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:

October 31, 2021
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October 31, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 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.

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


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November 07, 2021
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November 07, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Please join us for a bird walk at this underappreciated park in NE Philly! We should see woodpeckers, finches, sparrows and maybe a hawk or two.

We will meet at the Whitaker Ave entrance (40.021691, -75.112324) and walk about 2 miles. Dress for weather.

Public transit is accessible at Whitaker/Wyoming Ave and from there it is one block on foot.

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


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November 12, 2021
Saw-whet Owl Banding at Rushton Woods Preserve
November 12, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Trip Leader: Doris McGovern

Free to all members and non-members

Join Master Bander, Doris McGovern at Rushton Farms for an informative evening of Saw-whet Owl banding. We will observe volunteers as they check mist nets for owls and then process measurements and collect other data back at the barn before releasing the owls back into the night. Dress for weather. Bring head lamp, warm clothes, good shoes for what could be deep wet grass. Park in the gravel lot and enter the small red farm shed across the drive.

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All 2021 Trips:

March 07, 2021
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March 07, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Trip Leader: Debbie Beer

Free to all members and non-members

New and young birders are invited to join the Woodcock Wonders Outing on Sunday, March 7, 5:30-6:45 pm, at Eastwick meadows, led by Debbie Beer. Wear sturdy shoes for trekking uneven, wet, muddy terrain. We will walk a short distance, then stand and listen for these unique birds. Go to John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Phila, but do not enter the refuge. Instead, drive to the end of Lindbergh Blvd, and park near concrete barriers. Group size limited, mask-wearing and social distancing required. Please pre-register by emailing Debbie Beer, debbeer1023@gmail.com.


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March 07, 2021
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March 07, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Trip Leader: Patty Rehn and Steve Mattan

Free to all members and non-members

The Rancocas Nature Center is an excellent location to see the display of the American Woodcock in late winter. Steve Mattan and Patty Rehn will be leading a joint trip with the Rancocas Nature center. The woodcock display program is 2 parts: one virtual and the other on-site at the Rancocas Nature Center. Registrants can do either part of the program or both.

The First Part is an informational presentation via zoom about the American Woodcock: Wednesday, March 3 at 7pm

The Second Part is at the Rancocas Nature Center: Sunday, March 7 at 6pm.

We will take a short walk into the fields to see and hear the display. Masks required. Limited to 15 participants. Pre-registration required. Email info@rancocasnaturecenter.org to register. There is no charge for this program, but donations to the Rancocas Nature Center are encouraged.
Leaders: Patty Rehn and Steve Mattan
Meet: Parking lot of the Rancocas Nature Center. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rancocas+Nature+Center/@40.0033759,-74.8208808,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xa71a76636aed7ecd!8m2!3d40.0033759!4d-74.8208808


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March 28, 2021
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March 28, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1025768

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

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)


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April 06, 2021
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April 06, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Trip Leader: Patty Rehn

Free to all members and non-members

Every Tuesday at 4pm during April and May, Patty Rehn will lead a bird walk through various habitats at the Rancocas Nature Center. All skill levels are welcome! Let’s see how many species of birds we can record in the two-month period. Possible sightings will include migrants and seasonal and year-round residents.

Register for the Rancocas Nature Center and DVOC (Delaware Valley Ornithological Club) joint walk by emailing info@rancocasnaturecenter.org. Limited to 15 participants. If the program is canceled due to weather, registrants will be notified by email. Social distancing and face masks are required for all attendees. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Cost: Free. The series continues on April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18, and 25.


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April 07, 2021
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April 07, 2021 @ 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 11, 2021
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April 11, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L732494

Trip Leader: Patrick McGill

Free to all members and non-members

Pennypack on the Delaware is uniquely positioned along the river providing crucial habitat for migrants and the odd rarity. The flats at the confluence of Pennypack Creek and the Delaware frequently host gulls and shorebirds. The park also hosts Philadelphia’s most viewable Bald Eagle nest. Dress for weather.
Meet at the Gazebo.


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April 13, 2021
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April 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Trip Leader: Patty Rehn

Free to all members and non-members

Every Tuesday at 4pm during April and May, Patty Rehn will lead a bird walk through various habitats at the Rancocas Nature Center. All skill levels are welcome! Let’s see how many species of birds we can record in the two-month period. Possible sightings will include migrants and seasonal and year-round residents.

Register for the Rancocas Nature Center and DVOC (Delaware Valley Ornithological Club) joint walk by emailing info@rancocasnaturecenter.org. Limited to 15 participants. If the program is canceled due to weather, registrants will be notified by email. Social distancing and face masks are required for all attendees. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Cost: Free. The series continues on April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18, and 25.


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April 14, 2021
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April 14, 2021 @ 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 18, 2021
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April 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1025768

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

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). 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 20, 2021
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April 20, 2021 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 am

Trip Leader: Matt Halley

Free to all members and non-members

Matt will be leading an early morning walk to commemorate William Bartram’s birthday. Meet in the parking lot at 6 AM.


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April 20, 2021
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April 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Trip Leader: Patty Rehn

Free to all members and non-members

Every Tuesday at 4pm during April and May, Patty Rehn will lead a bird walk through various habitats at the Rancocas Nature Center. All skill levels are welcome! Let’s see how many species of birds we can record in the two-month period. Possible sightings will include migrants and seasonal and year-round residents.

Register for the Rancocas Nature Center and DVOC (Delaware Valley Ornithological Club) joint walk by emailing info@rancocasnaturecenter.org. Limited to 15 participants. If the program is canceled due to weather, registrants will be notified by email. Social distancing and face masks are required for all attendees. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Cost: Free. The series continues on April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18, and 25.


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April 21, 2021
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April 21, 2021 @ 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 22, 2021
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April 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Trip Leader: Patty Rehn

Free to all members and non-members

Thursdays at 4pm during April and May, Patty Rehn will lead bird walks through various habitats at the Dr. Still Historic Site. All skill levels are welcome! Let’s see how many species of birds we can record! Possible sightings will include migrants, seasonal and year-round residents.

Register for the Dr. Still Historic Site and DVOC (Delaware Valley Ornithological Club) joint walk by texting 609-412-3394 with name and number of participants prior to noon on date of walk. If the program is canceled due to weather, registrants will be notified by text at noon on the date of scheduled walk. Social distancing and face masks are required for all attendees.

