If you’d like to organize a field trip, please contact Field Trip chairperson, Linda Widdop.

COVID Pandemic Participant Guidelines

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DVOC field trips and programs adhere to the current CDC guidelines. Leaders and participants must
wear face masks throughout the program and maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet. Please do
not come to a field trip if you or a family member is sick or have reason to believe you may have been
exposed to the COVID-19 virus. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting
scopes. Leaders may remove their face covering to be heard by the group while maintaining social
distance. Leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to
these guidelines for the health and safety of all.

Field Trip Participant Information

We encourage participants to regularly check both the DVOC website and Facebook Page in advance of
any field trip as the date or meeting location can change due to road construction, a park closure,
weather conditions, or other last-minute circumstances. Plan on arriving a few minutes before the
scheduled time of the field trip. The time stated is the STARTING time, not the arrival time. This will give
you time to get yourself ready, say hello, visit a restroom and be ready to go.
Field trips are held “in the field” at locations with varying terrain and conditions. Most trips will require
ability to arrive on your own, walk for some distance on unpaved or uneven surfaces. Please dress for
weather and bring bug repellent and water. Restrooms may not always be available. For all day trips,
please come prepared with food, water and have a full tank of gas.

PARTICIPANT RELEASE: My participation in a DVOC field trip or event signifies that I agree not to hold the
DVOC or any of its agents responsible for any accidents, losses, damages, or injuries resulting from my
participation in the field trip or program.

Upcoming Trips:

July 04, 2022
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July 04, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Cliff and Nancy Hence

Free to all members and non-members

Come discover the winged creatures of the Refuge! Meet 9 AM in the Visitors Center parking lot. Walk will be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers and bring water. No registration required.

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July 23, 2022
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July 23, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Nilesh Shah

Free to all members and non-members

Twining Valley Park is a converted golf course located in Upper Dublin. Join Wyncote Audubon to explore this recently acquired open space.


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July 23, 2022
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July 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Cliff and Nancy Hence

Free to all members and non-members

Come discover the winged creatures of the Refuge! Meet 9 AM in the Visitors Center parking lot. Walk will be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers and bring water. No registration required.

Info cwhenceiii@aol.com


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August 07, 2022
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August 07, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Cliff and Nancy Hence

Free to all members and non-members

Come discover the winged creatures of the Refuge! Meet 9 AM in the Visitors Center parking lot. Walk will be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers and bring water. No registration required.

Info cwhenceiii@aol.com


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August 13, 2022
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August 13, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Nilesh Shah

Free to all members and non-members

Join Wyncote Audubon to explore Pine Run Park in Dresher. Meet in the parking lot next to the Montessori School on Jarrettown Rd.


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August 31, 2022
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August 31, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Martin Selzer

Free to all members and non-members

Meet leader Martin Selzer at the Hawk Watch Parking Lot in Fort Washington State Park (FWSP) at 7:30am.
FWSP is an excellent place for Fall migration of both passerines and raptors. We will walk the trails until the morning activity dies down and then participants will be welcome to join the hawk migration counters at the Militia Hill Hawk Watch. Free to all members and non-members.


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September 07, 2022
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September 07, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Martin Selzer

Free to all members and non-members

Meet leader Martin Selzer at the Hawk Watch Parking Lot in Fort Washington State Park (FWSP) at 7:30am.
FWSP is an excellent place for Fall migration of both passerines and raptors. We will walk the trails until the morning activity dies down and then participants will be welcome to join the hawk migration counters at the Militia Hill Hawk Watch. Free to all members and non-members.


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September 14, 2022
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September 14, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Martin Selzer

Free to all members and non-members

Meet leader Martin Selzer at the Hawk Watch Parking Lot in Fort Washington State Park (FWSP) at 7:30am.
FWSP is an excellent place for Fall migration of both passerines and raptors. We will walk the trails until the morning activity dies down and then participants will be welcome to join the hawk migration counters at the Militia Hill Hawk Watch. Free to all members and non-members.


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September 24, 2022
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September 24, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Nilesh Shah

Free to all members and non-members

Twining Valley Park is a converted golf course located in Upper Dublin. Join Wyncote Audubon to explore this recently acquired open space.


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October 22, 2022
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October 22, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Nilesh Shah

Free to all members and non-members

Join Wyncote Audubon to explore Robbins Park in Ambler. Meet in the main parking lot.


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November 19, 2022
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November 19, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Nilesh Shah

Free to all members and non-members

Twining Valley Park is a converted golf course located in Upper Dublin. Join Wyncote Audubon to explore this recently acquired open space.


