Waterfowl at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
November is a prime time to see waterfowl in Pennsylvania, and the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia is a wonderful place to view them. Heinz NWR is America’s first urban refuge and is an essential resource for migrating waterfowl along the Atlantic Flyway. If you have ever wondered what kinds of ducks you see out the window when you take off from the Philadelphia International Airport, this program is for you.
Trails are well managed and part of the outing will include travel along a boardwalk. Depending upon conditions the field trip will cover between 1 and 3.5 miles through the wetlands. Bring ID books and binoculars if you have them, and dress for the weather. Meet at the Visitor Center. Restrooms are available near the Visitor Center parking lot and at the observation tower.