Calendar of Events › Field Trips

April 21, 2018

George Lorimer Nature Preserve, Malvern, PA

For: Vireos, warblers and other passerines

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

Leaders: Grant Lashbrook (610-883-6807) and
Dean Lashbrook (610-213-0602, forestgreen39@hotmail.com )

Note: Half-day trip. This is a fairly easy walk of about 2 miles that goes down and back up a slight grade that will take around 3 hours

Directions: Turn into gravel driveway off North Valley Road north of Paoli, 0.4 miles north of Swedesford Road between Route 29 and Route 252.

George Lorimer Preserve

Start: April 21, 2018 8:00 am
End: April 21, 2018 12:00 pm

April 19, 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: April 19, 2018 8:30 am
End: April 19, 2018 10:30 am

April 15, 2018

Struble Lake and Marsh Creek State Park, PA

For: Waterfowl, snipe

Google MapPlace: Struble Lake Parking lot, 7:00 a.m.

Leader: Jim Russell (610-399-1580)

Note: This is a half day trip. There is minimal walking involved.

Directions: From Downingtown, take Route 322 west about 7 miles then take a slight right onto Chestnut Tree Road (after Sunoco gas tanks.) In about 3 miles bear left at stop sign onto Morgantown Road. The parking area for Struble Lake is 0.5 miles on the left.

Struble Lake

Marsh Creek State Park

Start: April 15, 2018 7:00 am
End: April 15, 2018 12:00 pm

April 14, 2018

Beginner Bird Walk at Exton Park Pond, Chester County, PA

For: Wetland specialties, early migrants and local birds.

Google MapPlace: Swedesford Rd. gravel parking lot, 8:00 a.m.

Leader: Bob Murray (610-644-5440, rmurray@murraymicro.com) and Lisa Tull (610-935-0817, pygmynut@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. May be muddy. Children and beginners welcome.

Note: This is a good trip for beginners to learn and sharpen their birding skills.  All skill levels are welcome.

Directions: See directions for weekly walk.

Exton Park

Start: April 14, 2018 8:00 am
End: April 14, 2018 12:00 pm

April 12, 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: April 12, 2018 8:30 am
End: April 12, 2018 10:30 am

April 11, 2018

Westtown Lake, PA

For: Wildflowers and migrating and resident birds

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

Leaders: Tim 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 11, 2018 8:30 am
End: April 11, 2018 12:00 pm

April 8, 2018

Birding by Ear for Beginners, Hibernia Park, Coatesville, PA

For: Learning the basics of birding by ear

Place: Parking lot by Pavilion #5 at Hibernia Park, 8:00 a.m.

Leaders: John Mercer (484-459-2062, mercer1135@aol.com) and Judy White (610-429-1409, jwhite133@comcast.net)

Note: This trip is geared to beginner birders who would like to start to learn how to improve their birding skills by birding by ear. There will be a discussion of the basics followed by a short .6 mile walk over even terrain followed by a refresher of the birds heard on the walk. Trip will be between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Directions: From Downingtown, take Route 30 bypass to Reeceville Road exit (Brandywine Hospital). Turn left at end of exit ramp, thrn right onto Reeceville Road. Follow Reeceville Road until it crosses Route 82 and becomes Cedar Knoll Road. Follow Cedar Knoll Road to the second park entrance on the left. Turn left. Pavilion 5 is the first pavilion on the left.

Hibernia Park

Start: April 8, 2018 8:00 am
End: April 8, 2018 12:00 pm

April 5, 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: April 5, 2018 8:30 am
End: April 5, 2018 10:30 am

March 31, 2018

Eastern Neck Island NWR, MD

For: Eagles, swans and other waterfowl

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

Leaders: Bruce Piecukonis (610-354-9471, Bruce.Piecukonis@L-3Com.com) 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 31, 2018 8:00 am
End: March 31, 2018 5:00 pm

March 29, 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: March 29, 2018 8:30 am
End: March 29, 2018 10:30 am
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