The Great Backyard Bird Count Field Trip

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) runs for four days between February 17th and 20th.  Join Valley Forge Audubon Society president Vince Smith to learn more about how you can participate in the GBBC and discover what fascinating birds are in your own backyard.

This outing will include a 15-minute stationary program explaining the GBBC and how to report your bird sightings if you want to participate on your own at a different location.  Then those interested will venture into the field for an approximately 90 minute guided birding field trip.  The leader will submit the list of birds observed during the program for the entire group, which each participant will be able to access if so desired.

No prior knowledge of birds or birding is necessary to attend – in fact, this program is best suited for beginning bird-watchers.  This family-friendly program is open to all ages, so please bring the kids (we do ask that children under 18 be accompanied by an adult.)  Bring binoculars if you have them; a notebook may also be handy to record your observations.

Much of this outing will be along a paved ADA-accessible trail.

A portable restroom is located on site.


Feb 18 2023


9:00 am


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


Vince Smith