2024 Trips:

January 01, 2024
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January 01, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Cliff Hence

Free to all members and non-members

Start your Philly year list off at John Heinz NWR. Meet Cliff Hence in the parking lot for a bird walk.

The walk will last about 2 to 3 hours, weather permitting. For more info anyone can contact Cliff Hence at cwhenceiii@aol.com.


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January 06, 2024
Barnegat Inlet Bird Walk - Joint Trip with Wyncote Audubon - Cancelled due to weather!
January 06, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

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

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop and Leigh Altadonna

Free to all members and non-members

Barnegat Inlet SP lies at the northern tip of Long Beach Island, NJ. We will meet birders at the State Park lot behind the famous lighthouse at 8 AM. After scanning Barnegat Bay, we will walk alongside the jetty bordering the Inlet, birding there and along the Atlantic Ocean beach, returning to the lighthouse by 12:30 pm through the dunes. Target birds include Harlequin and Long-tailed Ducks, Common Eider, Purple Sandpiper and Great Cormorant. Birders should anticipate cold and windy conditions, and dress accordingly. Water and sunblock recommended.


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January 14, 2024
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January 14, 2024 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 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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January 21, 2024
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January 21, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 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.
The total walk covers 1 – 1.5 miles.

Meet at the Hawk Watch at 8:30 am. [Google Maps labels it as Cape May Bird Observation Deck.]

There should be a variety of ducks around.  If any rarities are nearby, we can also try for them.


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February 03, 2024
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February 03, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1025768

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

Free to all members and non-members

The Friends of FDR have asked us to lead a walk to show the waterfowl that hangs out at FDR Park over the winter.  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. It’s opposite the new playground with the huge swing set. 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 10, 2024
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February 10, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 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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February 10, 2024
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February 10, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Trip Leader: Manny Dominguez

Free to all members and non-members

Join BirdPhilly and Philly Queers Birders as we check out Philadelphia’s winter bird residents at the Navy Yard! We’ll meet up at the intersection of South 13th Street and Admiral Peary Way to find the ducks that hang out on the Delaware River, and to see who else is around. We’ll keep and eye out for for Cormorants, Gulls, Raptors Woodpeckers, Sparrows, and other winter birds! No registration is required and plenty of binoculars to share.

The Navy Yard Riverfront Trail is a wide, flat, paved path with benches along the way and we’ll move at a leisurely pace with frequent stops to scan the river. Since it’s a winter morning and on the water, it will probably be colder and windier than in other parts of the city so dress accordingly. There is free parking on 13th, 11th and along Admiral Peary Way. Please do not park in the private lots as you could be towed. The 17 bus also extends to the Navy Yard on the weekends.
Note there are no bathrooms along the route, but there is a Courtyard Hotel nearby.


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February 11, 2024
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February 11, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 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 during the winter. While there is no guarantee, we are hoping to see a rare gull such as Iceland or Glaucous Gull. There should also be a good amount of waterfowl out on the river and we can discuss how to distinguish Double-crested Cormorants from the Great Cormorants that visit the area in winter.

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

We will meet at 9.30 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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February 17, 2024
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February 17, 2024 @ 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.

See the Laurel Hill page for more info: https://laurelhillphl.com/event/bird-count/


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February 17, 2024
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February 17, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Trip Leader: Ken Walsh

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.

See the Laurel Hill page for more info: https://laurelhillphl.com/event/bird-count/


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February 22, 2024
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February 22, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Trip Leader: Manny Dominguez

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Join BirdPhilly every Thursday from 12pm to 1pm at 13th and Admiral Peary Way and learn about our overwintering guests on the Delaware River!

We hope to see Canvasbacks, Ruddy Ducks, Scaup, Buffleheads, Bald Eagles, various Gulls, and maybe a Peregrine Falcon or two!

Trip Leader will have a scope for easy viewing of ducks, so no binoculars are necessary. Feel free to bring them if you have them though!

Also feel free to bring your lunch, there are a few benches along the river to enjoy the ducks and eat at, but please remember to NOT feed the wildlife!

Weather can be variable, but it is usually colder and windier by the river, so please dress accordingly.

Please park on 13th Street, and avoid parking in any private lots.

Unfortunately there are no accessible bathrooms in the area.


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February 25, 2024
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area - Joint Trip with Wyncote Audubon
February 25, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Trip Leader: Judy Stepenaskie

Free to all members and non-members

Join field trip leader, Judy Stepenaskie, at 1:00 PM at the Middle Creek WMA Visitors Center in Stevens, PA. Witness the spectacle of thousands of snow geese gathering on their way north. We’ll also see tundra swans and other waterfowl. We are starting late so that we can watch the huge flocks flying over us, as they move from the lake to the fields in the late afternoon. For those interested in staying till dusk, we’ll look for 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.

This is a joint field trip with the Wyncote Audubon. Please register for this Field Trip at the Wyncote Audubon site to enable us to communicate, via email, any last-minute directions or postponement of the field trip in the event of snow or other unforeseen circumstances.
https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/q9edd5y

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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February 29, 2024
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February 29, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L504403

Trip Leader: Cliff Hence

Free to all members and non-members

Spend the leap day at John Heinz NWR. Meet Cliff Hence in the parking lot for a bird walk.

The walk will last about 2 to 3 hours, weather permitting. For more info anyone can contact Cliff Hence at cwhenceiii@aol.com.


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February 29, 2024
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February 29, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Trip Leader: Manny Dominguez

Free to all members and non-members

Join BirdPhilly every Thursday from 12pm to 1pm at 13th and Admiral Peary Way and learn about our overwintering guests on the Delaware River!

We hope to see Canvasbacks, Ruddy Ducks, Scaup, Buffleheads, Bald Eagles, various Gulls, and maybe a Peregrine Falcon or two!

Trip Leader will have a scope for easy viewing of ducks, so no binoculars are necessary. Feel free to bring them if you have them though!

Also feel free to bring your lunch, there are a few benches along the river to enjoy the ducks and eat at, but please remember to NOT feed the wildlife!

Weather can be variable, but it is usually colder and windier by the river, so please dress accordingly.

Please park on 13th Street, and avoid parking in any private lots.

Unfortunately there are no accessible bathrooms in the area.


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March 07, 2024
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March 07, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Trip Leader: Manny Dominguez

Free to all members and non-members

Join BirdPhilly every Thursday from 12pm to 1pm at 13th and Admiral Peary Way and learn about our overwintering guests on the Delaware River!

We hope to see Canvasbacks, Ruddy Ducks, Scaup, Buffleheads, Bald Eagles, various Gulls, and maybe a Peregrine Falcon or two!

Trip Leader will have a scope for easy viewing of ducks, so no binoculars are necessary. Feel free to bring them if you have them though!

Also feel free to bring your lunch, there are a few benches along the river to enjoy the ducks and eat at, but please remember to NOT feed the wildlife!

Weather can be variable, but it is usually colder and windier by the river, so please dress accordingly.

Please park on 13th Street, and avoid parking in any private lots.

Unfortunately there are no accessible bathrooms in the area.


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March 09, 2024
Late Winter Barnegat Light and Long Beach Island, NJ (Joint trip with Wyncote Audubon)
March 09, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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

Trip Leader: Ken Walsh and Leigh Altadonna

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 10, 2024
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March 10, 2024 @ 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 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 10.00 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 14, 2024
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March 14, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Trip Leader: Manny Dominguez

Free to all members and non-members

Join BirdPhilly every Thursday from 12pm to 1pm at 13th and Admiral Peary Way and learn about our overwintering guests on the Delaware River!

We hope to see Canvasbacks, Ruddy Ducks, Scaup, Buffleheads, Bald Eagles, various Gulls, and maybe a Peregrine Falcon or two!

Trip Leader will have a scope for easy viewing of ducks, so no binoculars are necessary. Feel free to bring them if you have them though!

Also feel free to bring your lunch, there are a few benches along the river to enjoy the ducks and eat at, but please remember to NOT feed the wildlife!

Weather can be variable, but it is usually colder and windier by the river, so please dress accordingly.

Please park on 13th Street, and avoid parking in any private lots.

Unfortunately there are no accessible bathrooms in the area.


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March 21, 2024
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March 21, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Trip Leader: Manny Dominguez

Free to all members and non-members

Join BirdPhilly every Thursday from 12pm to 1pm at 13th and Admiral Peary Way and learn about our overwintering guests on the Delaware River!

We hope to see Canvasbacks, Ruddy Ducks, Scaup, Buffleheads, Bald Eagles, various Gulls, and maybe a Peregrine Falcon or two!

Trip Leader will have a scope for easy viewing of ducks, so no binoculars are necessary. Feel free to bring them if you have them though!

Also feel free to bring your lunch, there are a few benches along the river to enjoy the ducks and eat at, but please remember to NOT feed the wildlife!

Weather can be variable, but it is usually colder and windier by the river, so please dress accordingly.

Please park on 13th Street, and avoid parking in any private lots.

Unfortunately there are no accessible bathrooms in the area.


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March 23, 2024
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March 23, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Victor Lefevre

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


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March 28, 2024
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March 28, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Trip Leader: Manny Dominguez

Free to all members and non-members

Join BirdPhilly every Thursday from 12pm to 1pm at 13th and Admiral Peary Way and learn about our overwintering guests on the Delaware River!

We hope to see Canvasbacks, Ruddy Ducks, Scaup, Buffleheads, Bald Eagles, various Gulls, and maybe a Peregrine Falcon or two!

Trip Leader will have a scope for easy viewing of ducks, so no binoculars are necessary. Feel free to bring them if you have them though!

Also feel free to bring your lunch, there are a few benches along the river to enjoy the ducks and eat at, but please remember to NOT feed the wildlife!

Weather can be variable, but it is usually colder and windier by the river, so please dress accordingly.

Please park on 13th Street, and avoid parking in any private lots.

Unfortunately there are no accessible bathrooms in the area.


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April 03, 2024
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April 03, 2024 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

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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 04, 2024
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April 04, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Martin Selzer

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Thursday Mornings meet Martin Selzer to explore the wooded trails, meadows, and farm fields of Harriet Wetherill Park in, Montgomery County. For those unfamiliar with the park, there is series of grass, dirt, and paved walking paths that we will be birding. Besides resident and migrating passerines, we will have ample opportunities to view other migrating species during the walk. The park is nearby both Dixon Meadow and the Wissahickon Waterfowl Preserve, so stops there afterwards can be combined with the walk.

Meet at the west entrance at 2635 Narcissa Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.


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April 10, 2024
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April 10, 2024 @ 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, 2024
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April 11, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Martin Selzer

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Thursday Mornings meet Martin Selzer to explore the wooded trails, meadows, and farm fields of Harriet Wetherill Park in, Montgomery County. For those unfamiliar with the park, there is series of grass, dirt, and paved walking paths that we will be birding. Besides resident and migrating passerines, we will have ample opportunities to view other migrating species during the walk. The park is nearby both Dixon Meadow and the Wissahickon Waterfowl Preserve, so stops there afterwards can be combined with the walk.

Meet at the west entrance at 2635 Narcissa Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.


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April 13, 2024
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April 13, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: Troy Bynum

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Join Troy Bynum on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 8:30 AM at Huntley Meadows Park, the largest park operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority (1,452 acres or 588 hectares). Huntley Meadows Park is located in the Hybla Valley area of Fairfax County, Virginia, south of the city of Alexandria. The park features a visitor center, a beaver-created wetland with a boardwalk, wildlife observation platforms, and an interpretative trail system. With nearly 250 species reported in eBird, we’re bound to see many exciting birds!

