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:

February 05, 2023
CANCELLED - Motts Creek and Vicinity for sparrows, ducks, raptors and Short-eared Owls
February 05, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Trip Leader: Barb Bassett

Free to all members and non-members

This trip will take us to Atlantic County, NJ. The target bird is the Short-eared Owl and possibly Rough-legged Hawk at Motts Creek but we will search for ducks, raptors, sparrows and other birds. Note that we have 2 starting times. Feel free to join either or both but please register so that we can communicate prior to the trip.

3:30 PM: Meet at Motts Creek Inn For birders and non-birders alike, it is a place to relax, grab a drink and a bite to eat while watching for ducks, raptors, and owls from the Inn’s deck. Sunset that day is about 5:30pm.

2:00 PM: For those that would like to check out some other areas prior, we will meet at either Lake Fred or Mill Pond and work our way to Leed’s Point (of Jersey Devil fame). The starting point is on the way and will be determined as the time approaches.

Please register so that we can send final details and directions. Trip Leaders: Barb Bassett and Linda Widdop. Contact bbassett489@gmail.com if you have questions.


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February 12, 2023
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February 12, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1025772

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

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

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

We will meet at 12.30 pm at the flagpole along the river. Folks can join at any point during the event. There is limited parking on-site and along the surrounding roads so please share a ride if you can. The location is also reachable by bus lines 19 and 84. The Torresdale regional rail station is a 15 min walk away.

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

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


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February 18, 2023
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February 18, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Patrick McGill

Free to all members and non-members

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


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February 18, 2023
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February 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L6942305

Trip Leader: Navin Sasikumar

Free to all members and non-members

Join the DVOC and Laurel Hill Cemetery for two competing bird walks at Laurel Hill Cemetery (east side; Philly) and West Laurel Hill Cemetery (west; Montco) for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Both walks will start at 9 am and we’ll compare lists at the end to see which side got more species of birds. The walks are fairly easy and you’ll be treated to gorgeous views of the Schuylkill River.

Laurel Hill East is located at 3822 Ridge Avenue. Free parking is available in the Gatehouse Courtyard, where the tour will begin, and in lots across the street from the Main Entrance.


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February 18, 2023
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February 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Trip Leader: Michael Walter

Free to all members and non-members

Join the DVOC and Laurel Hill Cemetery for two competing bird walks at Laurel Hill Cemetery (east side; Philly) and West Laurel Hill Cemetery (west; Montco) for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Both walks will start at 9 am and we’ll compare lists at the end to see which side got more species of birds. The walks are fairly easy and you’ll be treated to gorgeous views of the Schuylkill River.

We will depart from the CONSERVATORY at Laurel Hill West (not the first building you see when you enter from Belmont Ave.). Laurel Hill West Cemetery is located at 225 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd PA 19004 (GPS directions: 340 Belmont Avenue). When you enter the cemetery through the main gates off of Belmont Avenue, you will pass the Funeral Home on your left and see white dashed lines. Follow the white dashed lines through the cemetery to the Conservatory.
NOTE FOR UBER/LYFT RIDERS: Have your driver go into the cemetery following the above directions — otherwise, you will have a 5 – 10-minute walk to the event location.


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February 25, 2023
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February 25, 2023 @ 8:30 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. In case the gates are closed, please park on 20th Street and walk to the meeting place.

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

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


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February 26, 2023
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February 26, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Trip Leader: Judy Stepenaskie

Free to all members and non-members

Meet in the parking lot at the Visitors Center and bring lunch. Join us to witness the spectacle of huge numbers of snow geese as they prepare to head north. We expect to see over 100,000 snow geese, plus several thousand tundra swans and a few Bald Eagles. Other waterfowl we expect include: Pintails, Scaup, American Wigeon, Black Ducks, Common and Hooded Mergansers, Ruddy Ducks, Buffleheads and Ring-necked Ducks. The tour road isn’t open, but there will still be plenty to see. For those interested, we may stay till dusk to see the Short-eared Owls.

The Visitor’s Center is located on Museum Road, off of Hopeland Road in Kleinfeltersville, PA. Bring lunch. For those interested, we may stay till dusk to look for Short-eared Owls.

Here is the website for the PA Game Commission with directions and info:
https://www.pgc.pa.gov/InformationResources/AboutUs/ContactInformation/Southeast/MiddleCreekWildlifeManagementArea/Pages/default.aspx


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March 05, 2023
Late Winter Barnegat Light and Long Beach Island, NJ (Joint trip with Wyncote Audubon)
March 05, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop and Martin Selzer

Free to all members and non-members

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


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March 11, 2023
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March 11, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1025772

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

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

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

We will meet at 10.30 am at the flagpole along the river. Folks can join at any point during the event. There is limited parking on-site and along the surrounding roads so please share a ride if you can. The location is also reachable by bus lines 19 and 84. The Torresdale regional rail station is a 15 min walk away.

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

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


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March 18, 2023
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March 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Trip Leader: Victoria Sindlinger

Free to all members and non-members

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


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April 05, 2023
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April 05, 2023 @ 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 12, 2023
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April 12, 2023 @ 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 19, 2023
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April 19, 2023 @ 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, 2023
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April 22, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Nilesh Shah

Free to all members and non-members

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


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April 26, 2023
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April 26, 2023 @ 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, 2023
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April 27, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Martin Selzer

Free to all members and non-members

Fort Washington State Park (FWSP) is an excellent place for spring migration of warblers, vireos and other migratory birds. We will walk the trails and bird until the morning activity dies down.

Meet at the Hawk Watch Platform parking lot at 7:30am.


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April 29, 2023
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April 29, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Gregg Gorton

Free to all members and non-members

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


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May 03, 2023
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May 03, 2023 @ 7:00 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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May 04, 2023
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May 04, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Martin Selzer

Free to all members and non-members

Fort Washington State Park (FWSP) is an excellent place for spring migration of warblers, vireos and other migratory birds. We will walk the trails and bird until the morning activity dies down.

Meet at the Hawk Watch Platform parking lot at 7:30am.


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May 10, 2023
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May 10, 2023 @ 7:00 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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May 17, 2023
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May 17, 2023 @ 7:00 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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May 18, 2023
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May 18, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Trip Leader: Martin Selzer

Free to all members and non-members

Fort Washington State Park (FWSP) is an excellent place for spring migration of warblers, vireos and other migratory birds. We will walk the trails and bird until the morning activity dies down.

Meet at the Hawk Watch Platform parking lot at 7:30am.


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May 20, 2023
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May 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Win Shafer

Free to all members and non-members

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


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May 20, 2023
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May 20, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Nilesh Shah

Free to all members and non-members

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


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May 24, 2023
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May 24, 2023 @ 7:00 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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June 17, 2023
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June 17, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Nilesh Shah

Free to all members and non-members

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


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January 28, 2023
Lake Lily, Cape May Point, NJ
January 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: Barb Bassett

Free to all members and non-members

Join us for some birding fun at Lake Lily in the middle of Cape May Point! The lake should provide some great views at a good number of overwintering ducks. This trip is in conjunction with the Cape May Point Environmental Commission and local residents.

Let’s meet at the south end of the lake.  We will start by viewing and learning how to identify the waterfowl from the Handicapped Parking area.  After reviewing key identification marks, we will take a leisurely stroll around the lake.  This trip is perfect for beginners. 

The trip will occur weather permitting.  Watch the website and Facebook for updates in the case of inclement weather.

 


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January 27, 2023
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January 27, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L715915

Trip Leader: Ben Filreis

Free to all members and non-members

Join us for some birding fun in West Philly! Bartram’s Garden with its mix of meadows, forest and river access should provide some great views at a good number of overwintering birds.

Let’s meet at the parking lot at the meadows.

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

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


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January 21, 2023
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January 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Victor Lefevre

Free to all members and non-members

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


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January 21, 2023
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January 21, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Trip Leader: Cliff Hence

Free to all members and non-members

Meet Cliff Hence at 9 AM near the ramp to the Fishing Pier below the dam. Great time for numerous Bald Eagles and other waterfowl. We will visit a few other spots further down the Susquehanna River. Rain or snow cancels. Contact leader Cliff Hence cwhenceiii at aol.com


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January 21, 2023
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January 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L8234792

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! We should see woodpeckers, finches, sparrows, and maybe a hawk or two.

