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Thursday, April 18, 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, April 18, 2019 8:30 am
End: Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:30 am

Saturday, April 20, 2019

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: Saturday, April 20, 2019 8:00 am
End: Saturday, April 20, 2019 12:00 pm

Thursday, April 25, 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, April 25, 2019 8:30 am
End: Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:30 am

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Binky Lee Preserve, Chester County, PA

For: Migrants and resident birds

Google MapPlace: Parking lot on Pikeland Road just off Route 113, 8:00 a.m.

Leaders: Bob Pierce (610-594-0625, rwp61@verizon.net)

Note: This will be a 3 to 4 hour walk covering about 2.5 miles with a decent grade at one point. We will be looking for resident and migrating birds including Bobolinks, Yellow-breasted Chats and sparrows in grass fields and shaded woodland paths.

Directions: Call or email the leader for directions or use the link below.

Binky Lee Preserve

Start: Saturday, April 27, 2019 8:00 am
End: Saturday, April 27, 2019 12:00 pm

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Springton Manor Farm, Chester County, PA

For: Migrants and resident birds

Place: Manor House 860 Springton Rd, Glenmoore, PA, 8:00 a.m.

Leaders: Kris Debolt and Peter Wade (215-219-5637, wadedeb@verizon.net)

Note: This will be a 3 to 4 hour walk. This walk is in conjunction with BCDC.

Directions: Take Rt. 322 West through Guthriesville, take a soft right onto Springton Road at traffic light, Cross Highspire Road, continue .5 miles to to park entrance on right.

Springton Manor Farm

Start: Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:00 am
End: Sunday, April 28, 2019 12:00 pm

Thursday, May 2, 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 2, 2019 8:30 am
End: Thursday, May 2, 2019 10:30 am

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Birding by Ear, Hibernia Park, Coatesville, PA

For: More advanced practice at birding by ear

Place: Hibernia Park parking lot by pond on Lion Head Rd., 8:30 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 for everyone who would like to practice and improve their birding by ear skills. We start the day with a walk along the creek to picnic tables where we will review the birds heard. Then we will walk back along the creek listening for birds again. The total walking is about .4 miles, but the session can take up to two hours or more
depending on the number of birds heard.

Directions: From Downingtown, take Route 30 bypass to Route 82 north (left turn). At the next left, turn onto Route 340 west. Go about 1.5 miles and turn right onto Wagontown Road. Follow Wagontown Road around to Park Road. (Be careful, at one point it seems Wagontown ends in a tee, but it continues to the right. Turn right onto Lyons Head Drive (between the pillars with lion faces on them.) Follow Lyons Head Drive until you see the pond on the right, the parking area is after the pond.

Hibernia Park

Start: Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:30 am
End: Saturday, May 4, 2019 12:00 pm

Sunday, May 5, 2019

ChesLen Preserve (formerly Embreeville County Park) and Embreeville Mill Property, PA

For: Early migrants

Google MapPlace: Newlin Township Maintenance Building, 8:00 a.m.

Leaders: Judy Ford (610-486-6061, RareJBird@verizon.net) and Mike Gardner (484-880-7083, birdnerd@zoominternet.net)

Note: There will be some walking involved, about 1 to 2 miles over mostly flat, marshy terrain. Waterproof boots or shoes a must. After the marsh, we’ll bird along the Brandywine around Embreeville.

Directions: The Twp Bldg parking lot (1751 Embreeville Rd Coatesville PA 19320) is west of West Chester, on PA Rte 162, directly across from the marsh. This is a half-day trip.

Cheslen Preserve

Newlin Township Building map

Start: Sunday, May 5, 2019 8:00 am
End: Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:00 pm

Thursday, May 9, 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 9, 2019 8:30 am
End: Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:30 am

Saturday, May 11, 2019

White Clay Creek, Newark, DE

For: Migrants and resident birds

Place: Wedgewood Rd. parking lot, 7:45 a.m.

Leader: Bob Murray (610-644-5440, rmurray@murraymicro.com)

Note: The walk will be on an abandoned railroad bed, along the banks of White Clay Creek, which forms a section of the Mason-Dixon trail. We will cover a total distance of about 3 miles. There will be bathroom facilities at the Nature Center, which is at the midpoint of the walk. We will finish up before noon.

Note: The park charges a fee of $8 per vehicle.

Directions: Call leader for directions if not carpooling.

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

White Clay Creek

Start: Saturday, May 11, 2019 7:45 am
End: Saturday, May 11, 2019 12:00 pm
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