Upcoming Events › Field Trips

September 8, 2018

Willisbrook Preserve, Willistown, PA

For: Fall migrants

Place: Willisbrook Preserve Parking lot, Line Road, 8:30 a.m.

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

Note: Owned by Natural Lands Trust, it includes over 20 acres of Serpentine Barrens. We will explore the diverse variety of birds and plants. This is a half day trip with about 2 miles of walking over fairly flat terrain.

Directions: From Routes 202 and Paoli Pike, take Paoli Pike east between 3.5 and 4 miles to Line Road. Turn right on Line Road. Go past the soccer field parking to the preserve parking, about ½ mile.

Willisbrook Preserve

Start: September 8, 2018 8:30 am
End: September 8, 2018 12:00 pm

September 13, 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: September 13, 2018 8:30 am
End: September 13, 2018 10:30 am

September 15, 2018

Beginner Bird Walk, Black Rock Sanctuary, Phoenixville, PA

For: Fall migrants

Google MapPlace: Black Rock Sanctuary, 8:30 a.m.

Leaders: John Mercer (484-459-2062, mercer1135@aol.com) and
John Nicholson (484-883-2295, jjnich53@gmail.com)

Note: Half day trip. The walk is about 2 miles on a paved walkway and will take about 2 to 2.5 hours. This trip is open to all levels of birders, but will focus on helping the beginning birders improve their skills.
The Sanctuary is an important habitat for waterfowl and migratory birds and contains acres of wetlands, woodlands and meadows dedicated to wildlife habitat and public use.
Directions: Black Rock Sanctuary is located at 953 Black Rock Road about 1 mile north of Phoenixville on Route 113 between Riverwalk Drive and Winding River Boulevard.

Black Rock Sanctuary

Start: September 15, 2018 8:30 am
End: September 15, 2018 5:00 pm

September 20, 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: September 20, 2018 8:30 am
End: September 20, 2018 10:30 am

September 27, 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: September 27, 2018 8:30 am
End: September 27, 2018 10:30 am

October 6, 2018 – October 7, 2018

Cape May, NJ – 2 Day Trip

For: Fall migrants, warblers, shorebirds and waterfowl

Google MapPlace for Saturday: Cape May Point State Park Lighthouse parking lot, 7:30 a.m.

Google MapPlace for Sunday: Higbee Beach parking lot, 7:00 a.m.

Leaders: Barry Blust (610-458-5616, BarryBlust@comcast.net) and John McNamara (610-383-0979, JMcNamara@wcupa.edu )

Note: Contact Barry for details. Please make your own reservations if you plan on staying overnight.

Note: This trip involves considerable walking, 2 to 4 miles each day, over relatively flat terrain, but some walking in sand will be involved. Please join us both days or either day.

Cape May Bird Observatory

Cape May Point State Park

Start: October 6, 2018 7:30 am
End: October 7, 2018 5:00 pm
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