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All 2022 Trips:

January 01, 2022
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January 01, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Trip Leader: George Armistead

Free to all members and non-members

Sorry gang, George cannot make the trip today. Meet George Armistead at the Navy Yard for ducks and river-watch starting at 8am, meeting at where Broad Street dead ends on the Delaware River. After an ~hour there, we can head over to FDR and do a loop around the ponds. Finish by 10:30am.


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January 01, 2022
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January 01, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: Cliff and Nancy Hence

Free to all members and non-members

Join Nancy and Cliff Hence at Heinz NWR to get your 2022 bird list started with a bang. Serious rain or snow cancels the trip. Otherwise, meet Cliff and Nancy at the Visitor Center parking lot.


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January 22, 2022
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January 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Glen Foerd mansion sits along the Delaware River in the northeastern-most corner of Philly and is one of the best places in the city to study gulls during the winter. While there is no guarantee, we are hoping to see a rare gull such as Iceland or Glaucous Gull. There should also be a good amount of waterfowl out on the river and we can discuss how to distinguish Double-crested Cormorants from the Great Cormorants that visit the area in winter.

We plan this as a stationary event overlooking the river, but if folks want, we can also explore the parkland surrounding the mansion.
Please dress according to the expected weather.

We will meet at 10 am at the flagpole along the river. Folks can join at any point during the event. There is limited parking on-site and along the surrounding roads so please share a ride if you can. The location is also reachable by bus lines 19 and 84. The Torresdale regional rail station is a 15 min walk away.

For questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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February 19, 2022
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February 19, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Glen Foerd mansion sits along the Delaware River in the northeastern-most corner of Philly and is one of the best places in the city to study gulls during the winter. While there is no guarantee, we are hoping to see a rare gull such as Iceland or Glaucous Gull. There should also be a good amount of waterfowl out on the river and we can discuss how to distinguish Double-crested Cormorants from the Great Cormorants that visit the area in winter.

We plan this as a stationary event overlooking the river, but if folks want, we can also explore the parkland surrounding the mansion.
Please dress according to the expected weather.

We will meet at 9 am at the flagpole along the river. Folks can join at any point during the event. There is limited parking on-site and along the surrounding roads so please share a ride if you can. The location is also reachable by bus lines 19 and 84. The Torresdale regional rail station is a 15 min walk away.

For questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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February 20, 2022
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February 20, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Trip Leader: Robin Izarry/Leigh Altadonna

Free to all members and non-members

Join DVOC, Wyncote Audubon and the folks from the Discovery Center for a morning walk around the reservoir to look for wintering ducks and birds. This is an historic spot for Canvasbacks in the city if the water is ice-free. The group will be treated to some awesome origami artwork by our own Tori Sindlinger which represents bird/building collisions. Representatives from Bird Safe Philly will be on hand to talk about the work of the group and opportunities to get involved in the effort.

This event is planned to coincide with the Great Backyard Bird Count. Free event but registration is required.


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February 20, 2022
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February 20, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Trip Leader: Barb Bassett

Free to all members and non-members

Pedricktown Marsh has often had Sandhill Cranes.  Recently, up to 21 Sandhills have been reported here.

Park immediately before the causeway across the marsh.  There is no parking out on the marsh.  We will walk behind the roadway barriers to get to a place where the cranes have been seen.  Also possible this time of year are Northern Harriers, Bald Eagles, and winter ducks, including many American Black Ducks.  Depending on how long it takes to find the Sandhills, we may bird other nearby areas.

NOTE: The location listed is the approximate location of where to park.

eBird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L298497


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February 20, 2022
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February 20, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Art and Nature walk at Lardner’s Point Park concluding with a watercolor painting session.

This art and nature walk will focus on birds in Lardner’s Point Park. In the winter, we can see sparrows, gulls, ducks and possibly Great Cormorants or the resident Peregrine Falcons that nest on the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. We will learn about their characteristics, migration patterns, and role in supporting a healthy ecosystem. Participants will then be invited to make an expressive watercolor painting capturing the color, pattern, and movement of local birds.

We will meet at the entrance to the park off Levick Street. There is limited parking on-site and along the surrounding roads so please share a ride if you can. Please dress according to the expected weather. There is currently construction at the park entrance and it may appear that the road is blocked, however, the park is still open. Drive in past the construction signs and park. The park is along the Route 84 bus route.

This event is free to all, but please register here.

This event is part of a joint program between the Mural Arts Tacony LAB Community Art Center and Riverfront North Partnership, co-facilitated by artist-in-residence Rebecca Schultz and BirdPhilly guide Holger Pflicke. Through environmental education and hands-on arts activities, participants will gain a greater understanding of the riverfront ecosystems along the Delaware River. All participants are invited to contribute to the culminating artwork by attending follow-up workshops at TaconyLAB. Participants of all ages are welcomed and encouraged!


