Sights and Sounds of Spring Migration at Opalanie Park

Opalanie Park, named for the Lenape word for Bald Eagle meaning “white tail feathers”, is a prime location to enjoy the magic of migrating birds in spring.  Although this West Vincent Township park is relatively new, 126 species of birds have already been recorded here in just the last 18 months.  Join VFAS volunteer leaders Eric Hughes and Rick Keyser as they look and listen for the birds that are utilizing the varied habitats of Opalanie this spring.

All ages and ability levels are welcome to attend, with a special invitation to beginning birders.  Bring binoculars if you have them, and wear sturdy shoes with good tread as all the footpaths are unpaved and uneven and can be muddy.  If you have a field guide, you may want to bring that along too so you can look up the birds that the leaders point out – seeing a bird in a field guide after seeing it in the field can be a useful learning tool.

This outing will cover about a mile and will last 2-3 hours, although you may leave at any time.  A portable restroom is available on site.



Apr 16 2023


8:00 am


Opalanie Park
1422 St Matthews Rd, Chester Springs, PA, USA


Eric Hughes

Other Organizers

Rick Keyser