Meet in the parking lot located next to 209 Church Rd. Medford NJ. https://goo.gl/maps/51HbbxEd5CVePvgN6 Cost: Free, but donations to the Dr. James Still Historic Site are greatly appreciated. http://www.drjamesstillcenter.org/


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April 23, 2021
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April 23, 2021 @ 6:00 am - 1:00 pm

Trip Leader: George Armistead, Liam Hart, Tom Reed

Free to all members and non-members

We’ll meet at the Coral Ave. Dune Crossover and spend the first 2-3 hours of the morning watching whatever migrants come in, hoping for a nice morning songbird or waterbird flight. It will be a great opportunity to learn about the annual Cape May spring watch census conducted by Tom Reed and crew. The fall censuses are well known but the spring one is less well known.

This is a great trip for folks working on their Billings Big Year list!

Liam, Tom & George will be there from 6am to 9am and perhaps later depending on the flight. We will then size up the day and probably visit another nearby spot like South Cape May Meadows, Stone Harbor, etc. We’ll end the field trip around 1pm. Limit to 10 participants (not including leaders).


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April 24, 2021
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April 24, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

Trip Leader: Alan Crawford, Win Shafer, Brian Storey, Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Belleplain State Forest is the southern end of the pine barrens. The area is great for early spring migrants as well as breeding birds including Summer Tanager, Prothonotary, Worm-eating and Hooded warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush and Ovenbirds. We will drive to various spots in the park and make short walks. Bring water.

Perhaps finish with a stop at the Sumner Ave. Pee Fields and/or Jake’s Landing

TRAFFIC NOTE – the bridge at Dennisville lake, south of Belleplain is out. Detour is in effect. Please plan accordingly if joining from south of Belleplain.


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April 24, 2021
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April 24, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Trip Leader: Nilesh Shah

Free to all members and non-members

We will hike a circuit through this property through a wide variety of habitats, including small parcels of forest, meadows with native grasses and bird boxes and a trail that follows the Pennypack Creek. Besides the birds common to these habitats, the hike should provide opportunities to see a range of spring migrants. The trail follows the rolling terrain in the park.

Participants should be prepared for short, moderately steep sections of the trail and a good pair of hiking shoes will be helpful, but not essential. Approximate length of the hike is 2.3 miles.

Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot – 2955 Edge Hill Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19002


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April 27, 2021
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April 27, 2021 @ 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 27, 2021
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April 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Trip Leader: Patty Rehn

Free to all members and non-members

Every Tuesday at 4pm during April and May, Patty Rehn will lead a bird walk through various habitats at the Rancocas Nature Center. All skill levels are welcome! Let’s see how many species of birds we can record in the two-month period. Possible sightings will include migrants and seasonal and year-round residents.

Register for the Rancocas Nature Center and DVOC (Delaware Valley Ornithological Club) joint walk by emailing info@rancocasnaturecenter.org. Limited to 15 participants. If the program is canceled due to weather, registrants will be notified by email. Social distancing and face masks are required for all attendees. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Cost: Free. The series continues on April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18, and 25.


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April 29, 2021
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April 29, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Trip Leader: Patty Rehn

Free to all members and non-members

Thursdays at 4pm during April and May, Patty Rehn will lead bird walks through various habitats at the Dr. Still Historic Site. All skill levels are welcome! Let’s see how many species of birds we can record! Possible sightings will include migrants, seasonal and year-round residents.

Register for the Dr. Still Historic Site and DVOC (Delaware Valley Ornithological Club) joint walk by texting 609-412-3394 with name and number of participants prior to noon on date of walk. If the program is canceled due to weather, registrants will be notified by text at noon on the date of scheduled walk. Social distancing and face masks are required for all attendees.

Meet in the parking lot located next to 209 Church Rd. Medford NJ. https://goo.gl/maps/51HbbxEd5CVePvgN6 Cost: Free, but donations to the Dr. James Still Historic Site are greatly appreciated. http://www.drjamesstillcenter.org/


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April 30, 2021
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April 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: Tony Croasdale

Free to all members and non-members

We will be birding Center City every Friday morning in May at 8:00am to enjoy peak songbird migration and to see the nesting Peregrine Falcons and Red-tailed Hawks.

4/30 Eakins Oval to Lloyd Hall meet at Rocky Statue

5/7 Rittenhouse meet at 18th and Walnut Street

5/14 Rail Park meet at 13th and Noble Entrance

5/21 Franklin Square and Independence Hall meet at 6th and Race

5/28 City Hall/ Love Park meet at City Hall, South Broad St side


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May 01, 2021
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May 01, 2021 @ 6:00 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Bill Reaume

Free to all members and non-members

Come on out and enjoy spring migration at Awbury Arboretum. Awbury is a 55 acre privately owned arboretum in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Over 150 species have been recorded at this little gem. The arboretum is a nice patch of green space in an area of dense housing and functions as a migrant trap attracting a great mix of birds and often giving excellent views of warblers and more.  We will be starting out at 6:00 am and finishing by late morning.  Parking at the arboretum is rather limited, so we will be meeting on Ardleigh Street directly opposite Awbury Recreation Center.  There is ample street parking available in this location.

Our birding backpacks (including binoculars and field guide) are currently only available for loan at Andorra, Logan and Richmond libraries due to the pandemic. For details regarding the lending process and other questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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May 01, 2021
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May 01, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

Trip Leader: Win Shafer, Alan Crawford, Brian Storey

Free to all members and non-members

For breeders and spring migrants. Expected: warblers, including occasional Kentucky, Louisiana Waterthrush; thrushes (possibly including Swainson’s), vireos, flycatchers and many others.

Meet at Ridley Creek bridge on Gradyville Road (near Newtown Square, PA)


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May 01, 2021
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May 01, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Please join us for a bird walk at one of Philly’s lesser known or maybe even better – unknown – birding locations.
West Fairmount Park is huge but we will only focus on the middle section along the more or less newly established Trolley Trail and its side trails. 

Let’s meet at the parking lot next to the Car Barn building (39.989201, -75.209724). The walk will include some up- and downhills.

