Calendar of Events

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

Monday, June 1, 2020

Potluck Supper (6:30 p.m.), election of officers and members’ photos – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

coordinated by TBA.

Start: Monday, June 1, 2020 6:30 pm
End: Monday, June 1, 2020 9:30 pm
Venue: West Chester Friends' Meeting House
Address:
425 N High St, West Chester, PA, 19380, United States

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The club will join
Larry on May 20. 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 20, 2020 3:00 pm
End: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:30 pm

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Stroud Preserve, Chester County, PA – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

For: Summer residents, butterflies, etc.

Place: Stroud Preserve parking lot, 8:00 a.m.

Google Map

Leaders: Armas Hill (302-529-1876, Armas@focusonnature.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 162 west for about 2 miles and turn left onto North Creek Road. The parking lot is on the right.

Stroud Preserve

Start: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:00 am
End: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:00 pm

Monday, May 18, 2020

Urban Birding in London – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

Sanford M. Sorkin

Start: Monday, May 18, 2020 7:30 am
End: Monday, May 18, 2020 9:30 pm
Venue: West Chester Friends' Meeting House
Address:
425 N High St, West Chester, PA, 19380, United States

Saturday, May 16, 2020

E.B. Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR, NJ – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

For: Shorebirds, herons, nightjars

Place: Forsythe NWR Headquarters, 8:00 a.m. Google Map

Leaders: Bruce Piecukonis (610-354-9471, Pterodroma@comcast.net) and Tony Fernandes (610-647-7868, jets741@verizon.net)

Note: Meet at Forsythe at 8:00 a.m. Minimal walking involved. Bring a lunch, this is an all day trip.

Directions: Call leaders for trip details, carpooling and directions.

Start: Saturday, May 16, 2020 8:00 am
End: Saturday, May 16, 2020 5:00 pm

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Coventry Woods, Chester County, PA – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

For: Spring migrants/possible Gray-cheeked Thush. On second walk: Hooded Warbler and possible Kentucky Warlbler

Place: Fernbrook parking lot, 8:00 a.m. For GPS use 1954 St. Peters Road Pottstown, PA

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

Note: Coventry Woods is part of Hopewell Big Woods, and 153 species of birds have been recorded at this site in just the last five years.  The trails are unpaved and some are steep.  This walk of about 3-4 hours will cover 1-2 miles.  If there is interest, there is the possibility of a second walk of similar duration and distance to follow at a different location within the 660-acre park, which usually yields some additional species.  A portable restroom is on site at the Fernbrook parking lot.
Directions: From West Chester, take Route 100 north about 20 miles bear left onto W. Hoffecker Road. Go .5 miles, turn right on Laurelwood road. Go .1 miles, turn left on to Temple Road. Go 1 mile, bear left onto St. Peters Road. In 1.1 mile turn left to stay on St. Peters Road.

Coventry Woods

Start: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:00 am
End: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:30 pm

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Ramsey Road, Wilmington, DE – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

For: Migrants and resident birds

Place: Parking lot off of Ramsey Rd., 8:00 a.m.

Leader: Carol Majors (610-399-1509, carolmajors@gmail.com)

Note: A walk along the Brandywine Creek in Delaware. The walk is about 2 miles over fairly even terrain with one stream crossing.

Directions: Route 202 South to Rt. 92 just over the state line. Turn right onto Route 92 then follow it to the left. Take the first right on to Ramsey Rd. Look for the parking area on the right.

Start: Sunday, May 10, 2020 8:00 am
End: Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:00 pm

Saturday, May 9, 2020

White Clay Creek, Newark, DE – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

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 9, 2020 7:45 am
End: Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:00 pm

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Stroud Preserve, Chester County, PA – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

For: Summer residents, butterflies, etc.

Place: Stroud Preserve parking lot, 8:00 a.m.

Google Map

Leaders: Armas Hill (302-529-1876, Armas@focusonnature.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 162 west for about 2 miles and turn left onto North Creek Road. The parking lot is on the right.

Stroud Preserve

Start: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:00 am
End: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:00 pm

Monday, May 4, 2020

Birding beyond the Roaring Forties – The Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

Dorothy Bedford, club member.

Start: Monday, May 4, 2020 7:30 pm
End: Monday, May 4, 2020 9:30 pm
Venue: West Chester Friends' Meeting House
Address:
425 N High St, West Chester, PA, 19380, United States
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