Great Backyard Bird Count at Hildacy Preserve
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) runs for four days between February 18th and 21st. Join Valley Forge Audubon Society leaders Pat and Tony Nastase to learn more about how you can participate in the GBBC and discover what fascinating birds are in your own backyard.
This outing will include a 30-minute stationary program focusing on bird ID and how to report your bird sightings if you decide to participate on your own at another location. Then those interested will venture into the field for an approximately 90 minute guided birding field trip. The leaders will report the sightings for this group outing.
No prior knowledge of birds or birding is necessary to attend. These programs are open to all ages, although we ask that children be accompanied by an adult. If you have binoculars, bring them, and dress for the weather. A notebook may also be handy to record your observations.
There is no public restroom at the preserve; however, portable restrooms are available at Rose Tree Park, 2 miles away from Hildacy on Rt 252.
Masks are not required for this outdoor program, although VFAS encourages all participants to be fully vaccinated and asymptomatic to attend.