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Labor Day in Cape May - NEW DATE!
September 3, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Higbee Beach, New Jersey 08204, USA
**** NEW DATE **** A few folks asked if we could move the trip to Sunday to avoid mega shore traffic on Monday. Makes sense!
We will start at Higbee Beach for early migrants. We often find the best birds early in the season before the crowds arrive including Golden-wing, Cerulean, Worm-eating and other warblers,. Bring your dog for a good romp too. Meet at Higbee parking area 7 AM. Continue up the bayshore in search of returning shorebirds. We will station ourselves along the beach at Villas with scopes to scan for banded Sanderling and Semi-palmated Sandpipers at high tide.
Bring bugspray, binoculars and scope if you have one.
Feel free to jump in and out during the day. This trip is dog friendly too. Bring your well behaved pooch. I will provide my cell phone number for communication and location.
This DVOC trip is free to members and non-members. Bring a friend!
Meet at Higbee Beach parking lot at 7 AM
Trip Leader - Linda Widdop
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Morning Birding at Haddington Woods
September 16, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Haddington Woods, Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19151, USA
On Saturday 9/16 there will be two bird walks in two beautiful sections of Cobbs Creek Park. 7:00am at Haddington Woods and 10:30 at Morris Park. Come to either or both!
More Information: Email Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org
Morning Birding at Morris Park
September 16, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
6839 Lansdowne Ave, Philadelphia , PA
Harper’s and Andorra Meadow
September 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Wissahickon Environmental Center- Tree House, 300 W Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, USA
Harper’s and Andorra Meadow
Sunday September 17th Meet at the Tree House 8:00-11:00am
This walk will visit Harper's Meadow, known for migrating warblers and Andorra Meadow for bluebirds, sparrows and other open country birds.
Leader: Martin Selzer
Lisa Kiziuk - The Motus: Building a Northeastern Wildlife Tracking Network
September 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
After more than a century of research, our understanding of the movement ecology of migratory animals is still surprisingly rudimentary. Yet understanding how animals move across the landscape is critical to preserving them in a rapidly changing world. A new generation of miniaturized VHF radio telemetry technology, coupled with a rapidly expanding network of automated receiver stations through the Motus Wildlife Tracking System (Motus), has the ability to bring greater precision and efficiency to the study of migratory species. However, the greatest drawback to the current Motus array is its limited geography and coastal nature.
In 2016 we formed the Northeastern Motus Collaborative (NMC) to establish a network of wildlife tracking radio receivers across Pennsylvania and the interior Northeast. This project will expand upon the current array of towers, increasing researcher's ability to monitor interior flyways in the northeastern United States. Over the next three years, the NMC aims to complete three phases of tower construction: 1) Install a line of 18 towers across Pennsylvania from Philadelphia to Lake Erie by September 2017; 2) Expand the statewide Pennsylvania network to approximately 40 towers by the end of 2018; 3) In 2019, establish 30 or more towers northward in New York and New England, creating a more diffuse network across the Northeast inland region. Once a minimum threshold of stations within the overall network has been achieved, we will begin to deploy VHF nanotags on nesting and migrant Northern Saw-whet Owls (Aegolius acadicus) at Project Owlnet cooperator stations in New England and eastern Canada, allowing us for the first time to track their movement in real time across continental scales. Expanding the Motus network to cover the mid-Atlantic and Northeast will fill a critical geographic gap and will dramatically increase our ability to understand migration and habitat use by hundreds of species of migrants.
Lisa Kiziuk is director of bird conservation at the Willistown Conservation Trust (WCT) in Chester County, PA. As a federally licensed bird bander, she and Doris McGovern co-manage the Rushton Woods Bird Banding Station, which includes a migratory passerine program, a breeding bird MAPS survey, and a Northern Saw-whet Owl program. Lisa is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in their graduate program of environmental science, and frequently serves as a guest lecturer for local universities, garden clubs, and non-profit organizations. Lisa has a Masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and was presented with the Rosalie Edge Conservation Award by the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club in 2011 for her work in bird conservation.
Tacony Creek Park
September 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
4528 I St, Philadelphia, PA 19124, USA
Tacony Creek Park Birdwalk, September 23, 8am-10:30am
I & Ramona Gateway of Tacony Creek Park, 4528 I St, Philadelphia, PA 19124, USA
Hosted by the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership. Join us for a free walk led by expert birder Martin Selzer of Wyncote Audubon. Expect some good bird spotting during the fall migration, in addition to our great year-round birds. Donuts, coffee, and binoculars will be provided. RSVPs appreciated, but walk-ins are always welcome! RSVP to email@example.com or 215-744-1853.
Andorra, Heinz NWR, Militia Hill, Mill Grove, Valley Forge
September 29, 2017 @ 7:30 am - October 1, 2017 10:00 am
DVOC/BirdPhilly are hosting bird walks for the American Birding Expo at Andorra Meadow, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge,John James Audubon Center Mill Grove, Valley Forge National Historic Park, and Fort Washington State Park's Militia Hill Hawk Watch
for more info and to register for the expo: