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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Every Thursday Morning Exton Park, Exton, PA

For: Seasonal birds

Place: Exton Park, 8:30 a.m.

Leader: Various leaders in conjunction with Friends of Exton Park

Note: Formerly known as Church Farm Pond and now a part of Exton Park, this pond and surrounding wetland had been a popular birding spot for years.

Google MapDirections: From the intersection of Routes 30 and 202, drive west along Route 30 and turn right on Valley Creek Blvd. At the end of the road, make a left on Swedesford Road and park in the gravel parking lot on your left where the perimeter trail starts. This is a 1.5 mile walk and will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Exton Park

Start: Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:30 am
End: Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:30 am

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Bombay Hook NWR and North

For: Waterfowl and other late winter visitors

Google MapPlace: Painters Crossing, 7:00 a.m.

Leaders: John Mercer (484-459-2062, mercer1135@aol.com)

Note: Minimal walking involved.  Bring lunch, this is an all day trip.

Directions: Meet at NWR, 2591 Whitehall Neck Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977 at 8:30 a.m. Do not leave the HQ; depending on birding on Whitehall Neck Rd, we may arrive to the HQ after 8:30. Please contact leader if you will meet the group at Bombay Hook. We will bird Bombay Hook and head north to various spots in Delaware.

Carpooling: Meet at Painters Crossing, PA, on the northwest corner of Routes 1 and 202. Departure time: 7:00 a.m.

Google MapBombay Hook NWR

Start: Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:30 am
End: Saturday, February 22, 2020 5:00 pm

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Every Thursday Morning Exton Park, Exton, PA

For: Seasonal birds

Place: Exton Park, 8:30 a.m.

Leader: Various leaders in conjunction with Friends of Exton Park

Note: Formerly known as Church Farm Pond and now a part of Exton Park, this pond and surrounding wetland had been a popular birding spot for years.

Google MapDirections: From the intersection of Routes 30 and 202, drive west along Route 30 and turn right on Valley Creek Blvd. At the end of the road, make a left on Swedesford Road and park in the gravel parking lot on your left where the perimeter trail starts. This is a 1.5 mile walk and will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Exton Park

Start: Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:30 am
End: Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:30 am

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Every Thursday Morning Exton Park, Exton, PA

For: Seasonal birds

Place: Exton Park, 8:30 a.m.

Leader: Various leaders in conjunction with Friends of Exton Park

Note: Formerly known as Church Farm Pond and now a part of Exton Park, this pond and surrounding wetland had been a popular birding spot for years.

Google MapDirections: From the intersection of Routes 30 and 202, drive west along Route 30 and turn right on Valley Creek Blvd. At the end of the road, make a left on Swedesford Road and park in the gravel parking lot on your left where the perimeter trail starts. This is a 1.5 mile walk and will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Exton Park

Start: Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:30 am
End: Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:30 am

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – Thursday, March 19, 2020

Central Florida from Cape Canaveral to St Pete

For: Florida birds and migrants

Place: Central Florida, all week March 10-19, 2020

Leader: John Mercer (484-459-2062, mercer1135@aol.com) and Sue Killeen (610-888-6950, mypuffins@gmail.com)

Note: This ten day trip will be focused on local Florida birds and early migrants. A van will be rented and rooms arranged for the group, but this will make participation limited, so please notify leader as soon as possible if interested in this trip. More information to be provided to participants.

Start: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:00 am
End: Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:00 pm

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Every Thursday Morning Exton Park, Exton, PA

For: Seasonal birds

Place: Exton Park, 8:30 a.m.

Leader: Various leaders in conjunction with Friends of Exton Park

Note: Formerly known as Church Farm Pond and now a part of Exton Park, this pond and surrounding wetland had been a popular birding spot for years.

Google MapDirections: From the intersection of Routes 30 and 202, drive west along Route 30 and turn right on Valley Creek Blvd. At the end of the road, make a left on Swedesford Road and park in the gravel parking lot on your left where the perimeter trail starts. This is a 1.5 mile walk and will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Exton Park

Start: Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:30 am
End: Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:30 am

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Evening Woodcock Walk, Marsh Creek State Park, PA

For: American Woodcock

Place: Park & Ride Route 113N, 6:30 p.m.

Leader: Holly Merker (610-733-4392 , HCybelle@aol.com)

Google MapNote: This is a joint trip with BCDC. Please check with leader in advance regarding weather conditions.

Directions: Meet at Park & Ride, Lionville, PA. Look for Park & Ride signs after turning from Route 100 onto 113 North. Turn right into Park & Ride.

Marsh Creek State Park

Start: Sunday, March 15, 2020 6:30 pm
End: Sunday, March 15, 2020 8:30 pm

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Every Thursday Morning Exton Park, Exton, PA

For: Seasonal birds

Place: Exton Park, 8:30 a.m.

Leader: Various leaders in conjunction with Friends of Exton Park

Note: Formerly known as Church Farm Pond and now a part of Exton Park, this pond and surrounding wetland had been a popular birding spot for years.

Google MapDirections: From the intersection of Routes 30 and 202, drive west along Route 30 and turn right on Valley Creek Blvd. At the end of the road, make a left on Swedesford Road and park in the gravel parking lot on your left where the perimeter trail starts. This is a 1.5 mile walk and will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Exton Park

Start: Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:30 am
End: Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:30 am

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Every Thursday Morning Exton Park, Exton, PA

For: Seasonal birds

Place: Exton Park, 8:30 a.m.

Leader: Various leaders in conjunction with Friends of Exton Park

Note: Formerly known as Church Farm Pond and now a part of Exton Park, this pond and surrounding wetland had been a popular birding spot for years.

Google MapDirections: From the intersection of Routes 30 and 202, drive west along Route 30 and turn right on Valley Creek Blvd. At the end of the road, make a left on Swedesford Road and park in the gravel parking lot on your left where the perimeter trail starts. This is a 1.5 mile walk and will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Exton Park

Start: Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:30 am
End: Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:30 am

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Every Thursday Morning Exton Park, Exton, PA

For: Seasonal birds

Place: Exton Park, 8:30 a.m.

Leader: Various leaders in conjunction with Friends of Exton Park

Note: Formerly known as Church Farm Pond and now a part of Exton Park, this pond and surrounding wetland had been a popular birding spot for years.

Google MapDirections: From the intersection of Routes 30 and 202, drive west along Route 30 and turn right on Valley Creek Blvd. At the end of the road, make a left on Swedesford Road and park in the gravel parking lot on your left where the perimeter trail starts. This is a 1.5 mile walk and will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Exton Park

Start: Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:30 am
End: Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:30 am
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