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February 26, 2022
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February 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Trip Leader: Judy Stepenaskie

Free to all members and non-members

Join us to witness the spectacle as over 100,000 snow geese gather on their way north. We’ll also see tundra swans and other waterfowl. Bring lunch. For those who want to stay, we’ll stay until dusk to look for Short-eared Owls.

Meet at the Visitors Center.

Must register via EventBrite. Visit https://wyncoteaudubon.org/ to register.


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February 27, 2022
Late Winter Barnegat Light and Long Beach Island, NJ
February 27, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Meet at the Barnegat Lighthouse parking lot. We’ll look for Harlequin Ducks, Common and Red-throated Loons, Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Purple Sandpipers, Snow Buntings, and more. This is a great time ton hear and see Long-tailed Duck drakes starting to court females. After birding at Barnegat Lighthouse, we’ll bird the inlets along Long Beach Island. We will stop at the local deli for lunch or bring your own for this all-day trip. Dress for the weather.


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March 06, 2022
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March 06, 2022 @ 5:30 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 Rancocas Nature Center. Please call 609 261-2495 to register or REGISTER ONLINE. There is no charge for this program, but donations to Rancocas Nature Center are encouraged.


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March 20, 2022
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March 20, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Glen Foerd mansion sits along the Delaware River in the northeastern-most corner of Philly and is one of the best places in the city to study gulls during the winter. While there is no guarantee, we are hoping to see a rare gull such as Iceland or Glaucous Gull. There should also be a good amount of waterfowl out on the river and we can discuss how to distinguish Double-crested Cormorants from the Great Cormorants that visit the area in winter.

We plan this as a stationary event overlooking the river, but if folks want, we can also explore the parkland surrounding the mansion.
Please dress according to the expected weather.

We will meet at 10 am at the flagpole along the river. Folks can join at any point during the event. There is limited parking on-site and along the surrounding roads so please share a ride if you can. The location is also reachable by bus lines 19 and 84. The Torresdale regional rail station is a 15 min walk away.

For questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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April 05, 2022
Spring Birding at Fox Chase Farm (weekly)
April 05, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Join us at Fox Chase Farm in Northeast Philly as we explore the barnyards and fields for spring birds. The farm is operated by the School District of Philadelphia and is not open to the public so is our opportunity to check out the farm! We will look for field birds, check out the bluebird nesting situation and bird the edge of the woods and along the creek as we make a loop. Of course, we will be watching for cows, pigs, sheep, donkeys, chickens and foxes too.

Park at the farm parking lot at the end of the driveway off of Pine Road.

Walks are scheduled weekly on Tuesdays in April and May.


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April 06, 2022
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April 06, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Meet at Moredon Road Parking lot to take a quick walk around Lorimer Park trails (Montco) looking for new arrivals. We usually find Louisiana Waterthrush singing, many other warblers and passerines. We will loop Fox Chase Farm (Philly) looking for nesting Bluebirds, Cliff and Tree swallows along with other open field birds. Dog friendly for well behaved pooches. We will wrap up by 9 AM so that we can get back to work on time. Cancelled if raining.


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April 10, 2022
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April 10, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1025768

Trip Leader: Robert Karchnyak

Free to all members and non-members

Join us to explore one of Philly’s Top 3 birding locations. This park has a few good birding areas including the lakes, woods and meadows of the old golf course. We will concentrate on areas that are productive each month. Due to consistent flooding in the park please be prepared for muddy and wet areas. Water-proof shoes or mud boots are recommended. Dress for weather.

Meet at the parking lot east of the gazebo (39.9034994, -75.1787725), NOT at the gazebo. In case the gates are closed, please park on 20th Street and walk to the meeting place.

For questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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April 12, 2022
Spring Birding at Fox Chase Farm (weekly)
April 12, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Join us at Fox Chase Farm in Northeast Philly as we explore the barnyards and fields for spring birds. The farm is operated by the School District of Philadelphia and is not open to the public so is our opportunity to check out the farm! We will look for field birds, check out the bluebird nesting situation and bird the edge of the woods and along the creek as we make a loop. Of course, we will be watching for cows, pigs, sheep, donkeys, chickens and foxes too.

Park at the farm parking lot at the end of the driveway off of Pine Road.

Walks are scheduled weekly on Thursdays in April and May.