Our birding backpacks (including binoculars and field guide) are currently only available for loan at Andorra, Logan and Richmond libraries due to the pandemic. For details regarding the lending process and other questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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May 02, 2021
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May 02, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Barb Bassett

Free to all members and non-members

Come and enjoy Spring Migration at Ceres Park, Mantua Township, Gloucester County, NJ. It is also the first day of City Nature Challenge so all iNaturalist entries will be added to the Philadelphia CNC Project. Ceres Park is a beautiful landscape of natural growth, hosting a variety of animal life that includes mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and many bird species. Per eBird, in April and May, 123 bird species have been sighted, 132 overall. With an extensive trail system through upland and wetland forests, the preserve covers 52 acres. From the parking lot, there are many trails which lead through a diverse selection of plant life and have beautiful views of Emerald and Cedar Lakes. These lakes were once “marl pits,” formed during a mining operation that existed here through the 1800s and early 1900s. Marl is a nutrient-rich marine deposit that was used as fertilizer and gave towns like “Marlton” and “Marlboro” their names. If we are lucky, we may hear or see Pileated Woodpeckers (rare for South Jersey) that are known to frequent Ceres Park.

Meet at the Main Lot at 7:30 am. 940 Main St. Sewell, NJ 08080


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May 02, 2021
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May 02, 2021 @ 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.

Our birding backpacks (including binoculars and field guide) are currently only available for loan at Andorra, Logan and Richmond libraries due to the pandemic. For details regarding the lending process and other questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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May 02, 2021
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May 02, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Trip Leader: Anne Bekker & Janet Novak

Free to all members and non-members

Important: This trip is full, but you can sign up for a waitlist below.

As part of the City Nature Challenge, the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club and the Philadelphia Botanical Club are partnering to host a trip to the New Jersey Pine Barrens. We’ll find diverse plants, birds, fungi, insects and more – and have fun documenting them on iNaturalist! Our tentative agenda includes a start at the Huber Prairie Warbler Preserve (for possible prothonotary, hooded and of course prairie warblers – and others), followed by a walk at the Franklin Parker Preserve (deservedly known as a place to see the classic pine barrens plants; we’ll pick up some waders, shorebirds and raptors). Species likely to be in bloom include Pyxidanthera barbulata (pixiemoss), Kalmia buxifolia (sandmyrtle), and Hudsonia ericoides (goldenheather). We may finish with a stop near the Carranza Memorial. Details TBD – the agenda may change depending on reports closer to the date. Walk with us as long as you’d like, dress for ticks and don’t forget to bring food and water.

Registration is required, and the trip is limited to 14 participants. This is potentially an all-day trip, with visits to several spots, if the weather cooperates and if there’s time/interest.
Directions will be provided upon registration.
Leaders: Anne Bekker, anne.sarah.bekker@gmail.com or 215-586-0636; and Janet Novak, botany@indri.org or 215-534-6700 (cell).


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May 04, 2021
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May 04, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Trip Leader: George Armistead

Free to all members and non-members

We’ll search for migrant birds in the “Birdplace” of America, while discussing bird migration through Philadelphia, with information about BirdSafe Philly & Lights Out Philly programs.
Meet at the Commodore Barry Statue behind Independence Hall.

Our birding backpacks (including binoculars and field guide) are currently only available for loan at Andorra, Logan and Richmond libraries due to the pandemic. For details regarding the lending process and other questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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May 04, 2021
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May 04, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Trip Leader: Patty Rehn

Free to all members and non-members

Every Tuesday at 4pm during April and May, Patty Rehn will lead a bird walk through various habitats at the Rancocas Nature Center. All skill levels are welcome! Let’s see how many species of birds we can record in the two-month period. Possible sightings will include migrants and seasonal and year-round residents.

Register for the Rancocas Nature Center and DVOC (Delaware Valley Ornithological Club) joint walk by emailing info@rancocasnaturecenter.org. Limited to 15 participants. If the program is canceled due to weather, registrants will be notified by email. Social distancing and face masks are required for all attendees. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Cost: Free. The series continues on April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18, and 25.


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May 05, 2021
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May 05, 2021 @ 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 05, 2021
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May 05, 2021 @ 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 06, 2021
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May 06, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Trip Leader: Patty Rehn

Free to all members and non-members

Thursdays at 4pm during April and May, Patty Rehn will lead bird walks through various habitats at the Dr. Still Historic Site. All skill levels are welcome! Let’s see how many species of birds we can record! Possible sightings will include migrants, seasonal and year-round residents.

Register for the Dr. Still Historic Site and DVOC (Delaware Valley Ornithological Club) joint walk by texting 609-412-3394 with name and number of participants prior to noon on date of walk. If the program is canceled due to weather, registrants will be notified by text at noon on the date of scheduled walk. Social distancing and face masks are required for all attendees.

Meet in the parking lot located next to 209 Church Rd. Medford NJ. https://goo.gl/maps/51HbbxEd5CVePvgN6 Cost: Free, but donations to the Dr. James Still Historic Site are greatly appreciated. http://www.drjamesstillcenter.org/


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May 07, 2021
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May 07, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: Tony Croasdale

Free to all members and non-members

We will be birding Center City every Friday morning in May at 8:00am to enjoy peak songbird migration and to see the nesting Peregrine Falcons and Red-tailed Hawks.

4/30 Eakins Oval to Lloyd Hall meet at Rocky Statue

5/7 Rittenhouse meet at 18th and Walnut Street

5/14 Rail Park meet at 13th and Noble Entrance

5/21 Franklin Square and Independence Hall meet at 6th and Race

5/28 City Hall/ Love Park meet at City Hall, South Broad St side


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May 08, 2021
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May 08, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1025768

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

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 St and walk to the meeting place.

For questions or to cancel your attendance, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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May 09, 2021
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May 09, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 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. It is peak spring migration and we are bound to 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 as a guide.
The trip will be a mix of walking along the creek on the paved trail and on rugged hiking trail between Verree and Krewstown Roads.

Pennypack Park – Verree Road Parking Area (40.085197, -75.061796)

Our birding backpacks (including binoculars and field guide) are currently only available for loan at Andorra, Logan and Richmond libraries due to the pandemic. For details regarding the lending process and other questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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May 09, 2021
Shorebirds and Migrants at Heislerville WMA
May 09, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Trip Leader: Harvey Tomlinson and Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

Heislerville WMA located in Cumberland County NJ along the bayshore is an excellent location to observe thousands of shorebirds as they stopover on their way to breeding grounds in the north. Several species of shorebirds amass in numbers with possibility to find a rarity such as Curlew Sandpiper which has been found here in recent years. Bring a camera as this is great for photography. Bring a scope if you have one. Bug repellent is a good idea. This trip is timed with high tide to maximize number of birds in the impoundments.

