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Birding Before Brunching
8:00 am

Hunsberger Woods is a 27-acre natural area in Collegeville which, although small, encompasses a variety of habitats including hemlock-lined creeks, a pond, meadows, and the woods for which it is named.  Join Valley Forge Audubon Society volunteers Patty and John Werth as they guide us along maintained trails to search

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eTools of the Trade: Resources for Counting and Identifying Birds During Spring Migration and Beyond
7:00 pm

Join VFAS trip leader Eric Hughes for a walkthrough of two of the most popular and useful birding e-resources:  Merlin Bird ID and eBird.  This program will provide an overview of the major features of the two apps and give tips on how to leverage them to maximize your birdwatching experience.  This presentation is

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Spring Birding at Hildacy Preserve
8:00 am

Join as we look for spring migrants and local residents at Natural Lands’ Hildacy Preserve. We’ll be looking for arriving migrants such as warblers, swallows, orioles, flycatchers, indigo buntings, and gnatcatchers.

No prior knowledge of birds or birding is necessary to attend. These programs are open to al

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Early Morning Birding at Ridley Creek State Park
7:30 am

The chorus of birds starts early on May mornings.  If you are a “morning person” (or even if you are not!) get an early start to the day with DCNR Park Naturalist Gary Stolz on a field trip to search for spring migrants on Ridley Creek SP’s back trails.

Beginners and families are welcome to join in the s

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Native Plant Talk
11:00 am

Wild Birds Unlimited in Collegeville will be presenting a talk by Master Arborist Jonathan Rizzo on Saturday May 7 at 11 am. He will cover why native plants are important, considerations when planting natives, and other natural features that you can use to improve bird diversity and survival. No registration is require

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Second Sunday Nature Hike at White Clay Creek Preserve
9:00 am

Join DCNR Park Naturalist Gary Stolz for a 5-mile nature hike through the 2,072-acre White Clay Creek Preserve in southern Chester County near the Delaware border.  Explore the trails while learning about birds and other wildlife, trees, wildflowers, geology, and park history.  Dress for the weather and wear good wal

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Second Thursdays at Ellis Woods Park
8:00 am

Join VFAS volunteer Wendy Sykora on the second Thursday of each month, April through June, to track the arrival and departure of different species of birds during the spring migration and into the breeding season at Ellis Woods Park in northern Chester County.  Who stays, who arrives, and who departs?  Let’s fi

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Goatsuckers and Grog
7:00 pm

Join VFAS President Vince Smith for an exploration of the life, habits, and peculiarities of Goatsuckers (also known as Common Nighthawks) and their relatives the Chimney Swifts.  Vince will discuss how the Goatsuckers got their name and their general life cycle as he scans the evening skies of Black Rock Sanctuary fo

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Spring Migration at Rushton Woods
8:00 am

Join leader Sarah Boucas-Neto as she escorts us on an exploration of Rushton Woods during the height of the spring bird migration.

No prior birding experience is necessary.  Children under 18 are also welcome to join us if accompanied by an adult.  Bring binoculars if you have them.  There is no restroom on site.

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Seven Chester County Parks in 7 Months: May
8:00 am

Location #3 in the series of monthly bird walks being held in Chester County Parks is Springton Manor Farm, part preserve and part farm and home to many types of bird-friendly habitats across its 300 acres.  Of note here are centuries-old oak and maple trees, and a thriving Purple Martin colony during the summer.

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Third Tuesdays at Black Rock Sanctuary
8:15 am

Get to know the birds of Black Rock Sanctuary!

Join leader Kayann Cassidy every third Tuesday in April, May, and June as she continues to lead us in a monthly exploration of this Chester County Park’s fields, forests, and wetlands and watch as they, and the birds that frequent them, change with the seasons.  Spr

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Birding Riverfront Park in Pottstown
8:30 am

True to its name, Pottstown’s Riverfront Park is located along the banks of the Schuylkill River which provides a migration corridor for many types of birds – those that soar, swim, flutter, and perch – all of which utilize the park for feeding and resting, and even for nesting. Join us as we search t

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Birding at Heebner Park
8:00 am

Join us for a 1.5 to 2-mile morning bird walk at Heebner Park in Worcester Township as we search for spring migrants like warblers, orioles, swallows, and flycatchers as well as year-round resident birds. Beginning birders and children (accompanied by an adult) are welcome to join us. The trails are flat and mostly gra

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Spring Birding Series at Harriet Wetherill Park (Evening)
6:00 pm

While we started the spring “early-birding” fun here on April 9, please join us as we continue our field trips at Harriet Wetherill Park once monthly, late April thru June.  We will enjoy finding and observing resident and returning birds, marveling at their amazing spring colors and behavior, as we say goodbye to

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Strolling, Rolling, and Birding at Brightside Farm Park
8:00 am

Get your holiday weekend off to a wonderful start by joining us on a birding field trip at scenic and peaceful Brightside Farm Park near Malvern. Last year it was discovered that kestrels were nesting in the park, and meadowlarks are often heard singing in the fields, both of which indicate that this park is a haven fo

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Brewbirding is Back!
8:00 am

It is important to follow these directions:
Goose Run Park has two entrances; we will meet at the gravel parking lot off of Levengood Road (NOT Goose Run Road. Do NOT put Goose Run Park into your GPS.) From Hwy 100 North, take the Farmington exit. Turn left onto Farmington Rd for 0.7 miles, then a slight left onto Evan , ...

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