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April 13, 2022
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April 13, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Meet at Moredon Road Parking lot to take a quick walk around Lorimer Park trails (Montco) looking for new arrivals. We usually find Louisiana Waterthrush singing, many other warblers and passerines. We will loop Fox Chase Farm (Philly) looking for nesting Bluebirds, Cliff and Tree swallows along with other open field birds. Dog friendly for well behaved pooches. We will wrap up by 9 AM so that we can get back to work on time. Cancelled if raining.


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April 20, 2022
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April 20, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: George Armistead

Free to all members and non-members

Join BirdPhilly’s George Armistead for a walk up above and along the wild Wissahickon as we seek warblers, vireos, flycatchers and enjoy all that spring migration has to offer. We’ll aim to work the edges of the meadow and parts of the woodlands as well, for about 2 hours, ending about 9am.


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April 20, 2022
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April 20, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: Jennifer Sherwood

Free to all members and non-members

Meet at Moredon Road Parking lot to take a quick walk around Lorimer Park trails (Montco) looking for new arrivals. We usually find Louisiana Waterthrush singing, many other warblers and passerines. We will loop Fox Chase Farm (Philly) looking for nesting Bluebirds, Cliff and Tree swallows along with other open field birds. Dog friendly for well behaved pooches. We will wrap up by 9 AM so that we can get back to work on time. Cancelled if raining.


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April 21, 2022
Spring Birding at Fox Chase Farm (weekly)
April 21, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Trip Leader: Jennifer Sherwood

Free to all members and non-members

Join us at Fox Chase Farm in Northeast Philly as we explore the barnyards and fields for spring birds. The farm is operated by the School District of Philadelphia and is not open to the public so is our opportunity to check out the farm! We will look for field birds, check out the bluebird nesting situation and bird the edge of the woods and along the creek as we make a loop. Of course, we will be watching for cows, pigs, sheep, donkeys, chickens and foxes too.

Park at the farm parking lot at the end of the driveway off of Pine Road.

Walks are scheduled weekly on Thursdays in April and May.


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April 23, 2022
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April 23, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Barb Bassett

Free to all members and non-members

Join us to explore Washington Lake Park in Washington Township, NJ. We will explore the wooded areas and ponds along the nature trails. The trails are mostly level and easy to walk.

Here is the nature trail map: https://cms2files.revize.com/washingtontownshipnj/Parks%20and%20Recreation/4.Click%20Here%20for%20a%20Washington%20Lake%20Park%20Trail%20Map%20(PDF).pdf 

Meet at the amphitheater (39.74416644279281, -75.0936368570010)  In conjunction with the Washington Township Environmental Commission and Gloucester County Nature Club.

 


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April 23, 2022
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April 23, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Patrick McGill

Free to all members and non-members

Please join us for a bird walk at one of Philly’s most underrated birding locations. While it is still early in spring migration we should see some warblers, thrushes and vireos.
The gate to the parking lot on Verree Road might not be open yet, but it is safe to park along the road. Please use the GPS coordinates below as a guide.
The trip will be a mix of walking along the creek on the paved trail and on rugged hiking trails between Verree and Krewstown Roads.
Pennypack Park – Verree Road Parking Area (40.085197, -75.06179)
For questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.

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April 24, 2022
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April 24, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

Trip Leader: Peter Hamner

Free to all members and non-members

Please join us for a bird walk at Houston Meadow! Spring migration is slowly ramping up and we are bound to see some warblers, thrushes and vireos!

We will meet at the Houston Playground (GPS: 40.0690867, -75.2316676) and walk about 3.5 miles. The terrain will be a loop trail through woods and meadows with some moderate incline. Dress for weather.

No binoculars? No worries! Birding backpacks with binoculars and field guides are now back on loan at the following local Philly libraries: Andorra, Cobbs Creek, Cecil B. Morre, Falls of Schuylkill, Frankford, Greater Olney, Logan, Richmond, South Philly, Torresdale, and Widener.

For questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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April 24, 2022
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April 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1025768

Trip Leader: Robert Karchnyak

Free to all members and non-members

Join us to explore one of Philly’s Top 3 birding locations. This park has a few good birding areas including the lakes, woods and meadows of the old golf course. We will concentrate on areas that are productive each month. Due to consistent flooding in the park please be prepared for muddy and wet areas. Water-proof shoes or mud boots are recommended. Dress for weather.

Meet at the parking lot east of the gazebo (39.9034994, -75.1787725), NOT at the gazebo. In case the gates are closed, please park on 20th Street and walk to the meeting place.

For questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.

Don’t forget to celebrate Earth Day at FDR Park together with the Sierra Club and PennEnvironment:

RSVP


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April 24, 2022
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April 24, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Nilesh Shah

Free to all members and non-members

Twining Valley Park is a converted golf course located in Upper Dublin. Join Wyncote Audubon to explore this recently acquired open space.


