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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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 22. 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: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:00 pm
End: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:30 pm

Thursday, May 23, 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: Thursday, May 23, 2019 8:30 am
End: Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:30 am

Monday, May 27, 2019

Goose Run Park / Sly Fox Brewery

For: Migrants and local birds

Place: Goose Run Park / Sly Fox Brewery, 8:00 a.m.

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

Note: Goose Run Park (Douglass Township, Berks County) consists 82.5 acres of open space and wooded trails which provide habitat for a variety of species including Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark. This township-owned park has two entrances; we will meet at the gravel parking lot off of Levengood Road (NOT Goose Run Road).  The address is listed as 1220 Levengood Road, which should be accessed from Colebrookdale Road.  After the walk we will gather for Memorial Day brews and eats at the Sly Fox Brewery, 331 Circle Of Progress Drive, Pottstown.

 

Start: Monday, May 27, 2019 8:00 am
End: Monday, May 27, 2019 12:00 pm

Thursday, May 30, 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: Thursday, May 30, 2019 8:30 am
End: Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:30 am

Friday, May 31, 2019 – Sunday, June 2, 2019

Northern PA: Sullivan and Lycoming Counties

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

CapeMayLighthouseMapPlace: D&D Brew Works Hotel, 4741 Route 220 Highway, Muncy Valley, PA, Friday to Sunday.

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

Note: New location, Elkmont is not available.  We have 5 rooms all with one double bed. One has a private bath, the other four share a bath with a second room. Cost $80 per night.

Note: Contact leader by May 1 for trip details, directions and to make reservations and provide your estimated time of arrival.

Start: Friday, May 31, 2019 8:00 am
End: Sunday, June 2, 2019 5:00 pm

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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.e.lucas7@gmail.com)

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.

Okehocking Preserve

Start: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:00 am
End: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 12:00 pm

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Coventry Woods / Hidden River Brewery

For: Migrants and local birds

Place: Coventry Woods / Hidden River Brewery, 5:00 p.m.

Leaders: Patty Werth (484-985-8164, pattyww@comcast.net) and John Werth (215-859-1149)

Note: Join us for a bird walk in the dense woodland forests of Coventry Woods, a North Coventry Township park which is part of the Hopewell Big Woods.  Over 150 species of birds have been recorded in this 688-acre park in just the last two calendar years.  The trails are unpaved and moderately steep, so sturdy boots are recommended.  We will meet at the Fernbrook access of Coventry Woods at 1954 St. Peters Rd, Pottstown.  After the walk we will quench our thirst and stave off hunger at Hidden River Brewing Company, 1808 Schuylkill Rd (Rt 724), Douglassville.

 

Start: Thursday, June 6, 2019 5:00 am
End: Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:00 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: Thursday, June 6, 2019 8:30 am
End: Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:30 am

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Stroud Preserve, Chester County, PA

For: Summer residents, butterflies, etc.

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

Leaders: 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: Saturday, June 8, 2019 8:00 am
End: Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:00 pm

Sunday, June 9, 2019

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: Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:00 am
End: Sunday, June 9, 2019 12:00 pm
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