Troy will arrive on Friday, April 12, 2024, and stay at TownePlace Suites by Marriott – 6245 Brandon Ave, Springfield, VA 22150. This hotel is 15-20 minutes (8 miles) away from Huntley Meadows Park. If interested in staying at this hotel, contact Troy directly for a group discount.


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April 17, 2024
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April 17, 2024 @ 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, 2024
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April 18, 2024 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 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
Meet at the Dock Street Bridge between Carpenter’s Hall and the First Bank. We’ll walk west slowly til 9am, finishing in Washington Square.

39°56’52.2″N 75°08’49.3″W


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April 18, 2024
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April 18, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Martin Selzer

Free to all members and non-members

Thursday Mornings meet Martin Selzer to explore the wooded trails, meadows, and farm fields of Harriet Wetherill Park in, Montgomery County. For those unfamiliar with the park, there is series of grass, dirt, and paved walking paths that we will be birding. Besides resident and migrating passerines, we will have ample opportunities to view other migrating species during the walk. The park is nearby both Dixon Meadow and the Wissahickon Waterfowl Preserve, so stops there afterwards can be combined with the walk.

Meet at the west entrance at 2635 Narcissa Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.


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April 20, 2024
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April 20, 2024 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

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

Trip Leader: Barb Bassett

Free to all members and non-members

We will walk through Higbee’s Beach Wildlife Management Area, about 1-1.5 miles, checking out the various fields and the beach.

Meet in the parking lot at the end of New England Rd, Lower Township, NJ

 


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April 20, 2024
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April 20, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1025768

Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke

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Join us to explore one of Philly’s Top 3 birding locations with Friends of FDR Park. We’ll focus on the lakes during this early phase of spring migration. 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 opposite the new playground (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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April 21, 2024
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April 21, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 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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April 22, 2024
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April 22, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L340518

Trip Leader: edge

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Join BidPhilly for a free walk at one of the best migrant stop overs in the city. Every type of warbler, vireo, tanager, thrush, and cuckoo can be found here! Available to all birding levels. Binoculars available for borrow.

Meet at: 7000 Wayne Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119

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

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


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April 23, 2024
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April 23, 2024 @ 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 migrants.

Let’s meet at the parking lot at the meadows. This event will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain.

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

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


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April 23, 2024
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April 23, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Trip Leader: Ed Edge

Free to all members and non-members

Join BirdPhilly for a walk through a truly unsung hero of West Philly and quite possibly the least visited park in the city. Sixty acres of rehabbed woods adjacent to 300 acres of derelict golf course offer a unique habitat for both woodland and grassland birds. A very active area for all raptors and songbirds!  Boots and pants are suggested for this rolling terrain that is sometimes muddy and often overgrown.

Meet at: 6525 Vine St

Binoculars available for borrow

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

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


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April 23, 2024
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April 23, 2024 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L4002670

Trip Leader: edge

Free to all members and non-members

Join Bird Philly in this remarkably lush and quiet section of West Philly. The rolling streams, dense canopy, and thick understory offer great habitats for birds year-round and are an especially popular spot for migrants to visit. This walk is free and is great for beginner and experienced birders alike. Boots recommended for this rolling dirt path. 

Meet at 6610 Sherwood Ave. Binoculars available for borrow.

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

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


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April 24, 2024
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April 24, 2024 @ 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 24, 2024
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April 24, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L4002670

Trip Leader: edge

Free to all members and non-members

Join Bird Philly in this remarkably lush and quiet section of West Philly. The rolling streams, dense canopy, and thick understory offer great habitats for birds year-round and are an especially popular spot for migrants to visit. This walk is free and is great for beginner and experienced birders alike. Boots recommended for this rolling dirt path. 

Meet at 6610 Sherwood Ave. Binoculars available for borrow.

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

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


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April 27, 2024
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April 27, 2024 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Trip Leader: Alan Crawford & Win Shafer

Free to all members and non-members

Join Linda and Leigh at Belleplain State Forest, established in 1928 for recreation, wildlife management, timber production, and water conservation. Starting at the Belleplain State Forest Headquarters: 1 Henkinsifkin Rd, Woodbine, NJ 08270. We will hit the hotspots in search of early migrants and breeders setting up territories and then drive 26 miles down the Garden State Parkway to explore Cape May National Wildlife Refuge.

