Chester County Parks Birding Series: #5 – Exton (evening)

The Chester County Parks system has seven wonderful parks which provide excellent birdwatching opportunities.  Join us as we explore all seven of the parks, one per month, in 2024.

Visiting the 5th park in the series, Exton Park, 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, which gives a chance to experience the magic of a summer evening in nature.

This trip will cover about 1-2 miles on rolling natural surface trails and will last approximately 2-3 hours.  No prior knowledge of birds or birding is necessary to attend – beginners are always welcome.  And please, bring the kids along – Valley Forge Audubon Society programs are open to all ages (although children must be accompanied by an adult).  Restrooms are available on site at the Chester Valley Trail trailhead parking area, where we will meet.  (NOTE:  we will not be meeting at the gravel lot off of Swedesford Rd.)

Exton Park | Chester County, PA – Official Website (


Aug 24 2024


6:00 pm


Exton Park
132 Church Farm Lane, Exton, PA, USA


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

Other Organizers

John Mercer, West Chester Bird Club