Meet at the shell parking lot on Matt’s Landing Rd. We will walk around the impoundments from there.

Rain date May 16th at 11 AM.


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May 11, 2021
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May 11, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Trip Leader: George Armistead

Free to all members and non-members

We’ll search for migrant birds in the “Birdplace” of America, while discussing bird migration through Philadelphia, with information about BirdSafe Philly & Lights Out Philly programs.
Meet at the Commodore Barry Statue behind Independence Hall.


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May 11, 2021
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May 11, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Trip Leader: Patty Rehn

Free to all members and non-members

Every Tuesday at 4pm during April and May, Patty Rehn will lead a bird walk through various habitats at the Rancocas Nature Center. All skill levels are welcome! Let’s see how many species of birds we can record in the two-month period. Possible sightings will include migrants and seasonal and year-round residents.

Register for the Rancocas Nature Center and DVOC (Delaware Valley Ornithological Club) joint walk by emailing info@rancocasnaturecenter.org. Limited to 15 participants. If the program is canceled due to weather, registrants will be notified by email. Social distancing and face masks are required for all attendees. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Cost: Free. The series continues on April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18, and 25.


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May 12, 2021
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May 12, 2021 @ 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, 2021
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May 12, 2021 @ 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 13, 2021
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May 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Trip Leader: Patty Rehn

Free to all members and non-members

Thursdays at 4pm during April and May, Patty Rehn will lead bird walks through various habitats at the Dr. Still Historic Site. All skill levels are welcome! Let’s see how many species of birds we can record! Possible sightings will include migrants, seasonal and year-round residents.

Register for the Dr. Still Historic Site and DVOC (Delaware Valley Ornithological Club) joint walk by texting 609-412-3394 with name and number of participants prior to noon on date of walk. If the program is canceled due to weather, registrants will be notified by text at noon on the date of scheduled walk. Social distancing and face masks are required for all attendees.

Meet in the parking lot located next to 209 Church Rd. Medford NJ. https://goo.gl/maps/51HbbxEd5CVePvgN6 Cost: Free, but donations to the Dr. James Still Historic Site are greatly appreciated. http://www.drjamesstillcenter.org/


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May 14, 2021
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May 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: Tony Croasdale

Free to all members and non-members

We will be birding Center City every Friday morning in May at 8:00am to enjoy peak songbird migration and to see the nesting Peregrine Falcons and Red-tailed Hawks.

4/30 Eakins Oval to Lloyd Hall meet at Rocky Statue

5/7 Rittenhouse meet at 18th and Walnut Street

5/14 Rail Park meet at 13th and Noble Entrance

5/21 Franklin Square and Independence Hall meet at 6th and Race

5/28 City Hall/ Love Park meet at City Hall, South Broad St side


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May 15, 2021
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May 15, 2021 @ 6:00 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Bill Reaume

Free to all members and non-members

Come on out and enjoy spring migration at Awbury Arboretum. Awbury is a 55 acre privately owned arboretum in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Over 150 species have been recorded at this little gem. The arboretum is a nice patch of green space in an area of dense housing and functions as a migrant trap attracting a great mix of birds and often giving excellent views of warblers and more.  We will be starting out at 6:00 am and finishing by late morning.  Parking at the arboretum is rather limited, so we will be meeting on Ardleigh Street directly opposite Awbury Recreation Center.  There is ample street parking available in this location.

For questions or to cancel your attendance, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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May 15, 2021
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May 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Liam Hart

Free to all members and non-members

Take a stroll around this historic estate situated on the Delaware River where Poquessing Creek meets the river. The property is small but is great for migrants, ducks and gulls, and of course Bald Eagles.

Our birding backpacks (including binoculars and field guide) are currently only available for loan at Andorra, Logan and Richmond libraries due to the pandemic. For details regarding the lending process and other questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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May 15, 2021
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May 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Please join us for a bird walk at this underappreciated park in NE Philly! It is peak spring migration and we are bound to see some warblers, thrushes and vireos!

We will meet at the Ramona Ave entrance (40.016572, -75.107705) and walk about 2-3 miles. Dress for weather.

Our birding backpacks (including binoculars and field guide) are currently only available for loan at Andorra, Logan and Richmond libraries due to the pandemic. For details regarding the lending process and other questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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May 16, 2021
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May 16, 2021 @ 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.

Our birding backpacks (including binoculars and field guide) are currently only available for loan at Andorra, Logan and Richmond libraries due to the pandemic. For details regarding the lending process and other questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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May 16, 2021
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May 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Please join us for a bird walk at one of Philly’s most underrated birding locations. It is peak spring migration and we are bound to 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 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)

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May 18, 2021
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May 18, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Trip Leader: George Armistead

Free to all members and non-members

We’ll search for migrant birds in the “Birdplace” of America, while discussing bird migration through Philadelphia, with information about BirdSafe Philly & Lights Out Philly programs.
Meet at the Commodore Barry Statue behind Independence Hall.


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May 18, 2021
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May 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Trip Leader: Patty Rehn

Free to all members and non-members

Every Tuesday at 4pm during April and May, Patty Rehn will lead a bird walk through various habitats at the Rancocas Nature Center. All skill levels are welcome! Let’s see how many species of birds we can record in the two-month period. Possible sightings will include migrants and seasonal and year-round residents.

Register for the Rancocas Nature Center and DVOC (Delaware Valley Ornithological Club) joint walk by emailing info@rancocasnaturecenter.org. Limited to 15 participants. If the program is canceled due to weather, registrants will be notified by email. Social distancing and face masks are required for all attendees. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Cost: Free. The series continues on April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18, and 25.


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May 19, 2021
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May 19, 2021 @ 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 21, 2021
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May 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: Tony Croasdale

Free to all members and non-members

We will be birding Center City every Friday morning in May at 8:00am to enjoy peak songbird migration and to see the nesting Peregrine Falcons and Red-tailed Hawks.

4/30 Eakins Oval to Lloyd Hall meet at Rocky Statue

5/7 Rittenhouse meet at 18th and Walnut Street

5/14 Rail Park meet at 13th and Noble Entrance

5/21 Franklin Square and Independence Hall meet at 6th and Race

5/28 City Hall/ Love Park meet at City Hall, South Broad St side


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May 22, 2021
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May 22, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Please join us for a bird walk at this rarely-visited park in far NE Philly! It is the end of peak spring migration, but we should still see some warblers, thrushes and vireos.