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April 24, 2022
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April 24, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

The Meadows at FDR Park is one of the few natural places in South Philadelphia where people can go for a hike, picnic, walk their dog or just explore the great outdoors with friends and family.

City officials are threatening to destroy this great public space and turn it into artificial turf soccer fields, paved roads, buildings and a privately-run golf driving range. So we’re getting together to show the City of Philadelphia that their constituents want to keep this beloved park wild.

Join us on April 24th from 1 pm-3 pm for quick actions, family friendly activities, and chances to make your voice heard.

Please RSVP here.

For questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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April 26, 2022
Spring Birding at Fox Chase Farm (weekly)
April 26, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Join us at Fox Chase Farm in Northeast Philly as we explore the barnyards and fields for spring birds. The farm is operated by the School District of Philadelphia and is not open to the public so is our opportunity to check out the farm! We will look for field birds, check out the bluebird nesting situation and bird the edge of the woods and along the creek as we make a loop. Of course, we will be watching for cows, pigs, sheep, donkeys, chickens and foxes too.

Park at the farm parking lot at the end of the driveway off of Pine Road.

Walks are scheduled weekly on Thursdays in April and May.


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April 27, 2022
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April 27, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: George Armistead

Free to all members and non-members

Join BirdPhilly’s George Armistead for a walk up above and along the wild Wissahickon as we seek warblers, vireos, flycatchers and enjoy all that spring migration has to offer. We’ll aim to work the edges of the meadow and parts of the woodlands as well, for about 2 hours, ending about 9am.


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April 27, 2022
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April 27, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Martin Selzer

Free to all members and non-members

Fort Washington State Park (FWSP) is an excellent place for spring migration. We have tallied up to twenty-eight species in prior spring migration periods. We will walk the trails and bird until the morning activity dies down.

Meet at the Hawk Watch Platform parking lot.


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April 27, 2022
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April 27, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Meet at Moredon Road Parking lot to take a quick walk around Lorimer Park trails (Montco) looking for new arrivals. We usually find Louisiana Waterthrush singing, many other warblers and passerines. We will loop Fox Chase Farm (Philly) looking for nesting Bluebirds, Cliff and Tree swallows along with other open field birds. Dog friendly for well behaved pooches. We will wrap up by 9 AM so that we can get back to work on time. Cancelled if raining.


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April 29, 2022
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April 29, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Trip Leader: Brian Byrnes/Brian Quindlen

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Just 30 acres in size, this township park along Chester Creek is full of wet meadows, forests, and lots of great birds. In late April, we should see plenty of sparrows and warblers. The loop trail is short (~0.6 miles) and mostly flat, but uneven. Trails are often wet or muddy; waterproof or knee-high boots are highly recommended. Our list of birds and other living creatures will be part of the 2022 City Nature Challenge, a global community science initiative. This event is hosted in partnership between BCDC (www.bcdelco.org) and DVOC (www.dvoc.org).
Leaders: Brian Byrnes and Brian Quindlen. Email: brianjbyrnes@yahoo.com

Creek Road and Tanguy Road, Thornbury Township, Delaware County; 39.934285, -75.518156


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April 30, 2022
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April 30, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L3903386

Trip Leader: Peter Hamner

Free to all members and non-members

Fisher Park can hold a nice variety of migrants if anybody does indeed decide to visit this underappreciated little gem in North Philly.

Let’s meet at the small parking lot next to the tennis courts.

No binoculars? No worries! Birding backpacks with binoculars and field guides are now back on loan at the following local Philly libraries: Andorra, Cobbs Creek, Cecil B. Morre, Falls of Schuylkill, Frankford, Greater Olney, Logan, Richmond, South Philly, Torresdale, and Widener.

For questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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May 04, 2022
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May 04, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: George Armistead

Free to all members and non-members

Join BirdPhilly’s George Armistead for a walk up above and along the wild Wissahickon as we seek warblers, vireos, flycatchers and enjoy all that spring migration has to offer. We’ll aim to work the edges of the meadow and parts of the woodlands as well, for about 2 hours, ending about 9am.


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May 04, 2022
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May 04, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Meet at Moredon Road Parking lot to take a quick walk around Lorimer Park trails (Montco) looking for new arrivals. We usually find Louisiana Waterthrush singing, many other warblers and passerines. We will loop Fox Chase Farm (Philly) looking for nesting Bluebirds, Cliff and Tree swallows along with other open field birds. Dog friendly for well behaved pooches. We will wrap up by 9 AM so that we can get back to work on time. Cancelled if raining.


