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January 19, 2019

Shark River Inlet and North Shore of New Jersey

For: Loons, grebes and other waterfowl

Google MapPlace: Marina parking lot in Belmar, NJ, 9:00 a.m.

Leaders: Martin Page (610-359-9887 Martin_Page@msn.com) and
John Mercer (484-459-2062, mercer1135@aol.com)

Google MapNote: Minimal walking involved. Bring lunch, this is an all day trip.  Join Martin at the Side Door Eatery, 1709 Main Street, Belmar, at 8:00am for breakfast before the trip.

Directions: For Side Door Eatery, turn right onto 10th Street at the traffic light by the marina and right onto Main St at the light. The restaurant is on the right after six or seven blocks on Main St.  If you are meeting at the marina, the marina is at the junction of NJ Routes 71 & 35.

Carpooling: Meet leader at the parking lot adjacent to Dick’s Sporting Goods in King of Prussia Plaza, opposite Crate and Barrel & Maggianos.  Departure 6:30 a.m.

Start: January 19, 2019 9:00 am
End: January 19, 2019 5:00 pm

January 24, 2019

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: January 24, 2019 8:30 am
End: January 24, 2019 10:30 am

January 31, 2019

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: January 31, 2019 8:30 am
End: January 31, 2019 10:30 am

February 2, 2019

Warwick County Park, Chester County, PA

For: Rusty Blackbird, Swamp Sparrow and Hermit Thrush

Place: Last parking lot on the left, 9:00 a.m.

Leaders: Patty Werth (484-985-8164, pattyww@comcast.net and John Werth 215-859-1148)

Note: The 535-acre Warwick County Park in northern Chester County includes dense hardwood forest, wetlands, meadows, and riparian areas along a section of French Creek, an “exceptional value” stream. This diversity provides excellent habitat for birds. This 1.5 to 2 hour walk on mainly flat (and possible muddy) terrain on unpaved trails will cover approximately 2 miles. A modern restroom is on site.

Directions: From the intersection of Routes 100 and 23, proceed west on Rout 23 for 3.4 miles. Turn left onto County Park Road (entrance is somewhat hidden) and continue 0.3 miles to the entrance to Warwick County Park, on the left. Follow the drive to the last parking lot on the left.

Warwick County Park

Start: February 2, 2019 9:00 am
End: February 2, 2019 11:00 pm

February 7, 2019

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: February 7, 2019 8:30 am
End: February 7, 2019 10:30 am

February 14, 2019

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: February 14, 2019 8:30 am
End: February 14, 2019 10:30 am

February 16, 2019

The Great Backyard Bird Count

For: Winter residents

Place: Your feeders and your yard, all day.

Coordinator: Carol Majors (610-399-1509, carolmajors@gmail.com)

Note: Count birds at your feeder, in your yard or any site of your choosing.  Although the bird count is Feb. 15 to 18, only lists for Feb. 16 will be counted in the report. Input data into eBird.org and send to coordinator. All results must be sent to Carol by March 1. For more information, see website at Great Backyard Bird Count.

Date: February 16, 2019

February 21, 2019

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: February 21, 2019 8:30 am
End: February 21, 2019 10:30 am

February 23, 2019

Delaware City to Bombay Hook NWR and South

For: Waterfowl and other late winter visitors

Google MapPlace: Painter’s Crossing, 7:00 a.m.

Leaders: John Mercer (484-459-2062, mercer1135@aol.com) and
Denice Hardtmann (484-678-8409, dhardtmann@comcast.net)

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

Directions: We will stop first at Dragon Run overlook on Route 9, and then we will travel down Route 9 stopping at various locations along the way until we get to Bombay Hook. After Bombay Hook, we will continue south to Port Mahon, This is an all day trip with no set finish time.

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

Google Map

Bombay Hook NWR

Start: February 23, 2019 7:00 am
End: February 23, 2019 9:00 pm

February 28, 2019

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: February 28, 2019 8:30 am
End: February 28, 2019 10:30 am
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