Calendar of Events

Please contact trip leader in advance if you are planning to go on a field trip.

Thursday, August 15, 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, August 15, 2019 8:30 am
End: Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:30 am

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Bombay Hook NWR and Points South, DE

For: Shorebirds, herons and summer residents

Google MapPlace: Bombay Hook NWR Headquarters, 8:30 a.m.

Leaders: John Mercer (484-459-2062, mercer1135@aol.com) and Denice Hardtmann (484-678-8409, dhardtmann@comcast.net)

Note: This is an all day trip that will start at Bombay Hook and go South as far as we can get before we stop for dinner at a local restaurant and head home. Bring lunch this is an all day trip. Minimal walking involved.

Directions: Meet at NWR, 2591 Whitehall Neck Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977 at 8:30am. Do not leave the HQ; depending on birding on Whitehall Neck Rd, we may arrive to the HQ after 8:30. Please contact leader if you will meet the group at Bombay Hook.

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

Google MapBombay Hook NWR

Start: Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:30 am
End: Saturday, August 10, 2019 5:00 pm

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

Thursday, August 1, 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, August 1, 2019 8:30 am
End: Thursday, August 1, 2019 10:30 am

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

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Black Rock Sanctuary / Stable 12 Brewing Company

For: Migrants and local birds

Place: Black Rock Sanctuary / Stable 12 Brewing Company, 5:00 p.m.

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

Note: Located along a bend in the Schuylkill River and previously used as a desilting basin, Black Rock Sanctuary, located at 953 Black Rock Road (Route 113), is 119 acres of wetlands, woodlands, and meadows.  Since being reclaimed this area has become an important habitat for waterfowl and migratory birds as well as resident birds.  Our walk of 1-2 miles along paved and improved trails will be followed by a trip to Stable 12 Brewing Company (368 Bridge Street, Phoenixville) where we hope to continue birding while enjoying brews in the outdoor beer garden.

 

Start: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 5:00 pm
End: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:00 pm

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

Thursday, July 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: Thursday, July 11, 2019 8:30 am
End: Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:30 am

Saturday, July 6, 2019

WCBC Annual Summer Picnic

For: Good times!

Place: Veterans Pavilion at East Goshen Township Park, 6:00 p.m.

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

Note: Covered dish picnic. Bring food to share, tableware and lawn chair.
Call or email Sue if you plan to attend.

Directions from West Chester: Go east on Paoli Pike. After Paoli Pike crosses Route 352, the park will be on the left. After entering the park, turn right and Veterans Pavilion will be on the right about 1/3 the way around the circle. It is right after the restrooms.

Start: Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:00 pm
End: Saturday, July 6, 2019 9:00 pm

Thursday, July 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: Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:30 am
End: Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:30 am
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