The Great Backyard Bird Count: A Field Trip to Brightside Farm Park
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) was begun in 1998 to engage people of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Everyone can take part by counting birds in their own yards, but if you’d like a little company this year or just want to learn more about the GBBC, then please join us for this birding trip around Brightside Farm Park in Charlestown Township.
No prior knowledge of birds or birding is necessary to attend – in fact, this outing is best suited for beginning birdwatchers or those new to counting birds for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Kids are definitely welcome to participate too (we do ask that children under 18 be accompanied by an adult). Much of this outing takes place along a paved ADA-accessible trail which easily accommodates strollers and wheelchairs.
Bring binoculars if you have them. The leader will keep a list of birds observed during the outing which will be shared with attendees. The list will also be posted to the Valley Forge Audubon Society website where all participants will be able to access it.
Please note that there are no restroom facilities on site.
This outing is held in partnership with Charlestown Township’s Bird Town program.