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May 04, 2022
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May 04, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Martin Selzer

Free to all members and non-members

Fort Washington State Park (FWSP) is an excellent place for spring migration. We have tallied up to twenty-eight species in prior spring migration periods. We will walk the trails and bird until the morning activity dies down.

Meet at the Hawk Watch Platform parking lot.


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May 05, 2022
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May 05, 2022 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Join us for an early morning spring migrant search in the heart of the city.
Meet at the Commodore Barry Statue behind Independence Hall. Feel free to join us after 6.30 am anywhere between Independence Hall and the First Bank.For questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.

No binoculars? No worries! Birding backpacks with binoculars and field guides are now back on loan at the following local Philly libraries: Andorra, Cobbs Creek, Cecil B. Morre, Falls of Schuylkill, Frankford, Greater Olney, Logan, Richmond, South Philly, Torresdale, and Widener.


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May 05, 2022
Spring Birding at Fox Chase Farm (weekly)
May 05, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Join us at Fox Chase Farm in Northeast Philly as we explore the barnyards and fields for spring birds. The farm is operated by the School District of Philadelphia and is not open to the public so is our opportunity to check out the farm! We will look for field birds, check out the bluebird nesting situation and bird the edge of the woods and along the creek as we make a loop. Of course, we will be watching for cows, pigs, sheep, donkeys, chickens and foxes too.

Park at the farm parking lot at the end of the driveway off of Pine Road.

Walks are scheduled weekly on Tuesdays in April and May.


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May 08, 2022
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May 08, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Patrick McGill

Free to all members and non-members

Please join us for a bird walk at one of Philly’s most underrated birding locations. While it is still early in spring migration we should see some warblers, thrushes and vireos.
The gate to the parking lot on Verree Road might not be open yet, but it is safe to park along the road. Please use the GPS coordinates below as a guide.
The trip will be a mix of walking along the creek on the paved trail and on rugged hiking trails between Verree and Krewstown Roads.
Pennypack Park – Verree Road Parking Area (40.085197, -75.06179)
For questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.
No binoculars? No worries! Birding backpacks with binoculars and field guides are now back on loan at the following local Philly libraries: Andorra, Cobbs Creek, Cecil B. Morre, Falls of Schuylkill, Frankford, Greater Olney, Logan, Richmond, South Philly, Torresdale, and Widener.

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May 08, 2022
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May 08, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Gregg Gorton & Liz Porter

Free to all members and non-members

This 12-acre park has diverse habitats that typically afford a variety of birds, including many Spring migrants. The species total for the park is over 160 species. On a good day in early May, up to 40-50 species are possible. https://ebird.org/hotspot/L2355914
Meet at the northernmost bridge across the creek in the park, which is just 100 yds in from East Wynnewood Road on Shortridge Drive, where you can park on either side of the road.
We’ll be sure to end at 10am so you can get home for Mother’s Day (assuming you didn’t bring mom along on the walk!)

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May 11, 2022
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May 11, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Meet at Moredon Road Parking lot to take a quick walk around Lorimer Park trails (Montco) looking for new arrivals. We usually find Louisiana Waterthrush singing, many other warblers and passerines. We will loop Fox Chase Farm (Philly) looking for nesting Bluebirds, Cliff and Tree swallows along with other open field birds. Dog friendly for well behaved pooches. We will wrap up by 9 AM so that we can get back to work on time. Cancelled if raining.


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May 12, 2022
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May 12, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1174466?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

Trip Leader: Connor Smyth

Free to all members and non-members

Let’s enjoy some warblers and a great view of the Philly skyline.

We will meet behind the Lemon Hill Mansion. Parking is available along the side of the road, but there is also a small parking area behind the mansion. Buses, 7, 32 and 48 or Trolley 15 will get you there, too (with a short 5-10 min walk).
For questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.
No binoculars? No worries! Birding backpacks with binoculars and field guides are now back on loan at the following local Philly libraries: Andorra, Cobbs Creek, Cecil B. Morre, Falls of Schuylkill, Frankford, Greater Olney, Logan, Richmond, South Philly, Torresdale, and Widener.

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May 12, 2022
Spring Birding at Fox Chase Farm (weekly)
May 12, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Join us at Fox Chase Farm in Northeast Philly as we explore the barnyards and fields for spring birds. The farm is operated by the School District of Philadelphia and is not open to the public so is our opportunity to check out the farm! We will look for field birds, check out the bluebird nesting situation and bird the edge of the woods and along the creek as we make a loop. Of course, we will be watching for cows, pigs, sheep, donkeys, chickens and foxes too.

Park at the farm parking lot at the end of the driveway off of Pine Road.

Walks are scheduled weekly on Thursdays in April and May.