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.

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

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


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January 16, 2023
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January 16, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L715915

Trip Leader: Ben Filreis

Free to all members and non-members

 

UPDATE: DUE TO MLK DAY THE GATES WILL LIKELY BE CLOSED. PLEASE PARK HERE: 39.9328300, -75.2152100

Join us for some birding fun in West Philly! Bartram’s Garden with its mix of meadows, forest and river access should provide some great views at a good number of overwintering birds.

Let’s meet at the parking lot at the meadows.

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

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


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January 14, 2023
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January 14, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1025772

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

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

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

We will meet at 12.30 pm at the flagpole along the river. Folks can join at any point during the event. There is limited parking on-site and along the surrounding roads so please share a ride if you can. The location is also reachable by bus lines 19 and 84. The Torresdale regional rail station is a 15 min walk away.

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

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


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January 13, 2023
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January 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L715915

Trip Leader: Ben Filreis

Free to all members and non-members

Join us for some birding fun in West Philly! Bartram’s Garden with its mix of meadows, forest and river access should provide some great views at a good number of overwintering birds.

Let’s meet at the parking lot at the meadows.

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

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


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January 06, 2023
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January 06, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L715915

Trip Leader: Ben Filreis

Free to all members and non-members

Join us for some birding fun in West Philly! Bartram’s Garden with its mix of meadows, forest and river access should provide some great views at a good number of overwintering birds.

Let’s meet at the parking lot at the meadows.

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

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


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January 01, 2023
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January 01, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Cliff Hence

Free to all members and non-members

Start your year list off right. Meet Cliff Hence at 9 AM in the Visitors Center Parking lot for bird walk through refuge. Good time for ducks and wintering birds. For more info Contact leader Cliff Hence cwhenceiii at aol.com. Heavy rain or snow cancels.


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December 18, 2022
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December 18, 2022 @ 8:30 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. In case the gates are closed, please park on 20th Street and walk to the meeting place.

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

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


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December 18, 2022
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December 18, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1025772

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

Glen Foerd mansion sits along the Delaware River in the northeastern-most corner of Philly and is one of the best places in the city to study gulls and waterfowl during the winter. We can also discuss how to distinguish Double-crested Cormorants from the Great Cormorants that visit the area in winter.

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

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

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

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


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December 10, 2022
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December 10, 2022 @ 8:30 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. In case the gates are closed, please park on 20th Street and walk to the meeting place.

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

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


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

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L8234792

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! We should see woodpeckers, finches, sparrows, and maybe a hawk or two.

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.

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

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


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December 03, 2022
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December 03, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Trip Leader: TBA

Free to all members and non-members

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


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November 27, 2022
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November 27, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Cliff Hence

Free to all members and non-members

Meet Cliff Hence at 9 AM in the Visitors Center Parking lot for bird walk through refuge. Good time for ducks and wintering birds. For more info Contact leader Cliff Hence cwhenceiii at aol.com. Heavy rain or snow cancels.


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

Trip Leader: Cliff Hence

Free to all members and non-members

Meet 9 AM near the ramp to the Fishing Pier below the dam. Great time for numerous Bald Eagles and other waterfowl. We will visit a few other spots further down the Susquehanna River. Rain or snow cancels.

Contact Cliff Hence cwhenceiii (at )aol.com for more information


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November 20, 2022
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November 20, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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

Trip Leader: 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.

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

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

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


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

Trip Leader: Nilesh Shah

Free to all members and non-members

Cancelled due to construction at the park. Hopefully will reschedule soon. Twining Valley Park is a converted golf course located in Upper Dublin. Join Wyncote Audubon to explore this recently acquired open space.


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November 12, 2022
Saw-whet Owl Banding at Rushton Woods Preserve
November 12, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Trip Leader: Win Shafer

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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