Let’s meet at the end of McNulty Road (14400 McNulty Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154). There is a dead end. Cars can be parked along the road. GPS for Google Maps: 40.107337, -74.972503.

Sturdy footwear is recommended as the ground can be wet and muddy. We will walk for 2-3 miles.

Our birding backpacks (including binoculars and field guide) are currently only available for loan at Andorra, Logan and Richmond libraries due to the pandemic. For details regarding the lending process and other questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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May 22, 2021
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May 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: Yong Kong

Free to all members and non-members

We will explore “Brig” looking for shorebirds, gulls and other migrants by driving the wildlife loop. We will make stops along the drive where we have good views of shorebirds that use this WMA as a stopover on their way to breeding grounds in the north. This is a great time to see full breeding plumage of Dunlin, Sandpipers, Plovers and other birds. Bring a scope if you have one. We will share scopes if possible (according to CDC guidelines). Bug repellent, sunscreen, hat and sunshirt are a must. Bring plenty of water and snacks too.


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May 25, 2021
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May 25, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Trip Leader: George Armistead

Free to all members and non-members

We’ll search for migrant birds in the “Birdplace” of America, while discussing bird migration through Philadelphia, with information about BirdSafe Philly & Lights Out Philly programs.
Meet at the Commodore Barry Statue behind Independence Hall.


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May 25, 2021
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May 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Trip Leader: Patty Rehn

Free to all members and non-members

Every Tuesday at 4pm during April and May, Patty Rehn will lead a bird walk through various habitats at the Rancocas Nature Center. All skill levels are welcome! Let’s see how many species of birds we can record in the two-month period. Possible sightings will include migrants and seasonal and year-round residents.

Register for the Rancocas Nature Center and DVOC (Delaware Valley Ornithological Club) joint walk by emailing info@rancocasnaturecenter.org. Limited to 15 participants. If the program is canceled due to weather, registrants will be notified by email. Social distancing and face masks are required for all attendees. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Cost: Free. The series continues on April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18, and 25.


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May 26, 2021
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May 26, 2021 @ 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 28, 2021
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May 28, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: Tony Croasdale

Free to all members and non-members

We will be birding Center City every Friday morning in May at 8:00am to enjoy peak songbird migration and to see the nesting Peregrine Falcons and Red-tailed Hawks.

4/30 Eakins Oval to Lloyd Hall meet at Rocky Statue

5/7 Rittenhouse meet at 18th and Walnut Street

5/14 Rail Park meet at 13th and Noble Entrance

5/21 Franklin Square and Independence Hall meet at 6th and Race

5/28 City Hall/ Love Park meet at City Hall, South Broad St side


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June 06, 2021
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Trip Leader: Patty Rehn and Steve Mattan

Free to all members and non-members

Join Steve Mattan and Patty Rehn in Wharton State Forest. We will focus on hearing and seeing nightjars, especially Common Nighthawks performing their Booming displays. We will also make some efforts to hear and see Barred Owl and Whip-poor-will. Chuck’s-will’s-widow is also possible. Bring insect repellent! This trip is weather dependent and may be rescheduled if necessary.
Google Map – https://tinyurl.com/dvocnightjartrip Give yourself plenty of time to find the meeting location.

Bring a chair and beverage of your choice. Bug repellent is probably a good idea too!


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June 20, 2021
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June 20, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

Trip Leader: Barb Bassett

Free to all members and non-members

Come for a leisurely stroll through the Cape May Point State Park. There is no entrance fee. Restrooms are available. Remember sunscreen and bug repellent.
Even though we are now in summer with most migrants having passed through northward, 186 species have been seen here in June and 197 in July, per eBird. With the varied habitat, a nice mix of species are possible. American Oystercatchers are nesting on the beach. The total walk covers 1 – 1.5 miles.

Meet at the Hawk Watch at 7:30 am. [Google Maps labels it as Cape May Bird Observation Deck.]
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June 27, 2021
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June 27, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

Trip Leader: Barb Bassett

Free to all members and non-members

Come check out the field behind the South Jersey Technology Park. The Park is located near the intersection of Rt. 322 and Rt. 55 in Mullica Hill, NJ and across from the new Inspira Hospital. There is easy access and parking. [A Wawa is even nearby.]

The large field is bordered by woodlands and a farm. The area is just beginning to be birded. Possibilities here include Grasshopper Sparrows, Blue Grosbeaks, Indigo Buntings, and Horned Larks. The open area is great for keeping an eye out for raptors. The terrain is fairly level on trails throughout the grassy field. A spotting scope is helpful but required. The total walk covers 1 – 1.5 miles.

Meet at the parking lot on the right of the main building.


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July 07, 2021
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July 07, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: George Armistead/Jason Hall

Free to all members and non-members

Enjoy a leisurely late afternoon stroll of the state’s number 2 eBird hotspot in terms of species diversity (with 303 species and counting). We will walk from the parking area to the observation tower, via the big boardwalk, and back while enjoying the nesting Yellow Warblers, the summer influx of herons, and hope for the odd early migrant as well.
Let’s meet at the covered pavilion by the parking lot.
If the weather looks questionable: check DVOC Facebook & BirdPhilly Chatter on Telegram.

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July 14, 2021
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July 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: George Armistead/Jason Hall

Free to all members and non-members

Enjoy a leisurely late afternoon stroll of the state’s number 2 eBird hotspot in terms of species diversity (with 303 species and counting). We will walk from the parking area to the observation tower, via the big boardwalk, and back while enjoying the nesting Yellow Warblers, the summer influx of herons, and hope for the odd early migrant as well.
Let’s meet at the covered pavilion by the parking lot.
If the weather looks questionable: check DVOC Facebook & BirdPhilly Chatter on Telegram.

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July 17, 2021
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July 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1025768

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

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.

Our birding backpacks (including binoculars and field guide) are currently only available for loan at Andorra, Logan and Richmond libraries. For details regarding the lending process and other questions, please reach out to birdphillywalks@gmail.com.


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July 21, 2021
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July 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: George Armistead/Ed Edge

Free to all members and non-members

Enjoy a leisurely late afternoon stroll of the state’s number 2 eBird hotspot in terms of species diversity (with 303 species and counting). We will walk from the parking area to the observation tower, via the big boardwalk, and back while enjoying the nesting Yellow Warblers, the summer influx of herons, and hope for the odd early migrant as well.
Let’s meet at the covered pavilion by the parking lot.
If the weather looks questionable: check DVOC Facebook & BirdPhilly Chatter on Telegram.