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May 14, 2022
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May 14, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Gregg Gorton, John Lemonick & Rebecca Reicherter

Free to all members and non-members

Meet in front of the Environmental Education (Main) Building.
At this time of year, more than 80 species are possible, with a wide variety of migrants and some waterbirds, shorebirds, raptors, and local species expected.
Trails may be muddy so wear appropriate footwear. Unless there is a torrential downpour, the walk will happen!

Free to all members & non-members


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May 14, 2022
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May 14, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1025768

Trip Leader: Robert Karchnyak

Free to all members and non-members

Join us to explore one of Philly’s Top 3 birding locations. This park has a few good birding areas including the lakes, woods and meadows of the old golf course. We will concentrate on areas that are productive each month. Due to consistent flooding in the park please be prepared for muddy and wet areas. Water-proof shoes or mud boots are recommended. Dress for weather.

Meet at the parking lot east of the gazebo (39.9034994, -75.1787725), NOT at the gazebo. In case the gates are closed, please park on 20th Street and walk to the meeting place.

For questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.

No binoculars? No worries! Birding backpacks with binoculars and field guides are now back on loan at the following local Philly libraries: Andorra, Cobbs Creek, Cecil B. Morre, Falls of Schuylkill, Frankford, Greater Olney, Logan, Richmond, South Philly, Torresdale, and Widener.


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May 18, 2022
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May 18, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Meet at Moredon Road Parking lot to take a quick walk around Lorimer Park trails (Montco) looking for new arrivals. Migration should be picking up now for warblers and passerines. We will loop Fox Chase Farm (Philly) looking for nesting Bluebirds, Cliff and Tree swallows along with other open field birds. Bobolink and Meadowlark are also possible. Dog friendly for well behaved pooches. We will wrap up by 9 AM so that we can get back to work on time. Cancelled if raining.


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May 18, 2022
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May 18, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Martin Selzer

Free to all members and non-members

Fort Washington State Park (FWSP) is an excellent place for spring migration. We have tallied up to twenty-eight species in prior spring migration periods. We will walk the trails and bird until the morning activity dies down.

Meet at the Hawk Watch Platform parking lot.


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May 19, 2022
Spring Birding at Fox Chase Farm (weekly)
May 19, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Join us at Fox Chase Farm in Northeast Philly as we explore the barnyards and fields for spring birds. The farm is operated by the School District of Philadelphia and is not open to the public so is our opportunity to check out the farm! We will look for field birds, check out the bluebird nesting situation and bird the edge of the woods and along the creek as we make a loop. Of course, we will be watching for cows, pigs, sheep, donkeys, chickens and foxes too.

Park at the farm parking lot at the end of the driveway off of Pine Road.

Walks are scheduled weekly on Thursdays in April and May.


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May 21, 2022
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May 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L780291?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

Trip Leader: Patrick McGill

Free to all members and non-members

Please join us for a bird walk at one of Philly’s most underrated birding locations. While it is still early in spring migration we should see some warblers, thrushes and vireos.
The gate to the parking lot on Verree Road might not be open yet, but it is safe to park along the road. Please use the GPS coordinates below as a guide.
The trip will be a mix of walking along the creek on the paved trail and on rugged hiking trails between Verree and Krewstown Roads.
Pennypack Park – Verree Road Parking Area (40.085197, -75.06179)
For questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.
No binoculars? No worries! Birding backpacks with binoculars and field guides are now back on loan at the following local Philly libraries: Andorra, Cobbs Creek, Cecil B. Morre, Falls of Schuylkill, Frankford, Greater Olney, Logan, Richmond, South Philly, Torresdale, and Widener.

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May 21, 2022
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May 21, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Nilesh Shah

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Join Wyncote Audubon to explore Robbins Park in Ambler. Meet in the main parking lot.


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May 22, 2022
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May 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1025768

Trip Leader: Robert Karchnyak

Free to all members and non-members

Join us to explore one of Philly’s Top 3 birding locations. This park has a few good birding areas including the lakes, woods and meadows of the old golf course. We will concentrate on areas that are productive each month. Due to consistent flooding in the park please be prepared for muddy and wet areas. Water-proof shoes or mud boots are recommended. Dress for weather.

Meet at the parking lot east of the gazebo (39.9034994, -75.1787725), NOT at the gazebo. In case the gates are closed, please park on 20th Street and walk to the meeting place.

For questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.

No binoculars? No worries! Birding backpacks with binoculars and field guides are now back on loan at the following local Philly libraries: Andorra, Cobbs Creek, Cecil B. Morre, Falls of Schuylkill, Frankford, Greater Olney, Logan, Richmond, South Philly, Torresdale, and Widener.


