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 September ’19-February ’20 PDF calendar.
|September 9, 2019
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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8:30 am: Bird Walk at Exton Park
September 12, 2019 –
800 Swedesford Rd
Exton, PA 19341
Formerly known as Church Farm Pond and now a part of Exton Park, this pond and surrounding wetland had been a popular birding spot for years. This walk will join the Friends of Exton Park for their weekly bird walk. Beginners are welcome. Bring binoculars. The group often goes to breakfast afterwards.
10:00 am: Hike @ Haverford College
September 12, 2019 –
A leisurely walk through a mostly wooded area of the campus, along a pond with geese and ducks. Miles depends on number of loops.
DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of Routes 476 (Blue Route) and Route 30 (Lancaster Ave.) turn east onto Lancaster Ave. and drive about 3 miles to Haverford. Turn right into the stone gated entrance of Haverford College and follow the signs to the first visitor parking lot (on your left) after the stop sign. Park in the back of the lot at the NE corner, near where the trail is. Administrative building with facilities faces the parking lot. Bring water and lunch or alternatively have lunch in one of the
Leader: Gail Harp, cell: day of hike 610-529-1309
|September 13, 2019||September 14, 2019
9:00 am: Bird Walk @ John James Audubon Center
September 14, 2019 –
Join us for a free, guided bird walk at Mill Grove. We’ll visit the creek, cross the meadows, and hike through the woods on both paved and unpaved trails. Children and beginners are welcome! We have extra binoculars, so don’t worry if you forget yours or don’t have them. Walks begin in the main parking lot. Facebook will be updated by 7:00 a.m. the day of each walk if we need to cancel due to inclement weather.
|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, firstname.lastname@example.org) and John Werth (215-859-1148)