From Swans to Songbirds: Winter is for Birding

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Each year, Valley Forge Audubon Society leads a field trip to Middle Creek Wildlife Management area to observe the spectacle of the huge numbers of migrating Snow Geese and Tundra Swans that utilize Middle Creek as a place to rest and feed during their journey from their wintering grounds along the east coast to their breeding territory in the Arctic.

Join us on Thursday, February 3rd from 6:30-8:00 pm as our partner Audubon Mid-Atlantic presents From Swans to Songbirds: Winter is for Birding, where we will learn more about this annual phenomenon that draws people from around the world to one of Audubon’s globally Important Bird Areas.  We will discover some of the history and habitat work that makes Middle Creek unique and attractive to migrating waterfowl and avian diversity.

Then get to know more about birds commonly seen in our communities during the winter months and learn how your participation in the upcoming Great Backyard Bird Count, a community science program to collect and share bird sightings, can help identify population trends and inform management plans to protect birds and the places they need.

The presenters will be:

Brant Portner, Environmental Education Specialist, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Pennsylvania Game Commission

Keith Russell, Program Manager for Urban Conservation, Audubon Mid-Atlantic

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Don’t forget to stay tuned to VFAS’s website and social media for the date of the guided field trip to Middle Creek, which will be determined by the timing of the migration itself but usually occurs in early March, and for our Great Backyard Bird Count-related events in mid-February.


Feb 03 2022


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm