Parking-Lot Birding! Black Rock Sanctuary and Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Sometimes the birds are so plentiful around a park’s parking lot area that great birding happens right there. Come join VFAS volunteer guides Pat, Tony, and Lynn for some birding from the parking-lot at two of our favorite parks. A variety of birds have been seen and/or heard around these lots at various times, including songbirds, woodpeckers, hawks, and even eagles on the river at USVP. We’re curious to discover what will be around on this fall morning.

Both parks have picnic tables right there by the parking lots, so bring your coffee, your lunch if desired, and relax and bird from the benches with us. We will meet first at Black Rock Sanctuary’s lot in Phoenixville for about 45 minutes, starting at 9 am, then lead a caravan about 10 minutes up the road, each in our own vehicles, to the parking lot at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park, where we will bird into the late morning.

This outing is ideal for those who have challenges with their mobility, as both locations have disabled parking spaces and wheelchair-accessible porta potties. Our expert guides will help you identify birds through their unique sizes, shapes, and colors as well as their sounds, making this program an educational activity that everyone can enjoy, including those with visual impairments. New birders of all abilities are very welcome to join us, as are children if accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars if you have them.


Oct 28 2023


9:00 am


Black Rock Sanctuary
953 Black Rock Rd, Phoenixville, PA, USA

Location 2

Upper Schuylkill Valley Park
Upper Schuylkill Valley Park, Black Rock Road, Royersford, PA, USA


Tony & Pat Nastase

Other Organizers

Lynn Sowden