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July 28, 2021
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July 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: George Armistead

Free to all members and non-members

Enjoy a leisurely late afternoon stroll of the state’s number 2 eBird hotspot in terms of species diversity (with 303 species and counting). We will walk from the parking area to the observation tower, via the big boardwalk, and back while enjoying the nesting Yellow Warblers, the summer influx of herons, and hope for the odd early migrant as well.
Let’s meet at the covered pavilion by the parking lot.
If the weather looks questionable: check DVOC Facebook & BirdPhilly Chatter on Telegram.

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August 05, 2021
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August 05, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leader: Cindy Ahern

Free to all members and non-members

The Tannersville Cranberry Bog, owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy, partnered with programming by Kettle Creek EEC, is recognized as the southernmost low altitude boreal bog along the eastern seaboard, and is designated as a National Natural Landmark. Tannersville Cranberry Bog was once a 715-acre kettle lake formed by glacial depressions, eventually becoming filled with layers of sphagnum moss to 60 feet deep, creating an acidic fen supporting a unique habitat.

The Tannersville Cranberry Bog is in Monroe County, PA, near the Delaware Water Gap. Many species of plants and animals normally found in northern boreal bogs (like a little fragment of Canada in PA!) occur here, including several endangered species. This trip explores the unique plant community and its inhabitants including birds, herps, insects, etc.
This is a free trip, but your donation is encouraged to help support maintenance of the trails and programming. (Checks acceptable).

Wear sturdy shoes for a short, uneven hike along a woodland trail to a boardwalk path leading through the wetland habitat.

RSVP is required for this trip. Please contact Cindy Ahern at cynthia.ahern@temple.edu or call or text 215-840-4010 to reserve your spot and for additional details, including meeting location and directions.


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August 15, 2021
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August 15, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Gregg Gorton

Free to all members and non-members

Please park outside the front gate of the refuge on the right side of 86th, just south of Lindbergh. We’ll gather there and then walk into the refuge and make our way through the woods and across the little boardwalk. Then we’ll go south to the blind, and then come back up and across the big boardwalk, with option to go out to the observation deck.
Be sure to bring some water! And bring/apply insect/tick repellant.
If the weather looks questionable, please check the DVOC Group FB site and/or Philly Bird Chatter (on Telegram: https://t.me/joinchat/WR3STGlt_V-IXkW1)


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August 21, 2021
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August 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Cliff and Nancy Hence

Free to all members and non-members

This monthly field trip will explore the impoundments on the Philadelphia side of the refuge. We will bird the loop and see what species are around each month. We will also look for butterflies along the walk. August is a good time to find migrating shorebirds and early passerine migrants. The Bald Eagles should also be putting on a show.


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August 22, 2021
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August 22, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Barb Bassett

Free to all members and non-members

Big Timber Creek along River Rd in Westville, NJ is noted for possible migrating shorebirds and terns at this time of year.  It is also home to swallows, Bald Eagles, and Ospreys.  We will investigate about 0.5 miles of the creek.

Let’s meet at the parking lot of River Drive Park near Rt. Rt. 130. (GPS: 39.874683, -75.127717).

 


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August 25, 2021
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August 25, 2021 @ 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 fall migration. We will walk the trails for songbirds until the morning activity dies down. Then we can hang out at the hawkwatch platform to see migrating raptors.

Meet at the Hawk Watch Platform parking lot.


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August 28, 2021
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August 28, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L109135

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

The beach-goers and tourists are unaware that the birds consider August to be “autumn”. As the birds start their southbound journeys, they pass through Cape May as early as July! Higbee beach can be very good in August for early migrants including many warbler species, cuckoos, and masses of Eastern Kingbirds, passing Bobolinks and others.

We will meet in the main parking lot and bird the fields, head out to the beach to look for shorebirds and sea birds. BRING BUG REPELLENT and water/snacks.


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August 28, 2021
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August 28, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1025768

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

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.

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


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August 28, 2021
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August 28, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L732494

Trip Leader: Peter Hamner

Free to all members and non-members

Pennypack on the Delaware is uniquely positioned along the river providing crucial habitat for migrants and the odd rarity. The flats at the confluence of Pennypack Creek and the Delaware frequently host gulls and shorebirds. The park also hosts Philadelphia’s most viewable Bald Eagle nest. Dress for weather.

Let’s meet at the covered picnic area (GPS: 40.0277033, -75.012093).

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


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August 28, 2021
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August 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Trip Leader: Barb Bassett/Linda Widdop

Free to all members and non-members

We will look for terns in “the rips” off of Cape May Point, along the beach where they roost and in and around Bunker Pond at Cape May State Park (lighthouse). This is the time of year when Black Terns and even rarer terns can show up amongst the Forster’s, Common and Royal terns. We will also walk the trails from the State Park over to the Nature Conservancy “Meadows” in search of terns and shorebirds. Bring a scope if you have one and insect repellent. Wear a hat and sunblocking shirt.

This trip follows the Higbee walk for migrants. Feel free to register for both.


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August 28, 2021
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August 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1025768

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

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.

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


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August 29, 2021
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August 29, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Gregg Gorton

Free to all members and non-members

Please park outside the front gate of the refuge on the right side of 86th, just south of Lindbergh. We’ll gather there and then walk into the refuge and make our way through the woods and across the little boardwalk. Then we’ll go south to the blind, and then come back up and across the big boardwalk, with option to go out to the observation deck.
Be sure to bring some water! And bring/apply insect/tick repellant.
If the weather looks questionable, please check the DVOC Group FB site and/or Philly Bird Chatter (on Telegram: https://t.me/joinchat/WR3STGlt_V-IXkW1)


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August 29, 2021
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August 29, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

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 fall 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 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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August 29, 2021
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August 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

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 fall 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 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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August 30, 2021
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August 30, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Dusk riverwatch for Caspian Terns heading to roost and anything else that might fly by. Philly holds PA’s high count for this species with 310 seen in September 2018. Let’s see how many we get today!

We will meet at these GPS coordinates: 39.887645, -75.164129 which is located along the river along Admiral Peary Way past League Island Blvd.

