eBird 101: How and Why To Use eBird

Due to the forecasted cold temperatures, the classroom portion of this program will be held in the heated education center.

What is eBird? Why should you use it? How do you use it?

Let us answer those questions for you during this 2-part program explaining how eBird has become a powerful personal tool that birdwatchers can use to keep track of their bird sightings. We will begin with an hour-long classroom session where instructors will help you get started on eBird and go over best practices for using the website and the mobile app. Following that there will be a trip into the field to bird, during which we will practice using eBird for recording our observations.

The classroom portion of this program will take place under an accessible pavilion and will be held rain or shine. If you are planning on using eBird on your phone, please have the mobile app (which is free) downloaded before you arrive. We are expecting to have wifi available during the program, so if you use a laptop you may want to bring that also. You may wish to bring binoculars if you have them for the birding portion of the class, which should also last about an hour (or more if we are having too much fun to stop!)

This program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome, although children must be accompanied by an adult.

Accessible restrooms are available on site. Meet in the visitor parking lot west of the main entrance.


Apr 02 2023


10:00 am


1368 Prizer Rd, Pottstown, PA, USA


Patty Werth, PA Master Naturalist and VFAS Board Member

Other Organizers

John Mercer, West Chester Bird Club