 2019
Woodcocking at Rancocas Nature Center with Patty Rehn
March 02, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Trip Leader: Patty Rehn

Free to all members and non-members

Each year in the late winter, the American Woodcock move northward at the beginning of their breeding season. One of their migration stops is the Rancocas meadow– a reliable spot to catch the male of the species perform a fascinating aerial display to impress the female Woodcocks. Join Rancocas naturalist Patty Rehn at dusk for an informational session and unique viewing opportunity. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. This is a joint program with DVOC. As Woodcocks can be hard to pin down, an alternate date of Sunday, February 24 is scheduled. We will notify participants when it gets closer, if the program will switch to the earlier date. Register online, call to register or email us at info@rancocasnaturecenter.org.


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March 09, 2019
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March 09, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Tony Croasdale

Free to all members and non-members

https://www.discoveryphila.org/audubon-programs/


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March 22, 2019
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March 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L1027761

Trip Leader: Tony Croasdale

Free to all members and non-members

We will look and listen for American woodcocks displaying in the meadow. We will also look for owls, foxes, flying squirrels and other
nocturnal wildlife.


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March 31, 2019
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March 31, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: TBA

Free to all members and non-members

Join us on a bird walk with a local birding expert as we hike around a site noted for over 150 species of bird visitor every year. With deep water, limited access, and a lake full of fish, the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir is home to some of the most unique bird species in the area. No experience necessary. This is a joint trip with PA Audubon.


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April 06, 2019
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April 06, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Trip Leader: George Armistead, Martin Selzer

Free to all members and non-members

Joint DVOC/Wyncote Audubon field trip
Meet: 8am at Concrete Ship
Birding til ~130pm. Bring food, or we can make a quick stop at Wawa.
Plan: Birding in the main spots at Cape May and perhaps up the Bayshore, looking for returning Piping Plovers, migrating Bonaparte’s Gull and (fingers crossed!) hopefully for a Little Gull, or Sandhill Cranes somewhere along the way. Good time of year for migrating loons and grebes too. We will adapt our day to where the area’s birds are.
Note: Monitor BirdPhilly Chatter group on WhatsApp and DVOC Facebook page for updates prior to trip, and for live updates during the day of April 6th.


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April 07, 2019
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April 07, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Trip Leader: Tony Croasdale

Free to all members and non-members

TreePhilly will be giving away yard trees from 12 to 2pm. BirdPhilly will lead bird walk at 10:00am. There will be a row-house native plant gardening workshop at 11:00am. To get a free tree to be planted in the ground in your yard contact 215-685-1900 or CCCEC@phila.gov


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April 13, 2019
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April 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: TBA

Free to all members and non-members

Join us on a bird walk with a local birding expert as we hike around a site noted for over 150 species of bird visitor every year. With deep water, limited access, and a lake full of fish, the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir is home to some of the most unique bird species in the area. No experience necessary. This is a joint trip with PA Audubon.


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April 26, 2019
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April 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Trip Leader: Jason Weckstein

Free to all members and non-members

Jason Weckstein, Associate Professor BEES/Associate Curator of Ornithology Academy of Natural Sciences and Matthew Halley, Ph.D. Candidate BEES will lead a bird/nature walk at Bartram’s Garden. Join them for a few hours in the field to photograph and identify as many species as possible. While the walk will focus on birds, we will also photograph other wildlife and will upload images to iNaturalist. The walk will start at 8 am at the Bartram’s Garden parking lot.

This walk is part of the City Nature Challenge. See https://cncphilly.org/events/ for more CNC events


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April 26, 2019
City Nature Challenge - Independence Hall Bird Walk with Billy Brown and George Armistead
April 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Trip Leader: George Armistead

Free to all members and non-members

Join Billy Brown, nature writer for Grid Magazine and co-host of the Urban Wildlife Podcast along with DVOC President and birder George Armistead on a lunchtime birding walk in Independence National Historical Park. Eighty-six species of birds have been recorded in the park, and we hope to see some of Center City’s resident birds, as well as migrants, passing through. Meet at the Commodore John Barry statue just south of Independence Hall at noon.

This walk is part of the City Nature Challenge. See https://cncphilly.org/events/ for more CNC events


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April 27, 2019
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April 27, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

Trip Leader: Gregg Gorton

Free to all members and non-members

7.30 am – 10.30 am – Expert birder, Gregg Gorton, will lead participants on a bird walk through the beautiful grounds of West Laurel Hill so we can watch and listen for migrants returning north to breed. Attendees will meet at the Conservatory on the grounds (215 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA) and are encouraged to reconvene after the walk at the Conservatory for coffee and doughnuts. This is free event but RSVP is required. Donations will be accepted to support the Lower Merion Conservancy. RSVP Link – https://conta.cc/2MUBEWI

This walk is part of the City Nature Challenge. See https://cncphilly.org/events/ for more CNC events


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April 27, 2019
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April 27, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

Trip Leader: Sandra Keller

Free to all members and non-members

7.30 am – Meet at the Carpenter Rd. parking area off of Rt. 47. Map coordinates: 39.6814451,-75.080186, This place is all walking.

This walk is part of the City Nature Challenge. See https://cncphilly.org/events/ for more CNC events


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April 27, 2019
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April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Navin Sasikumar

Free to all members and non-members

8.00 am – 10.00 am – Meet at the Visitor Center. Quick intro to using iNaturalist and then we can spread out and observe wildlife.
10.30 am – 12.30 pm – John Heinz walk Part 2. We’ll start at the visitor center and explore a different section of the refuge from the earlier walk.