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


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September 01, 2021
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September 01, 2021 @ 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 fall migration. We will walk the trails for songbirds until the morning activity dies down. Then we can hang out at the hawkwatch platform to see migrating raptors.

Meet at the Hawk Watch Platform parking lot.


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September 04, 2021
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September 04, 2021 @ 7:00 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.

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


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September 05, 2021
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September 05, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Please join us for a bird walk at one of Philly’s lesser-known or maybe even better – unknown – birding locations. West Fairmount Park is huge but we will only focus on the middle section along the more or less newly established Trolley Trail and its side trails.

Let’s meet at the parking lot next to the Car Barn building (GPS: 39.989201, -75.209724). The walk will include some up-and downhills.

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


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September 05, 2021
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September 05, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Another one of the lesser-known birding locations in the city can hold a few good birds, especially during migration.

Let’s meet at the parking lot at S Concourse Drive (GPS: 39.979014, -75.214599).

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


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September 06, 2021
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September 06, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Cliff and Nancy Hence

Free to all members and non-members

This monthly field trip will explore the impoundments on the Philadelphia side of the refuge. We will bird the loop and see what early migrants are starting move south. We will also look for butterflies along the walk.


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September 09, 2021
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September 09, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Dusk riverwatch for Caspian Terns heading to roost and anything else that might fly by. Philly holds PA’s high count for this species with 310 seen in September 2018. Let’s see how many we get today!

We will meet at these GPS coordinates: 39.887645, -75.164129 which is located along the river along Admiral Peary Way past League Island Blvd.

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


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September 12, 2021
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September 12, 2021 @ 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! Fall 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.

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


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September 12, 2021
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September 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Fernhill Park even though being sliced in half by Route 1 can hold a great number of migrants in a variety of habitats.

Let’s meet at the park entrance at Abbottsford and McKean Ave.

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


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September 15, 2021
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September 15, 2021 @ 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 fall migration. We will walk the trails for songbirds until the morning activity dies down. Then we can hang out at the hawkwatch platform to see migrating raptors.

Meet at the Hawk Watch Platform parking lot.


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September 15, 2021
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September 15, 2021 @ 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 fall migrants. We will loop Fox Chase Farm (Philly) looking for birds in the open pastures. Dog friendly for well behaved pooches. We will wrap up by 9 AM so that we can get back to work on time.


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September 17, 2021
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September 17, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L109135

Trip Leader: George Armistead

Free to all members and non-members

Spend a morning birding the fields and forest edges looking for songbird migrants. We will sort through the fall plumages of the (hopefully) numerous migrants at this Fall hotspot. With luck we will get to see a huge fallout of birds, but there should be plenty to see regardless at this time of year. Emphasis will be on sorting out “confusing fall warblers”. The warblers are not confused, we are. They know who they are, but we are the ones confused (sometimes anyway).


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September 18, 2021
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September 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

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 fall 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 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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September 18, 2021
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September 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: Yong Kong/Harvey Tomlinson

Free to all members and non-members

Sorry gang but water levels are too high for this trip. No mud flats and no birds reported on a scouting trip earlier this week.

We will explore “Brig” looking for shorebirds, gulls and other migrants by driving the wildlife loop. We will make stops along the drive where we have good views of shorebirds that use this WMA as a stopover on their way south. This is a great time to study plumage differences of Dunlin, Sandpipers, Plovers and find a rarity. Bring a scope if you have one. We will share scopes if possible (according to CDC guidelines). Bug repellent, sunscreen, hat and sunshirt are a must. Bring plenty of water and snacks too. Meet at the main parking lot.


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September 19, 2021
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Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Please join us for a bird walk at this underappreciated park in NE Philly! It is peak spring migration and we are bound to see some warblers, thrushes and vireos!

We will meet at the Ramona Ave entrance (40.016572, -75.107705) and walk about 2-3 miles. Dress for weather.

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


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September 19, 2021
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September 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 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.

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


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September 19, 2021
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September 19, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: Joe and Ana Hudson

Free to all members and non-members

This joint field trip at Mill Grove is focused on Spanish language bird identification. Join us on this trip if Spanish is your first, second or third language. We will bird the grounds where John James Audubon spent time studying birds.

https://valleyforgeaudubon.org/events/caminata-para-descubrir-pajaros-y-tomar-cafe-spanish-bird-walk-and-coffee/

https://www.meetup.com/Valley-Forge-Audubon-Society-Calendar-of-Events/events/280508791/


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September 19, 2021
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Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Please join us for a bird walk at this underappreciated park in NE Philly! It is peak spring migration and we are bound to see some warblers, thrushes and vireos!

We will meet at the Ramona Ave entrance (40.016572, -75.107705) and walk about 2-3 miles. Dress for weather.

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


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September 21, 2021
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September 21, 2021 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Trip Leader: Judy Stepenaskie

Free to all members and non-members

In autumn migration, huge numbers of Chimney Swifts roost in chimneys of certain schools in the Philadelphia area. The birds gather near the school just before dark and in a spectacle of nature, dive into the chimney in a synchronized flight. We’ll watch the chimney swifts as they swirl around in a frenzy before finally entering the chimney at the school to roost overnight.
It is a sight to behold that only lasts a few minutes! Arrive at the school around 6:45 PM when the birds begin to gather. Bring a folding chair if you want to relax while we wait for the show.

Meet alongside the Thomas Mifflin School on Conrad Street. Park on Conrad, Midvale or Warden Streets at 6:45 pm.

This is a joint field trip of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club and the Wyncote Audubon Society.


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September 22, 2021
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September 22, 2021 @ 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 fall migrants. We will loop Fox Chase Farm (Philly) looking for birds in the open pastures. Dog friendly for well behaved pooches. We will wrap up by 9 AM so that we can get back to work on time.


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September 26, 2021
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September 26, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Cliff and Nancy Hence

Free to all members and non-members

This monthly field trip will explore the impoundments on the Philadelphia side of the refuge. We will bird the loop and see what migrants are starting move south. We will also look for late season butterflies along the walk.


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September 27, 2021 - October 10, 2021
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September 27, 2021 - October 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Trip Leader: Rick Mellon/Bob Horton

Free to all members and non-members

One of the best hawk migration locations in North America with the best flight days typically around October 1, on days following cold fronts with strong northwesterly winds. Unfortunately, these peak flights don’t always come on weekends. So rather than hoping for a good weekend flight, we’ll watch the weather maps to cherry-pick the best weather conditions. Interested people can sign up (and back out) any time it’s convenient. Two or three days before the trip we’ll pick a field day and contact all registrants as to the day and determine the logistics. If conditions are right, some of us might turn this into a two-day trip to catch the passerine migration at Highbee Beach. With flexibility and cell phones, anything is possible.

