Upcoming Trips:

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

Trip Leader: Tony Croasdale

Free to all members and non-members

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


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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.


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

Trip Leader: Tony Croasdale

Free to all members and non-members

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


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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.


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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 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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