Dress for the weather. Bring water and snacks. We will most likely stop at Wawa or somewhere for food and restrooms along the way.


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April 27, 2024
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April 27, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Barb Bassett

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.

This is also one of the days for the Philadelphia City Nature Challenge 2024 (4/26-29) so it will also be a chance to upload a few sightings either via the iNaturalist app or later at https://www.inaturalist.org/. More information about the CNC here: https://cncphilly.org/


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April 28, 2024
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April 28, 2024 @ 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! Fall migration is ramping up, and we should see plenty of birds stopping in Philly on their way to the wintering grounds. 

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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April 28, 2024
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April 28, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L340518

Trip Leader: edge

Free to all members and non-members

Join BidPhilly for a free walk at one of the best migrant stop overs in the city. Every type of warbler, vireo, tanager, thrush, and cuckoo can be found here! Available to all birding levels. Binoculars available for borrow.

Meet at: 7000 Wayne Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119

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

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


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April 28, 2024
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April 28, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L4002670

Trip Leader: edge

Free to all members and non-members

Join Bird Philly in this remarkably lush and quiet section of West Philly. The rolling streams, dense canopy, and thick understory offer great habitats for birds year-round and are an especially popular spot for migrants to visit. This walk is free and is great for beginner and experienced birders alike. Boots recommended for this rolling dirt path. 

Meet at 6610 Sherwood Ave. Binoculars available for borrow.

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

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


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April 29, 2024
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April 29, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: edge

Free to all members and non-members

Join BirdPhilly for a walk through the sprawling and under-birded West Fairmount Park. This walk will start at Belmont Plateau, wind through the woods to Greenland Nursery, and also pass through Edgely Woods. West Fairmount Park boasts expansive wooded areas with a plethora of mountain bike trails traversing them. Boots are suggested as these trails are sometimes muddy in areas. 

We will meet in the free parking lot directly across the street from the museum at Belmont Mansion (2000 Belmont Mansion Dr).

Binoculars available for borrow.

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

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


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April 30, 2024
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April 30, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: edge

Free to all members and non-members

Join BirdPhilly for a walk through a truly unsung hero of West Philly and quite possibly the least visited park in the city. Sixty acres of rehabbed woods adjacent to 300 acres of derelict golf course offer a unique habitat for both woodland and grassland birds. A very active area for all raptors and songbirds!  Boots and pants are suggested for this rolling terrain that is sometimes muddy and often overgrown.

Meet at: 6525 Vine St

Binoculars available for borrow

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

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


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April 30, 2024
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April 30, 2024 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L4002670

Trip Leader: edge

Free to all members and non-members

Join Bird Philly in this remarkably lush and quiet section of West Philly. The rolling streams, dense canopy, and thick understory offer great habitats for birds year-round and are an especially popular spot for migrants to visit. This walk is free and is great for beginner and experienced birders alike. Boots recommended for this rolling dirt path. 

Meet at 6610 Sherwood Ave. Binoculars available for borrow.

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

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


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May 01, 2024
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May 01, 2024 @ 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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May 02, 2024
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May 02, 2024 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 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
Meet at the Dock Street Bridge between Carpenter’s Hall and the First Bank. We’ll walk west slowly til 9am, finishing in Washington Square.

39°56’52.2″N 75°08’49.3″W


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May 02, 2024
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May 02, 2024 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Martin Selzer

Free to all members and non-members

Thursday Mornings meet Martin Selzer to explore the wooded trails, meadows, and farm fields of Harriet Wetherill Park in, Montgomery County. For those unfamiliar with the park, there is series of grass, dirt, and paved walking paths that we will be birding. Besides resident and migrating passerines, we will have ample opportunities to view other migrating species during the walk. The park is nearby both Dixon Meadow and the Wissahickon Waterfowl Preserve, so stops there afterwards can be combined with the walk.

