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Sunday, February 21, 2021

The Great Marsh

For: Winter residents

Place: 28 Moores Road, Elverson, PA, 8:00 a.m.

Leader: Mike Coulter. If you plan to attend please email the Great Marsh Institute at greatmarshinstitute@gmail.com to let them know to expect you.

Note: Join local birding expert Mike Coulter as he guides us through the Great Marsh, an ancient periglacial marsh and the largest marsh in Southeastern Pennsylvania. This event is hosted by the Great Marsh Institute, a newly established non-profit with the mission of supporting scientific studies and educational opportunities for all! This event is free, but donations of any amount are welcome to support the Institute! For full trip details see here. This will be about a 3 hour walk. Conditions could be muddy and very wet so wear appropriate footwear.

Directions: The marsh is off of Rt. 401 four miles northwest of Rt. 100 at Ludwig’s Corner. Lat/Long = 40.127651, -75.767697 or use 28 Moores Road for GPS directions. Meet at the grassy parking area at the top of the hill near 28 Moores Road. Once you turn off of Rt. 401 on to Moore’s Road proceed 1/4 mile along the gravel road. You will cross a bridge and at the 1/4 mile mark make a right up the hill on the paved part of the drive. This is the first right

Start: Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:00 am
End: Sunday, February 21, 2021 11:00 am

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

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

Sunday, January 17, 2021

The Great Marsh

For: Late Fall migrants and winter residents

Place: 28 Moores Road, Elverson, PA, 8:00 a.m.

Leader: Mike Coulter. If you plan to attend please email the Great Marsh Institute at greatmarshinstitute@gmail.com to let them know to expect you.

Note: Join local birding expert Mike Coulter as he guides us through the Great Marsh, an ancient periglacial marsh and the largest marsh in Southeastern Pennsylvania. This event is hosted by the Great Marsh Institute, a newly established non-profit with the mission of supporting scientific studies and educational opportunities for all! This event is free, but donations of any amount are welcome to support the Institute! For full trip details see here. This will be about a 3 hour walk. Conditions could be muddy and very wet so wear appropriate footwear.

Directions: The marsh is off of Rt. 401 four miles northwest of Rt. 100 at Ludwig’s Corner. Lat/Long = 40.127651, -75.767697 or use 28 Moores Road for GPS directions. Meet at the grassy parking area at the top of the hill near 28 Moores Road. Once you turn off of Rt. 401 on to Moore’s Road proceed 1/4 mile along the gravel road. You will cross a bridge and at the 1/4 mile mark make a right up the hill on the paved part of the drive. This is the first right after the bridge. At the top of the hill you should see other cars parked in the meeting area.

Start: Sunday, January 17, 2021 8:00 am
End: Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:00 am

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

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Northern Chester County and Lancaster County, PA

For: Rough-legged Hawks, larks

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

Leaders: Dorothy Bedford (609-658-1894, db@bt9.org) and John Mercer (484-459-2062, mercer1135@aol.com)

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 participant 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: Saturday, January 2, 2021 8:00 am
End: Saturday, January 2, 2021 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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
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