This walk is part of the City Nature Challenge. See https://cncphilly.org/events/ for more CNC events


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April 27, 2019
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April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: Keith Russell

Free to all members and non-members

https://www.discoveryphila.org/audubon-programs/


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April 27, 2019
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April 27, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Trip Leader: Keith Russell

Free to all members and non-members

12.15 pm – Audubon will be having nature walks at the Discovery Center on Saturday April 27 at 12:15 and 1:45 PM. The walks will be led by Keith Russell. The Discovery Center is located in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia at 3401 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121.

This walk is part of the City Nature Challenge. See https://cncphilly.org/events/ for more CNC events


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April 28, 2019
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April 28, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Tony Croasdale

Free to all members and non-members

This walk is part of the Philadelphia City Nature Challenge. We will focus on birds, particularly breeding warblers, but will be looking at plants, insects, fungi etc too. The preserve is in the NJ Pine Barrens however it has a bit more diversity in the plant community, fostering an impressive bird list. This location has prairie, pine, hooded, blue-winged, prothonatary, worm-eating, and many more breeding warblers. This is also a good spot for summer tanager.
Afterwards, we will visit nearby Franklin Parker Preserve for a more plant-focused trip.

This walk is part of the City Nature Challenge. See https://cncphilly.org/events/ for more CNC events


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May 02, 2019
Weekday Spring Migrants at Glen Foerd on the Delaware
May 02, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Take a stroll around this historic estate situated on the Delaware River. We will look for spring migrants, lingering ducks and gulls, and of course keep our eyes open for resident Bald Eagles.

This trip is scheduled for a weekday. Might be nice to ditch work for a few hours. . .

Co-sponsored with Glen Foerd on the Delaware. This is a FREE event but we ask that you register through Eventbrite so that we know how many birders to expect.
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=59596318192


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May 04, 2019
BirdPhilly Walk - Birding By Ear at Tinicum (Heinz NWR) with Gregg Gorton
May 04, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Gregg Gorton

Free to all members and non-members

Join Gregg Gorton to listen for migrating and resident birds at John Heinz NWR in Philadelphia. Bird song is at a high level in May. We will identify birds by sound AND sight. Meet at the Environmental Education Center off of 88th and Lindbergh Blvds.


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May 04, 2019
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May 04, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: Win Shafer and Alan Crawford

Free to all members and non-members

Let’s look for warblers (and other migrants) at Ridley Creek State Park! Join Win Shafer and Alan Crawford to explore this hotspot in search of warbles and other migrants. Meet at the Bridle Trail on Gradyville Rd. in Newtown Square.


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May 04, 2019
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May 04, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Tony Croasdale

Free to all members and non-members

https://www.discoveryphila.org/audubon-programs/


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May 19, 2019
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May 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: TBA

Free to all members and non-members

Join us on a bird walk with a local birding expert as we hike around a site noted for over 150 species of bird visitor every year. With deep water, limited access, and a lake full of fish, the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir is home to some of the most unique bird species in the area. No experience necessary. This is a joint trip with PA Audubon.


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June 04, 2019
LAKEHURST NAVAL AIR STATION FOR UPLAND SANDPIPERS
June 04, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Trip Leader: Bob Horton

Free to all members and non-members

Join Bob Horton for the annual DVOC trip to Lakehurst Naval Air Station. The grasslands here are the best annual site in NJ for seeing the breeding displays of Upland Sandpipers. We also expect Grasshopper and Field Sparrows, Horned Lark, Eastern Meadowlark and in the pine forests, Pine Warbler. The site is also host to the hangar for the Hindenburg zeppelin which famously crashed and burned at the site in 1937.

Important: Participants MUST sign up by Wednesday, May 17. Please provide Bob Horton with your full name, drivers license number and state, and date of birth. To grant access to the base, the military needs this information two full weeks before the trip.

Each participant must be a US CITIZEN and will need a valid driver’s license or picture ID. Our stay in the Jump Zone grasslands will be 3 hours.
You must register with Bob Horton for this trip in advance. Email Bob at: horton633@verizon.net. This trip is limited to 20 people.

Meeting time: 7AM at the Cathedral of the Air parking lot in Lakehurst
Directions: Take Rte 70 to the center of Lakehurst. At the McDonalds and gas station, turn onto Rte 547. In about a mile, on the left there is a gray chapel named the Cathedral of the Air. We will car pool from this parking area under the supervision of John Joyce, the base Conservation Officer. Each car entering the base will need a vehicle registration card and proof of insurance.


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June 08, 2019
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June 08, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Tony Croasdale

Free to all members and non-members

https://www.discoveryphila.org/audubon-programs/


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June 22, 2019
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June 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: TBA

Free to all members and non-members

Join us on a bird walk with a local birding expert as we hike around a site noted for over 150 species of bird visitor every year. With deep water, limited access, and a lake full of fish, the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir is home to some of the most unique bird species in the area. No experience necessary. This is a joint trip with PA Audubon.


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November 16, 2019
Glen Foerd On the Delaware
November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: Tony Croasdale

Free to all members and non-members

This trip is timed for the return on wintering waterfowl and gulls. This trip will be at low tide to observe the gulls that roost on a silt bar at the mouth of the Poquessing Creek. We hope to see lesser black-backed and white-winged gulls, common goldeneye, canvasback, great cormorant and bald eagle.

This is a free event co-sponsored by Glen Foerd on the Delaware.


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