Upcoming Events

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

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Barnegat Light and E.B. Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR, NJ – Note date change

For: Harlequins, eiders, loons and other waterfowl

Google MapPlace: Barnegat Light State Park. Meet at Barngegat Light Borough Hall, 8:15 a.m.

Leader: Dorothy Bedford (609-658-1894, db@bt9.org)

Google MapNote: There will be a walk of about 1.5 miles between the dunes to get to the end of the jetty.  Brigantine is a fee area (per car); bring your National Park Service “Eagle Pass”. Bring  lunch, this is an all-day trip.

Directions: Meet at Barnegat Light Borough Hall, 10 E 7th St, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006. Follow NJ Route 72 onto Long Beach Island.  Turn left onto Long Beach Island Blvd. Go about 7 miles to 7th Street on right. Please make a rest-stop at Wawa, 370 NJ Rt 72, Manahawkin (approach from East Bay Ave. Plan 30 minutes to Barnegat Light from Wawa).  Forsythe NWR Visitor Center address: you MUST use 800 Great Creek Rd, Galloway NJ or Google will steer you 30 miles wrong.

Carpooling: Due to Covid concerns, check with leader to confirm if carpooling is occurring.  If so, meet at Gateway Shopping Center, 125 Swedesford Road, Wayne (junction of 202 and 252). Departure time is 5:45 a.m. (Estimated return no later than 5 p.m.)

Barnegat Light

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Start: Saturday, December 12, 2020 8:15 am
End: Saturday, December 12, 2020 5:00 pm

Saturday, December 19, 2020

West Chester Christmas Bird Count

For: Winter Residents

Place: Assigned territories, any time from midnight to midnight.

Coordinators: Barry Blust (610-458-5616, BarryBlust@comcast.net) and
Tony Fernandes (610-647-7868, jets741@verizon.net)

Note: Contact coordinator early for questions or to let him know of your interest so that sector assignments and leaders can be identified.

There will be no meeting after the count for a tally or dinner.

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Elverson Christmas Bird Count

For: Winter residents

Place: Assigned territories, midnight to midnight.

Coordinators: Jim Cook (610-587-7545, escjim@windstream.net)

Note: Contact coordinator early for questions or to let him know of your interest so that sector assignments and leaders can be identified.

Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020

Valley Forge Christmas Bird Count

For: Winter residents

Place: Assigned territories, midnight to midnight.

Coordinator: Vincent Smith (484-410-1157, nyctea34@aol.com)

Note: This annual event includes teams of birders surveying eleven sections within a prescribed 15 mile diameter circle, the center of which is the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove.  Beginning and experienced birders are welcome.  Section leaders will notify past participants. New volunteers please register by Dec. 17 to be assigned to a team.

Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Western Chester County Christmas Bird Count

For: Winter residents

Place: Assigned territories, any time from midnight to midnight.

Coordinator: Larry Lewis, (484-340-7672 earlybirdtours@comcast.net)

Note: Contact coordinator for questions or to let him know of your interest so that sector assignments and leaders can be identified.


Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020

Friday, January 1, 2021

Northern Chester County and Lancaster County, PA

For: Rough-legged Hawks, larks

Google MapPlace: Struble Lake parking lot, 8:00 a.m.

Leaders: Mike Harvell and Lisa Tull (610-935-0817, pygmynut@comcast.net)

Note: Bring lunch and snacks to celebrate the New Year. This is an all-day trip. Due to Covid concerns, check with leader to confirm if a pariticipant limit is in effect and if carpooling is occurring

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

Struble Lake

Start: Friday, January 1, 2021 8:00 am
End: Friday, January 1, 2021 5:00 pm

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Shark River Inlet and North Shore of New Jersey

For: Loons, grebes and other waterfowl

Google MapPlace: Belmar Manutti Marina parking lot in Belmar, NJ, 9:00 a.m.

Leaders:  John Mercer (484-459-2062, mercer1135@aol.com)

Google MapNote: Minimal walking involved. Bring lunch, this is an all day trip.

Directions:   The Belmar Manutti Marina is at: 905 Route 35, Belmar, NJ 07719. Follow Route 35 to 10th Street where you turn left into the Marina.

Carpooling: Due to Covid concerns, check with leader to confirm if a participant limit is in effect and if carpooling is occurring. Meet leader at the King of Prussia North parking lot between Yard House and Modell’s Sporting Goods. Departure 7:30 a.m.

Start: Saturday, January 16, 2021 9:00 am
End: Saturday, January 16, 2021 5:00 pm

Monday, January 18, 2021

Birding in Northern Equador

Sue Killeen – Former club president

     Northern Ecuador features some of the country’s best-known birding locales. It is possible to see over 400 species in 10 days.  The west slope of the Andes and the lowlands of the northwest encompass part of the Choco Endemic region where many endemics and near endemics are found. You can find over 20 species of hummingbirds in the Mindo and Tandayapa Valleys.  Not to mention the Antpittas.

     In the high Andes paramo region there are several high-altitude species that seem a bit dull because the environment is so barren due to the elevation but no less spectacular.  Then there is the east slope of Andes which has a whole new array of species not found in the west, and an altitudinal transect can produce over 200 species in less than a week.

     From there we will travel to the Amazon lowlands where we can find Macaws and parrots at clay licks as we travel along the Rio Napo and explore flooded plains.  The Napo Wildlife Center is within the Yasuni National Park.  It is claimed to be the most biodiverse place on Earth, spanning nearly 2.5 million acres of lush rainforest. The Ecuadorian Amazon is home to more than 600 bird species. The splendors of the Amazon are unforgettable.

     Come and join Sue on a wonderful adventure through Northern Ecuador

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Note: This is a virtual meeting. Zoom signon will start at 7:15 to enable the meeting to begin at 7:30.

Start: Monday, January 18, 2021 7:30 pm
End: Monday, January 18, 2021 9:30 pm
Venue: Zoom

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Warwick County Park, Chester County, PA

For: Rusty Blackbird, Swamp Sparrow and Hermit Thrush

Place: Last parking lot on the left, 9:00 a.m.

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

Note: Due to Covid concerns, please check with the leaders to confirm if a participant limit is in effect. The 535-acre Warwick County Park in northern Chester County includes dense hardwood forest, wetlands, meadows, and riparian areas along a section of French Creek, an “exceptional value” stream. This diversity provides excellent habitat for birds. This 1.5 to 2 hour walk on mainly flat (and possible muddy) terrain on unpaved trails will cover approximately 2 miles. A modern restroom is on site.

Directions: From the intersection of Routes 100 and 23, proceed west on Route 23 for 3.4 miles. Turn left onto County Park Road (entrance is somewhat hidden) and continue 0.3 miles to the entrance to Warwick County Park, on the left. Follow the drive to the last parking lot on the left.

Warwick County Park

Start: Saturday, February 6, 2021 9:00 am
End: Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:00 pm

Saturday, February 13, 2021

The Great Backyard Bird Count

For: Winter residents

Place: Your feeders and your yard, all day.

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

Note: Count birds at your feeder, in your yard or any site of your choosing.  Although the bird count is Feb. 12 to 15, only lists for Feb. 13 will be counted in the report. Input data into eBird.org and send to coordinator. All results must be sent to Carol by February 22. For more information, see website at Great Backyard Bird Count.

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
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