March (Birding) Madness at Welkinweir
Join us on an early March birding exploration at Welkinweir, a 224-acre nature sanctuary in northern Chester County. Avian winter residents should still be abundant, but we may be fortunate enough to find a few early migrants such as an Eastern Phoebe, or perhaps some interesting ducks floating on the lake. Welkinweir is closed to the public on weekends, so we will enjoy the solitude of the wetlands, meadows, ponds, gardens, and woodlands at this special place, which is also home to the Green Valleys Watershed Association.
All experience levels and ages are welcome and encouraged to join us, including those new to birding. And please, do bring the kids with you! Bring binoculars if you have them, and dress appropriately for the weather. Sturdy shoes with good tread are important as all footpaths are unpaved and uneven; there is also one steep hill to navigate.
Meet in the visitor parking lot west of the main entrance.
Masks are not required for this outdoor program, although VFAS encourages all participants to be fully vaccinated and asymptomatic to attend.
This outing will cover a little over a mile and will last approximately 2 hours. A portable restroom is on site.