Warbler Watch at Welkinweir
Note: meet in the visitor parking lot west of the main entrance. GPS coordinates: 40.155278, -75.683530
The end of September marks the peak of fall bird migration in Pennsylvania, when many species that breed in Canada and the northern United States make their way south to their wintering grounds in Central and South America. Join Valley Forge Audubon Society trip leader Eric Hughes and board member Patty Werth on this weekend morning stroll around the lovely grounds of Welkinweir’s 224 acres of preserved habitat. This will be an excellent opportunity to see many species that are only in our region temporarily, including some of the 27 (wow!) warbler species that have been reported at this site.
All skill levels and age groups are welcome to join us, although children must be accompanied by an adult. Be advised we will be travelling a little over a mile along unpaved and uneven dirt footpaths over the course of our 2+ hour outing, so please wear sturdy shoes with good tread. There is one steep hill to navigate.
Bring binoculars if you have them. A portable restroom is available on site.