The VFAS Calendar of Events features bird walks, hikes, educational programs, and special events occurring primarily in Southern Pennsylvania and the surrounding regions. Click here for a downloadable March – August 2020 PDF calendar.
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5:45 pm: What it's Like to Be A Bird: How Birds See the World
September 9, 2019 –
In this presentation, we look at how birds see the world—including their field of view, color perception, ability to focus, and differentiate moments of time--and what that can tell us about what it is like for them to experience the world around them.
Event Held at: Bald Birds Brewery, 970 Rittenhouse Rd, Suite 400 Audubon, PA
Doors open at 5:45 pm. A variety of beers will be available for purchase. Feel free to bring dinner or snacks, or order in. Bald Birds is a member of Brewers for the Delaware River, a coalition of craft brewers in the Delaware River Watershed united to promote the protection of the watershed as a reliable, clean water source that benefits the people, birds, and communities of the region. Our friends at the John James Audubon Center will be stopping by with one of their educational birds.
Rob Fergus studies human-bird interactions and received his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Rob is the former executive director of Travis Audubon Society, founder of the Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory in Austin, Texas and National Audubon Senior Scientist for Urban Bird Conservation. He currently teaches geography and environmental studies at Rowan University and is president of the Birding Club of Delaware County.
RSVP to this free event here. Registration required so that we can let the Brewery know what to expect.
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|September 15, 2019
8:30 am: BrewBird @ Wolf's Hollow County Park
September 15, 2019 –
The 569-acre park (1399 Schoff Rd, Atglen) lies along the uppermost reaches of the Octoraro Creek. Natural features provide beautiful bluffs where visitors can overlook the creek and glades of Mountain Laurel. Nearly 10 miles of trails wind through varied topography Birders appreciate the several hundred acres of mature woodland habitat.
Leaders: Patty Werth (484-985-8164, email@example.com) and John Werth (215-859-1148)