Contact Rick or Bob.
rick@mellonbiological.com
Horton633@verizon.net


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September 29, 2021
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September 29, 2021 @ 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 fall migrants. We will loop Fox Chase Farm (Philly) looking for birds in the open pastures. Dog friendly for well behaved pooches. We will wrap up by 9 AM so that we can get back to work on time.


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October 02, 2021
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October 02, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Bob Horton

Free to all members and non-members

Palmyra Cove is an excellent stop over location on the Delaware River for migrants heading south. It has a diverse habitat including ponds, woodlands and the Delaware River. Contact Bob Horton at Horton633@verizon.net

Meet in the parking lot under Tacony Bridge.


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October 02, 2021
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October 02, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 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.

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


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October 06, 2021
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October 06, 2021 @ 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 fall migrants. We will loop Fox Chase Farm (Philly) looking for birds in the open pastures. Dog friendly for well behaved pooches. We will wrap up by 9 AM so that we can get back to work on time.


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October 09, 2021
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Trip Leader: Peter Hamner

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Please join us for a bird walk at Houston Meadow! Fall 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.

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


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October 09, 2021
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Trip Leader: Liam Hart

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Please join us for a bird walk at Benjamin Rush State Park! Rarely visited by birders it can hold some awesome birds like Grasshopper Sparrow or Sedge Wren.

We will meet at the first parking lot on the left (GPS: 40.117356, -74.981424) and walk about 2 miles on easy terrain. Dress for weather.

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


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October 09, 2021
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October 09, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 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.

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


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October 09, 2021
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Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Fernhill Park even though being sliced in half by Route 1 can hold a great number of migrants in a variety of habitats.

Let’s meet at the park entrance at Abbottsford and McKean Ave.

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


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October 09, 2021
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Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

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.

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


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October 10, 2021
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October 10, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Trip Leader: Alan Crawford

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Join us for the day at Cape May Point for fall migration. We will explore Cape May State Park trails for passerines, spend some time at the famous Hawk Watch platform to look for migrating raptors, check out the ocean and bay for sea birds and check out Lily Lake if time permits.

Meet in the parking lot at Cape May State Park.


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October 10, 2021
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Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Please join us for a bird walk at this underappreciated park in NE Philly! It is peak fall migration and we are bound to see some warblers, thrushes and vireos!

We will meet at the Whitaker Ave entrance (40.021691, -75.112324) and walk about 2-3 miles. Dress for weather.

Public transit is accessible at Whitaker/Wyoming Ave and from there it is one block on foot.

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


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October 10, 2021
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Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Please join us for a bird walk at this underappreciated park in NE Philly! It is peak fall migration and we are bound to see some warblers, thrushes and vireos!

We will meet at the Whitaker Ave entrance (40.021691, -75.112324) and walk about 2-3 miles. Dress for weather.

Public transit is accessible at Whitaker/Wyoming Ave and from there it is one block on foot.

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


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October 13, 2021
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October 13, 2021 @ 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 fall migrants. We will loop Fox Chase Farm (Philly) looking for birds in the open pastures. Dog friendly for well behaved pooches. We will wrap up by 9 AM so that we can get back to work on time.


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October 16, 2021
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October 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L732494

Trip Leader: Peter Hamner, Patrick McGill, Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Pennypack on the Delaware is uniquely positioned along the river providing crucial habitat for migrants and the odd rarity. The flats at the confluence of Pennypack Creek and the Delaware frequently host gulls and shorebirds. The park also hosts Philadelphia’s most viewable Bald Eagle nest. Dress for weather.

This time we will team up with phillyqueerbirders for an awesome event! Riverfront North is planting trees between 9 am and 12 pm so stick around to create some cool habitat for our feathered friends.

Let’s meet at the covered picnic area (GPS: 40.0277033, -75.012093).

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


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October 17, 2021
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October 17, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 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.

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


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October 17, 2021
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Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Please join us for a bird walk at this rarely-visited park in far NE Philly! It is the end of peak fall migration, but we should still see warblers and plenty of sparrows, woodpeckers and hawks.

Let’s meet at the end of McNulty Road (14400 McNulty Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154). There is a dead end. Cars can be parked along the road. GPS for Google Maps: 40.107337, -74.972503.

Sturdy footwear is recommended as the ground can be wet and muddy. We will walk for 2-3 miles.

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


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October 20, 2021
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October 20, 2021 @ 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 fall migrants. We will loop Fox Chase Farm (Philly) looking for birds in the open pastures. Dog friendly for well behaved pooches. We will wrap up by 9 AM so that we can get back to work on time.


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October 24, 2021
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October 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1025768

Trip Leader: Robert Karchnyak

Free to all members and non-members

THE EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED!

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.

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


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October 24, 2021
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October 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Trip Leader: Win Shafer

Free to all members and non-members

This location is along Pennsylvania’s Kittatiny range and is less crowded than Hawk Mountain. It is good for migrating raptors and possible Golden Eagle and Northern Goshawk in late October. Dress for weather and bring snacks/lunch and drinks. There are no food options close by.

Meet in the parking lot at 9 AM. GPS Coordinates: 40.74502551924663, -75.73796536228575


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October 31, 2021
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October 31, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 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.

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


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November 07, 2021
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November 07, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Please join us for a bird walk at this underappreciated park in NE Philly! We should see woodpeckers, finches, sparrows and maybe a hawk or two.

We will meet at the Whitaker Ave entrance (40.021691, -75.112324) and walk about 2 miles. Dress for weather.

Public transit is accessible at Whitaker/Wyoming Ave and from there it is one block on foot.

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


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November 12, 2021
Saw-whet Owl Banding at Rushton Woods Preserve
November 12, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Trip Leader: Doris McGovern

Free to all members and non-members

Join Master Bander, Doris McGovern at Rushton Farms for an informative evening of Saw-whet Owl banding. We will observe volunteers as they check mist nets for owls and then process measurements and collect other data back at the barn before releasing the owls back into the night. Dress for weather. Bring head lamp, warm clothes, good shoes for what could be deep wet grass. Park in the gravel lot and enter the small red farm shed across the drive.

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Registration required and participation is limited


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