Upcoming Events

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

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Ramsey Road, Wilmington, DE

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 9, 2021 8:00 am
End: Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:00 pm

Saturday, May 15, 2021

E.B. Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR, NJ

For: Shorebirds & herons

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: Due to Covid concerns, check with leader to confirm if carpooling is occurring. Call leaders for trip details, carpooling and directions.

E. B. Forsythe

Start: Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:00 am
End: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:00 pm

Monday, May 17, 2021

TBD

TBD

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

Start: Monday, May 17, 2021 7:30 pm
End: Monday, May 17, 2021 9:30 pm
Venue: Zoom

Birding with BQ in Arizona

Brian Quindlen

Southeastern Arizona is a birder’s paradise! On his first-ever trip to this region, BQ and friends made the most of their time exploring as many hotspots as they could fit into five days. Through photography and digiscoping, they were able to observe many of the species that make Arizona a premier birding destination in the United States!

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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, May 17, 2021 7:30 pm
End: Monday, May 17, 2021 9:30 pm
Venue: Zoom

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Stroud Preserve, Chester County, PA

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 18, 2021 8:00 am
End: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:00 pm

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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 19. 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 19, 2021 3:00 pm
End: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:30 pm

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Okehocking Preserve, Chester County, PA

For: Summer residents, butterflies, etc.

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

Leaders: Sue Lucas (610-647-4779, sue.e.lucas7@gmail.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 3 East. After passing Route 926, at the next light (DelChester Road) make a u-turn and come back to the Okehocking Parking lot.

Okehocking Preserve

Start: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:00 am
End: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:00 pm

Sunday, June 6, 2021

East Branch Brandywine Trail, Downingtown, PA

For: Summer residents

Place: Lot off Rt. 322 just East of the Railroad Bridge, 8:00 a.m.

Leaders: Kris Debolt and Peter Wade (215-219-5637, wadedeb@verizon.net ) and
Pat Messner (484-716-7564, patmessner32@gmail.com)

Note: Half-day trip, 2.6 miles of fairly flat paved walkway, with benches and plenty of shade.

Directions: From Downingtown, take East Rt.322, go under the railroad bridge and look for the lot on the left side of the road. From West Chester, go West on Rt. 322 and when you see the trestle ahead, look for the lot on the right.

East Branch Brandywine Trail

Start: Sunday, June 6, 2021 8:00 am
End: Sunday, June 6, 2021 12:00 pm

Monday, June 7, 2021

Members’ photos

Coordinated by Luc Jacobs. If you have photos to contribute contact Luc at  jacobsluc52@yahoo.com or 484-706-1999.

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

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

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Chino Farms IBA, MD – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

For: Dickcissel and other sparrows

Google MapPlace: Painters Crossing, 7:00 a.m.

Leader: Bob Murray (610-644-5440, rmurray@murraymicro.com)

Note: Due to Covid concerns, check with leader to confirm if a participant limit is in effect and if carpooling is occurring.

Carpooling from Painters Crossing Shopping Center/Mall on the northwest corner of US Routes 1 and 202

Chino Farms is a privately owned tract of land near Chestertown, MD which has been restored to a native grassland. Nesting bird species include Northern Bobwhite, Grasshopper Sparrow and Dickcissel. Bob will also stop along the way home in other locations in Delaware depending on what is being seen. Bring lunch, this is an all day trip.

Chino Farms IBA

Start: Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:00 am
End: Saturday, June 12, 2021 5:00 pm
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