The Great Backyard Bird Count: A Field Trip to Swarthmore’s Crum Woods

Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count to watch, learn about, count, and celebrate birds!  On this outing into the Crum Woods, we will look for (and organizers will record in eBird) Swarthmore’s winter birds, common and uncommon. Possibilities include the Pileated Woodpecker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Brown Creeper, Hermit Thrush, Hairy Woodpecker, and Red-shouldered Hawk.

All levels of birding experience are welcome. Children are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. Heavy rain, slush, or heavy snow cancels. No registration is required.

Trails in the Crum Woods are earthen, hilly, and rocky. If it has rained or snowed recently, trails are likely to be muddy, slippery, sandy, rutted, and possibly icy. Good footwear is essential. Walking poles may be helpful. While we will alter the route if the trails are too difficult to traverse, you walk at your own risk.

Bring binoculars if you have them.  The organizers 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 is no restroom on site.

This outing is co-sponsored by the Swarthmore Bird Town Working Group.

To find us:  We will meet at the Swarthmore train station at 2 S. Chester Rd, Swarthmore.  There is a parking lot off Chester Road just to the north of the underpass that goes under the train station (GPS: WM32+62) as well as free and paid street parking in downtown Swarthmore.


Feb 17 2024


8:00 am


Crum Woods: Meet at Swarthmore Train Station
2 South Chester Road, Swarthmore, PA, USA


Phil Witmer

Other Organizers

Shirley Dodson