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May 23, 2018

Bucktoe Kite and Shorebird Watch, Kennett Square, PA

For: Migrating kites and shorebirds

Place: Bucktoe Preserve parking lot, Kennett Square, PA, 3:00 p.m.

Leader: Larry Lewis – Early Bird Tours (484-340-7672, earlybirdtours@comcast.net)

Note: Join Larry as he searches the skies for migrating kites and shorebirds. The watch goes
every day from May 17 thru June 6, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The club will join
Larry on May 23. People can come and go as they want and are welcome to join Larry any of
the days he is at the watch.

Directions: From Kennett Square, take Union Street south out of town.  This becomes Kaolin Road.  Make a right onto Hillendale Road.  Proceed about 1.5 miles to Sharp Road and make a left.  The entrance is on the left at 432 Sharp Road.  Look for the “BCP” sign.  Upon entering driveway, make a right on gravel road opposite first driveway you see.  Follow gravel road to the pavilion and parking area.

Bucktoe Preserve

Start: May 23, 2018 3:00 pm
End: May 23, 2018 8:30 pm

May 24, 2018

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: May 24, 2018 8:30 am
End: May 24, 2018 10:30 am

May 25, 2018 – May 27, 2018

Northern PA: Sullivan and Lycoming Counties – CANCELLED!!!

For: Breeding warblers, mountain birds, and nesting Sandhill Cranes

Google MapPlace: Elkmont Lodge in the Endless Mountains near World’s End State Park, Friday to Sunday.

Leaders: Nancy Bernhardt (610-565-8387) and John Mercer (484-459-2062, mercer1135@aol.com)

Note: Enjoy beautiful vista at Elkmont Lodge in rural Sullivan County. Departure for home on Sunday. Some easy walking possible, but not required. Generally less than a mile each night and each morning.

Note: Contact leader by May 14 for trip details, directions and to make reservations and provide your estimated time of arrival. For those who wish to arrive Thursday evening please contact Nancy Bernhardt in advance (610-565-8387) so she can make room and dinner arrangements. This group will bird Friday morning and return to the Lodge to collect those that arrive later on Friday.

Start: May 25, 2018 8:00 am
End: May 27, 2018 5:00 pm

May 31, 2018

Horseshoe Crab Migration – NJ Beaches

For: Migrants, shorebirds, and horseshoe crab spawning

Place: Heislerville NWP, Maurice River, NJ, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 PM

Leader: Dave Davis (267-251-7648, kilmorreyinc@ccis.net) and Rita Modesti (610-304-1832, rmo54@yahoo.com)

Note: This trip will visit locations along Route 47 from Matt’s Landing/Heislerville and South to the Cape May NWP/Woodcock Trail. This is a full day trip. There will be minimal walking involved.

Directions: Meet at 8:00 am at Wawa. 3904 NJ Route 47, Millville, NJ 08332. Call leader to confirm your joining and to verify meeting location.

Start: May 31, 2018 8:00 am
End: May 31, 2018 3:30 pm

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: May 31, 2018 8:30 am
End: May 31, 2018 10:30 am

June 2, 2018

Stroud Preserve, Chester County, PA

For: Summer residents, butterflies, etc.

Google MapPlace: Stroud Preserve parking lot, 8:00 a.m.

Leaders: Martin Page (610-359-9887, Martin_Page@msn.com) and
Bob Pierce (610-594-0625, rwp61@verizon.net)

Note: Trip is an approximately two- to three-hour walk covering about 2 miles with some moderate hills.

Note: From West Chester, take Route 162 west for about 2 miles and turn left onto North Creek Road. The parking lot is on the right.

Stroud Preserve

Start: June 2, 2018 8:00 am
End: June 2, 2018 12:00 pm

June 3, 2018

Nottingham Park, Nottingham, PA

For: Pine, Palm & Prairie Warblers and other passerines

Place: Nottingham Park Office, 150 Park Road , Nottingham, PA 19362 at 8:15 a.m.

Leaders: Michael Harvell & Lisa Tull (610-935-0817 pygmynut@comcast.net)

Note: Dedicated in 1963, this is the first Chester County Park. It sits atop one of the largest serpentine barrens on the East Coast. Recognized by the National Park Service in 2008 for its natural history and conservation efforts.

Note: A half day trip covering about 2.3 miles on unpaved moderately steep trails. Wear sturdy shoes. Bring sunscreen, water and snacks. Those who wish to can enjoy lunch in the park after our walk.

Directions: Take Route 1 south to Route 272. Turn left onto 272 south then turn right at first right, Herr Drive. In about 1500 feet, take the first right onto Old Baltimore Pike, then the first right onto Park Road. Headquarters will be on the left.

Carpooling: Meet at Painters Crossing, PA, on the northwest corner of US Routes 1 and 202. Departure time 7:15 a.m.

Nottingham County Park

Start: June 3, 2018 8:15 am
End: June 3, 2018 12:00 pm

June 5, 2018

Okehocking Preserve, Chester County, PA

For: Summer residents, butterflies, etc.

Place: Okehocking Preserve parking lot, 8:00 a.m.

Leaders: Sue Lucas (610-647-4779, sue.lucas@comcast.net)

Note: Trip is an approximately two- to three-hour walk covering about 2 miles with some moderate hills.

Directions: From West Chester, take Route 3 East.  After passing Route 926, at the next light (DelChester Road) make a u-turn and come back to the Okehocking Parking lot.

Start: June 5, 2018 8:00 am
End: June 5, 2018 12:00 pm

June 7, 2018

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: June 7, 2018 8:30 am
End: June 7, 2018 10:30 am

June 9, 2018

East Branch Brandywine Trail, Downingtown, PA

For: Summer residents

Place: Lot off Rt. 322 just East of the Railroad Bridge, 8:00 a.m.

Leaders: Judy White (610-429-1409, jwhite133@comcast.net) and
Pat Messner (484-716-7564, patmessner32@gmail.com)

Note: Half-day trip, 2.6 miles of fairly flat paved walkway, with benches and plenty of shade.

Directions: From Downingtown, take East Rt.322, go under the railroad bridge and look for the lot on the left side of the road. From West Chester, go West on Rt. 322 and when you see the trestle ahead, look for the lot on the right.

East Branch Brandywine Trail

Start: June 9, 2018 8:00 am
End: June 9, 2018 12:00 pm
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