An Introduction To Birding

Birding, or bird watching, is a fun activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, abilities, and experiences and is one of today’s fastest growing recreational hobbies.  If you’ve had a passing interest in birds but don’t know how, when, or where to start your birding journey, this program is for you.

We will explore the basics of birding:  where to go, when to go, what equipment is useful, what to look for, how to make identifications, and codes of conduct to follow when in the field.  Then we will spend some time “in the field” practicing what we just learned.

Birding is for all ages (so please bring the children!) and all abilities so if you have been thinking about beginning to “bird” come and let us help get you started.

Please bring binoculars if you have them.  A portable restroom is available on site.

This free program is presented by Valley Forge Audubon Society (VFAS) volunteers Patty & John Werth, who lead outings and present educational programs for VFAS.  Patty also serves on the VFAS Board of Directors.  Both are passionate about birds and love sharing that passion with others through education and in-person experiences.

The program is held in conjunction with Phoenixville Borough’s Parks and Recreation Department.


Jun 13 2024


6:00 pm


Reservoir Park Pavilion
601 Franklin Avenue, Phoenixville, PA, USA


John Werth & Patty Werth, PA Master Naturalist and VFAS Board Member