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May 25, 2022
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May 25, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Meet at Moredon Road Parking lot to take a quick walk around Lorimer Park trails (Montco) looking for new arrivals. Migration should be at the peak on this last walk of the season. We will loop Fox Chase Farm (Philly) looking for nesting Bluebirds, Cliff and Tree swallows along with other open field birds. Bobolink and Meadowlark are also possible. Dog friendly for well behaved pooches. We will wrap up by 9 AM so that we can get back to work on time. Cancelled if raining.


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May 26, 2022
Spring Birding at Fox Chase Farm (weekly)
May 26, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Join us at Fox Chase Farm in Northeast Philly as we explore the barnyards and fields for spring birds. The farm is operated by the School District of Philadelphia and is not open to the public so is our opportunity to check out the farm! We will look for field birds, check out the bluebird nesting situation and bird the edge of the woods and along the creek as we make a loop. Of course, we will be watching for cows, pigs, sheep, donkeys, chickens and foxes too.

Park at the farm parking lot at the end of the driveway off of Pine Road.

This will be the last walk of the season.


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June 25, 2022
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June 25, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Nilesh Shah

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Join Wyncote Audubon to explore Pine Run Park in Dresher. Meet in the parking lot next to the Montessori School on Jarrettown Rd.


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June 25, 2022
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June 25, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Cliff and Nancy Hence

Free to all members and non-members

Come discover the winged creatures of the Refuge! Meet 9 AM in the Visitors Center parking lot. Walk will be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers and bring water. No registration required.

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July 04, 2022
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July 04, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Cliff and Nancy Hence

Free to all members and non-members

Come discover the winged creatures of the Refuge! Meet 9 AM in the Visitors Center parking lot. Walk will be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers and bring water. No registration required.

Info cwhenceiii@aol.com


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July 23, 2022
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July 23, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Nilesh Shah

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Twining Valley Park is a converted golf course located in Upper Dublin. Join Wyncote Audubon to explore this recently acquired open space.


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July 23, 2022
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July 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Cliff and Nancy Hence

Free to all members and non-members

Come discover the winged creatures of the Refuge! Meet 9 AM in the Visitors Center parking lot. Walk will be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers and bring water. No registration required.

Info cwhenceiii@aol.com


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August 07, 2022
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August 07, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Cliff and Nancy Hence

Free to all members and non-members

Come discover the winged creatures of the Refuge! Meet 9 AM in the Visitors Center parking lot. Walk will be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers and bring water. No registration required.

Info cwhenceiii@aol.com


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August 13, 2022
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August 13, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Nilesh Shah

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Join Wyncote Audubon to explore Pine Run Park in Dresher. Meet in the parking lot next to the Montessori School on Jarrettown Rd.


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August 31, 2022
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August 31, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Martin Selzer

Free to all members and non-members

Meet leader Martin Selzer at the Hawk Watch Parking Lot in Fort Washington State Park (FWSP) at 7:30am.
FWSP is an excellent place for Fall migration of both passerines and raptors. We will walk the trails until the morning activity dies down and then participants will be welcome to join the hawk migration counters at the Militia Hill Hawk Watch. Free to all members and non-members.


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September 07, 2022
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September 07, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Martin Selzer

Free to all members and non-members

Meet leader Martin Selzer at the Hawk Watch Parking Lot in Fort Washington State Park (FWSP) at 7:30am.
FWSP is an excellent place for Fall migration of both passerines and raptors. We will walk the trails until the morning activity dies down and then participants will be welcome to join the hawk migration counters at the Militia Hill Hawk Watch. Free to all members and non-members.


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September 14, 2022
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September 14, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Martin Selzer

Free to all members and non-members

Meet leader Martin Selzer at the Hawk Watch Parking Lot in Fort Washington State Park (FWSP) at 7:30am.
FWSP is an excellent place for Fall migration of both passerines and raptors. We will walk the trails until the morning activity dies down and then participants will be welcome to join the hawk migration counters at the Militia Hill Hawk Watch. Free to all members and non-members.


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September 24, 2022
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September 24, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Nilesh Shah

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Twining Valley Park is a converted golf course located in Upper Dublin. Join Wyncote Audubon to explore this recently acquired open space.


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October 22, 2022
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October 22, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Nilesh Shah

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Join Wyncote Audubon to explore Robbins Park in Ambler. Meet in the main parking lot.


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November 19, 2022
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November 19, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Nilesh Shah

Free to all members and non-members

Twining Valley Park is a converted golf course located in Upper Dublin. Join Wyncote Audubon to explore this recently acquired open space.


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