ChesCo Parks Birding Series: #6 – Black Rock Sanctuary

The Chester County Parks system has seven wonderful parks which provide excellent opportunities to observe many different birds.  Join us as we explore all seven of the parks, one per month, in 2023.

Visiting the 6th park in the series, Black Rock Sanctuary, in the evening gives us the opportunity not only to observe birds that are settling in for the night, but also to watch for those that are just getting started.  This is the time of the year that common nighthawks can often be seen swooping through the skies at dusk, and young eastern screech owls are learning to sing. Our partnership with Chester County Parks and Preservation allows us to be in the park beyond closing time for this field trip, much of which will take place on the paved loop trail which is fully accessible to those with mobility challenges.

No prior knowledge of birds or birding is necessary to attend.  If you are a beginner, join us!  Children (accompanied by an adult) are always welcome, too, on our family-friendly field trips.

Bring binoculars if you have them.  This outing will cover about a mile and will last approximately 2 hours.

A portable restroom is available on site.

This field trip is a collaboration between Valley Forge Audubon Society, the West Chester Bird Club, and Chester County Parks and Preservation.  Registration is not required to attend this program.


Aug 25 2023


6:00 pm


Black Rock Sanctuary
953 Black Rock Rd, Phoenixville, PA, USA


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

Other Organizers

John Mercer, West Chester Bird Club