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

March 10, 2019

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: March 10, 2019 6:30 pm
End: March 10, 2019 8:30 pm

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

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

March 26, 2019

Birds and Brews at Exton Park Pond, Chester County, PA

For: Wetland specialties, waterfowl and wintering birds.

Google MapPlace: Swedesford Rd. gravel parking lot, 5:00 p.m.

Leader: George Tallman (geta0805@comcast.net)

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. Dress for weather and bring binoculars and ID books. .

Note: This walk one of the regularly scheduled Friends of Exton Park walks that occurs on the fourth Tuesday of every month in Daylight Savings Time. After the walk, we will meet at The Pour House in Exton for dinner.

Directions: See directions for weekly walk.

Exton Park

Start: March 26, 2019 5:00 pm
End: March 26, 2019 8:00 pm

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

March 30, 2019

Eastern Neck Island NWR, MD

For: Eagles, swans and other waterfowl

Place: Elkton, MD, 8:00 a.m.

Leaders: Bruce Piecukonis (610-354-9471, Pterodroma@comcast.net) and
Tony Fernandes (610-647-7868, Jets741@verizon.net)

Google MapNote: There will be a short walk of about 1 mile over flat terrain. Bring lunch, trip is an all day trip.

Directions: Meet at the Burger King parking lot at the intersection of US Route 40 and MD Route 213 in Elkton, MD.

Eastern Neck Island

Start: March 30, 2019 8:00 am
End: March 30, 2019 5:00 pm

April 4, 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: April 4, 2019 8:30 am
End: April 4, 2019 10:30 am

April 10, 2019

Westtown Lake, PA

For: Wildflowers and migrating and resident birds

Google MapPlace: Westtown School cabin parking lot, 8:30am.

Leaders: Tim and Janny Sterrett (484-678-8528, timsterrett@gmail.com)

Note: This is a half-day trip. This is a walk that will cover about 2 miles over some hilly areas and take around 3 hours.

Directions: From West Chester, follow Route 3 east to Westtown Way road, turn right. Take the next left, follow Walnut Hill Road until you see Westtown School entrance. Turn right then park in first parking lot on the right.

Westtown School

Start: April 10, 2019 8:30 am
End: April 10, 2019 12:00 pm

April 11, 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: April 11, 2019 8:30 am
End: April 11, 2019 10:30 am
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