National Bird Day Outing

Yes, there really is a holiday called National Bird Day!

First observed in 2002, National Bird Day provides an opportunity to celebrate birds as well as a way to raise awareness about avian welfare and conservation issues.  It is a day to appreciate the beauty and importance of birds and to draw attention to the threats that birds face and what we can do to help them.  It is held yearly on January 5th to coincide with the end of the Christmas Bird Count surveying period.

Please join us on a wintry outing through the varied habitats of French Creek State Park as we mark National Bird Day by getting out together to observe wild birds.  (This will be a great chance to try out those new binoculars you got for Christmas!  If you didn’t get any, no worries – the leaders will have a couple of pairs to borrow.)

Our outing will travel a flat route that keeps us primarily on paved trails and limited-use roads as well as some natural surface paths.  Please bring binoculars if you have them.  All ages and abilities are welcome to join us, including those new to birdwatching.  (Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Meet at the playground parking lot behind the park office.

GPS:  56X5+7F Elverson

Accessible heated restrooms are available on site.


Date

Jan 06 2024

Time

8:30 am

Location

French Creek State Park
843 Park Rd, Elverson, PA, USA
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Organizer

John Werth & Patty Werth, PA Master Naturalist and VFAS Board Member
Email
programs@valleyforgeaudubon.org