Meet at the west entrance at 2635 Narcissa Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.


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May 04, 2024
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May 04, 2024 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Alan Crawford & Win Shafer

Free to all members and non-members

Join DVOC members Win Shafer and Alan Crawford looking for Spring migrants along the famous Bridle Trail at Ridley Creek State Park. RCSP is one of the best warbler spots around, and this walk often nets well in excess of ten warbler species. We also expect to see vireos, orioles, tanagers, and flycatchers.


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May 04, 2024
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May 04, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L7397721

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.

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

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


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May 04, 2024
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May 04, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L340518

Trip Leader: edge

Free to all members and non-members

Join BidPhilly for a free walk at one of the best migrant stop overs in the city. Every type of warbler, vireo, tanager, thrush, and cuckoo can be found here! Available to all birding levels. Binoculars available for borrow.

Meet at: 7000 Wayne Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119

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

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


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May 04, 2024
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May 04, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L4002670

Trip Leader: edge

Free to all members and non-members

Join Bird Philly in this remarkably lush and quiet section of West Philly. The rolling streams, dense canopy, and thick understory offer great habitats for birds year-round and are an especially popular spot for migrants to visit. This walk is free and is great for beginner and experienced birders alike. Boots recommended for this rolling dirt path. 

Meet at 6610 Sherwood Ave. Binoculars available for borrow.

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

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


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May 05, 2024
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May 05, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L3067523

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 warblers, thrushes, and sparrows while spring migration is slowly ramping up.

We will meet at the Ramona Ave entrance and walk about 2.5 miles. Dress for weather.

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

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


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May 05, 2024
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May 05, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: edge

Free to all members and non-members

Join BirdPhilly for a walk through the sprawling and under-birded West Fairmount Park. This walk will start at Belmont Plateau, wind through the woods to Greenland Nursery, and also pass through Edgely Woods. West Fairmount Park boasts expansive wooded areas with a plethora of mountain bike trails traversing them. Boots are suggested as these trails are sometimes muddy in areas. 

We will meet in the free parking lot directly across the street from the museum at Belmont Mansion (2000 Belmont Mansion Dr).

Binoculars available for borrow.

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

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


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May 05, 2024
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May 05, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Trip Leader: edge

Free to all members and non-members

Join BirdPhilly for a walk through a truly unsung hero of West Philly and quite possibly the least visited park in the city. Sixty acres of rehabbed woods adjacent to 300 acres of derelict golf course offer a unique habitat for both woodland and grassland birds. A very active area for all raptors and songbirds!  Boots and pants are suggested for this rolling terrain that is sometimes muddy and often overgrown.

Meet at: 6525 Vine St

Binoculars available for borrow

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

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


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May 08, 2024
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May 08, 2024 @ 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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May 09, 2024
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May 09, 2024 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 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
Meet at the Dock Street Bridge between Carpenter’s Hall and the First Bank. We’ll walk west slowly til 9am, finishing in Washington Square.

39°56’52.2″N 75°08’49.3″W


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May 09, 2024
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May 09, 2024 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Martin Selzer

Free to all members and non-members

Thursday Mornings meet Martin Selzer to explore the wooded trails, meadows, and farm fields of Harriet Wetherill Park in, Montgomery County. For those unfamiliar with the park, there is series of grass, dirt, and paved walking paths that we will be birding. Besides resident and migrating passerines, we will have ample opportunities to view other migrating species during the walk. The park is nearby both Dixon Meadow and the Wissahickon Waterfowl Preserve, so stops there afterwards can be combined with the walk.

Meet at the west entrance at 2635 Narcissa Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.


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May 11, 2024
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May 11, 2024 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Trip Leader: TBD

Free to all members and non-members

Join trip leaders at Indian River Inlet for great sea watching. Sea birds use the inlet for feeding which provides close looks at species such as Common and Red-throated Loons, Double-crested and Great Cormorants, gulls, terns, shorebirds and sea ducks. We will then head north on Rt 1 up to Prime Hook NWR to search for migrant passerines and other water birds including herons, egrets and ducks.

Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot south of the bridge. You can use Big Chill Beachclub in your GPS for directions.

Dress for weather conditions. Bring water and snacks. We will likely stop at Wawa or similar for food and restrooms.


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May 11, 2024
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May 11, 2024 @ 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), NOT at the gazebo. In case the gates are closed, please park on 20th Street and walk to the meeting place.

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

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


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May 11, 2024
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May 11, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Trip Leader: Connor Smyth

Free to all members and non-members

We’ll search for migrant birds in the “Birdplace” of America while discussing bird migration through Philadelphia.

Let’s meet at the Commodore Barry Statue behind Independence Hall at 9 am.

After our walk (~10.15 am), we will visit the exhibit “Sketching Splendor: American Natural History, 1750-1850” at the American Philosophical Society, which includes works by Bartrama and Audubon, among others.
Please RSVP as space is limited.

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. Moore, Falls of Schuylkill, Frankford, Greater Olney, Logan, Richmond, South Philly, Torresdale, and Widener.

Please contact birdphillywalks@gmail.com with any questions.


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May 11, 2024
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May 11, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L340518

Trip Leader: edge

Free to all members and non-members

Join BidPhilly for a free walk at one of the best migrant stop overs in the city. Every type of warbler, vireo, tanager, thrush, and cuckoo can be found here! Available to all birding levels. Binoculars available for borrow.

Meet at: 7000 Wayne Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119

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

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


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May 11, 2024
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May 11, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L4002670

Trip Leader: edge

Free to all members and non-members

Join Bird Philly in this remarkably lush and quiet section of West Philly. The rolling streams, dense canopy, and thick understory offer great habitats for birds year-round and are an especially popular spot for migrants to visit. This walk is free and is great for beginner and experienced birders alike. Boots recommended for this rolling dirt path. 

Meet at 6610 Sherwood Ave. Binoculars available for borrow.

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

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


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May 12, 2024
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May 12, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: edge

Free to all members and non-members

Join BirdPhilly for a walk through the sprawling and under-birded West Fairmount Park. This walk will start at Belmont Plateau, wind through the woods to Greenland Nursery, and also pass through Edgely Woods. West Fairmount Park boasts expansive wooded areas with a plethora of mountain bike trails traversing them. Boots are suggested as these trails are sometimes muddy in areas. 

We will meet in the free parking lot directly across the street from the museum at Belmont Mansion (2000 Belmont Mansion Dr).

Binoculars available for borrow.

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

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


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May 12, 2024
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May 12, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Trip Leader: edge

Free to all members and non-members

Join BirdPhilly for a walk through a truly unsung hero of West Philly and quite possibly the least visited park in the city. Sixty acres of rehabbed woods adjacent to 300 acres of derelict golf course offer a unique habitat for both woodland and grassland birds. A very active area for all raptors and songbirds!  Boots and pants are suggested for this rolling terrain that is sometimes muddy and often overgrown.

Meet at: 6525 Vine St

Binoculars available for borrow

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

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


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May 15, 2024
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May 15, 2024 @ 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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May 16, 2024
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May 16, 2024 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Martin Selzer

Free to all members and non-members

Thursday Mornings meet Martin Selzer to explore the wooded trails, meadows, and farm fields of Harriet Wetherill Park in, Montgomery County. For those unfamiliar with the park, there is series of grass, dirt, and paved walking paths that we will be birding. Besides resident and migrating passerines, we will have ample opportunities to view other migrating species during the walk. The park is nearby both Dixon Meadow and the Wissahickon Waterfowl Preserve, so stops there afterwards can be combined with the walk.

Meet at the west entrance at 2635 Narcissa Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.


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May 18, 2024
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May 18, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Manny Dominguez

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 18, 2024
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May 18, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L340518

Trip Leader: edge

Free to all members and non-members

Join BidPhilly for a free walk at one of the best migrant stop overs in the city. Every type of warbler, vireo, tanager, thrush, and cuckoo can be found here! Available to all birding levels. Binoculars available for borrow.

Meet at: 7000 Wayne Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119

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

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


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May 18, 2024
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May 18, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L4002670

Trip Leader: edge

Free to all members and non-members

Join Bird Philly in this remarkably lush and quiet section of West Philly. The rolling streams, dense canopy, and thick understory offer great habitats for birds year-round and are an especially popular spot for migrants to visit. This walk is free and is great for beginner and experienced birders alike. Boots recommended for this rolling dirt path. 

Meet at 6610 Sherwood Ave. Binoculars available for borrow.

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

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


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May 22, 2024
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May 22, 2024 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Trip Leader: Linda Widdop

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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 25, 2024
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May 25, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 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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May 29, 2024
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May 29, 2024 @ 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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June 18, 2024
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June 18, 2024 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Leader: Bob

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Important: Participants MUST sign up by Monday, May 29. Please provide Bob Horton with your full name, drivers license number and state, social security number, and date of birth. To grant access to the base, the military needs this information in advance of our trip. The grasslands here are the best annual site in NJ for seeing the breeding displays of Upland Sandpipers. We also expect Grasshopper and Field Sparrows, Horned Lark, Eastern Meadowlark and in the pine forests, Pine Warbler. Each participant must be a US CITIZEN and will need a valid driver’s license or picture ID. Our stay in the Jump Zone grasslands will be 4+ hours. No one will be permitted to leave group before the entire group leaves at 12 NOON.
You must register with Bob Horton for this trip in advance. Email Bob at: horton633@verizon.net. This trip is limited to 20 people.
If you are reluctant to send your Social Security number via email, you can telephone Bob Horton directly and provide it to him verbally. Bob’s Cell phone number is 609–865–9941.
This DVOC trip is free to members and non-members
Meeting time: 7AM at the Cathedral of the Air parking lot in Lakehurst
Directions: Take Rte 70 to the center of Lakehurst. At the McDonalds and gas station, turn left onto Rte 547. In about a mile, on the left there is a gray chapel named the Cathedral of the Air. We will car pool from this parking area under the supervision of Paul Mahon, the base Conservation Officer. Each car entering the base will need a vehicle registration card and proof of insurance.

Rain date Monday, June 17


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June 22, 2024
Bird Walk at The Discovery Center
June 22, 2024 @ 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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July 09, 2024
Bird Hike at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
July 09, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Sandy Grimwade

Free to all members and non-members

The Schuylkill Center is a great 365-acre birding spot in the Roxburgh area of Philadelphia, with meadows, woodland, ponds and streams. The E-bird checklist shows 162 species. This hike round the SCEE is about 2.6 miles and takes about 2 hours. The terrain is mostly well-maintained woodland paths with a few steep descents and ascents.

Meet in Parking lot of SCEE, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128 (about ½ mile off Hagy’s Mill Road down a bumpy gravel road)

While you are at the center, check out the Feather Friendly window treatments that Bird Safe Philly is working on to protect birds from colliding with windows.


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July 17, 2024
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July 17, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Sandy Grimwade

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The 200+ acre park surrounding Mill Grove, the first home in the US of John James Audubon, has several diverse birdy habitats – meadow, mature woodland, wetlands and the Perkiomen Creek. The E-bird checklist shows 180 species. The hike around Mill Grove is about 1.5 miles and takes about 2 hours, depending on bird activity. The paths are partly asphalt and partly rough woodland tracks. There are a few gentle hills. Precautions against ticks are recommended.

Meet in parking lot of the JJAC Museum at 1201 Pawlings Rd, Audubon, PA 19403


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October 05, 2024
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October 05, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Ken Walsh

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 09, 2024
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November 09, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Debbie Beer

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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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December 07, 2024
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December 07, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Trip Leader: Navin Sasikumar

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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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