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Birding the “Wooded Hill” of Bryn Coed
8:30 am

Bryn Coed means “wooded hill” in Welsh – and one of the wooded hills on this striking Natural Lands property is home to a Bald Eagle nest.  We will keep a lookout for the nesting pair of adult eagles (egg laying usually begins in February here in Pennsylvania) while we also hope to spot the Northern

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Birding at Heinz NWR
9:00 am

Join Edie Parnum, co-director of VFAS’s Backyards For Nature program, for an educational birding outing at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum.  Heinz NWR protects over 200 acres of the last remaining freshwater tidal marsh in Pennsylvania as well as another 800 acres of surrounding woodlands, fields,

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Trail Tuesdays: Birding Along The French Creek Trail
8:00 am

As its name implies, the French Creek Trail runs along a section of the beautiful French Creek near Phoenixville.  This means that a number of birds that are found along streams such as ducks, herons, bald eagles, and kingfishers may be seen here as well as birds that utilize the adjoining woodlands such as woodpecker

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The Great Backyard Bird Count: How to Participate and Bird ID For Beginners
7:00 pm

Birds are everywhere, all the time, doing fascinating things – even in your own backyard.  Watching them – and then reporting what you see to help scientists better understand and protect birds – is the idea behind the Great Backyard Bird Count.  Whether you go out birding or stay at home watching f

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The Great Backyard Bird Count Field Trip
9:00 am

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) runs for four days between February 17th and 20th.  Join Valley Forge Audubon Society president Vince Smith to learn more about how you can participate in the GBBC and discover what fascinating birds are in your own backyard.

This outing will include a 15-minute stationary program

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Winter Waterfowl at Heinz NWR
8:30 am

The spectacular beauty of the breeding plumage of waterfowl is a sight to behold, and is at its brightest and most beautiful during the winter months when males use their colorful plumage to attract females and pair bonds are formed.  Join leader and waterfowl aficionado Dorothy Bedford as she guides us through Heinz

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