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eBird101: How and Why to use eBird

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

For: eBird class and walk

Place: Welkinwier, 1368 Prizer Rd, Pottstown, PA, 10:00 a.m.

Leaders: John Mercer ( and Patty Werth (home: 484-985-8164, day of walk: 215-859-1148,

Note: eBird is a global birdwatching and citizen science project run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that not only contributes to the scientific database, but has become a powerful personal tool that birdwatchers can use to keep track of bird sightings, manage bird lists, photos, and audio recordings, see real-time maps of species distribution, and find places to go birding. This approximately 2-hour program will be divided into two parts.  A classroom session will be held first where instructors will help you get started on eBird and go over best practices for using the website and the mobile app.  Following that there will be a short birding field trip during which we will practice using eBird, so please bring binoculars if you have them.   The classroom portion of this program will take place under an accessible pavilion and will be held rain or shine. If you are planning on using eBird on your phone, please have the mobile app (which is free) downloaded before you arrive. We are expecting to have wifi available during the program, so if you use a laptop you may want to bring that also. Accessible restrooms are available on site.

Meet in the visitor parking lot west of the main entrance.

Note: This is a joint program with Valley Forge Audubon Society, all are welcome.

Directions: Route 100 N towards Pottstown. Turn left on Prizer Rd, Welkinwier will be on the left in about 0.8 miles.




April 2
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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