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A small flock of Harlequin Ducks at Barnegat Inlet NJ - Feb 2016
A small flock of Harlequin Ducks seen on the Baird Ornithological Club Field trip to Barnegat Inlet NJ - Feb 2016

Upcoming Filed trips:




+ Twice monthly Bird Walks  on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 (Saturday)
Mount Penn Hawk Watch 9 AM - 2 PM
Watch migrating hawks from the top of the William Penn Memorial Fire Tower.
Coordinator:  Bill Uhrich  610-373-8109

SEPTEMBER 22 - 24, 2017 (Friday-Sunday)
Forsythe NWR, Cape May, Stone Harbor
Led by Rick Wiltrout and Barry Pounder -
$25 fee, call in advance for details
Coordinator: Linda Ingram 610-326-9531

OCTOBER 7, 2016 (Saturday)
Angelica Park, 8 AM.
Look for sparrows and other fall migrants.
Meet in the parking lot, off of Rte 10.
Coordinator: Susie Dillman, 610-451-6715

OCTOBER 15, 2017 (Sunday)
Arlene Koch's property
sparrows/fall migrants, 8 AM
The Koch property attracts an amazing variety of birds. Lincoln's Sparrows are among the target birds for this trip.
Meet at the Lake Ontelaunee dam breast.
Coordinator: Matt Wlasniewski, 610-463-8845

OCTOBER 21, 2017 (Saturday)
Mount Penn Hawk Watch 9 AM - 2 PM
Watch migrating hawks from the top of the William Penn Memorial Fire Tower.
Coordinator:  Bill Uhrich  610-373-8109

DECEMBER 17, 2017 (Sunday)
Reading Christmas Bird Count
Compiler: Ken Lebo 610-856-1413

?? DECEMBER ??, 2017
Elverson Christmas Bird Count
Compiler: Jim Cook, 610-587-7545

DECEMBER 30, 2017 (Saturday)
Bernville Christmas Bird Count
Compiler: Ed Barrell, 610-926-2962

DECEMBER 31, 2017 (Sunday)
Hamburg Christmas Bird Count
Compiler: Laurie Goodrich, 570-943-3411 ext 106

JANUARY 1, 2018 (Monday)
New Year's Day Walk -8 AM
Start your year off with a visit to various Berks County birding locations, beginning at Brenneman's Quarry.
Meet at the Cacoosing Meadows Park parking lot on Reedy Rd. Coordinator: Ken Lebo, 610-856-1413

JANUARY 21, 2018 (Sunday)
Lake Ontelaunee, 8 AM
Shake off the winter blues and cabin fever with some winter birding.  Meet at the dam breast (along Rte 73.) Coordinator: Katrina Knight, 610-372-3671

Winter 2018 (date to be announced)
Barnegat, New Jersey
Common Eiders, scoters, Harlequin Ducks, Purple Sandpipers and more.
Coordinator: Mike Slater 610-698-4031

MARCH 4, 2018 (Sunday)
Lake Ontelaunee waterfowl - 8 AM
Meet at the dam breast (along Rte 73.)
Coordinator: Rudy Keller 610-845-7310

MARCH 18, 2018 (Sunday)
Green Hills Preserve - 8 AM
Check out spring birds at one of the newest birding spots in the county.
Meet in the parking lot. From Rte 10, go west on Rte 568 (Kurtz Mill Rd.) Turn right onto Gunhart Rd. Parking lot is on the right.
Coordinator:  Art Zdancewic, 610-858-3315

APRIL 7, 2018 (Saturday)
Kernsville Dam - 8 AM
Rte 61 north, right on Jetson Dr (across from Cabelas), right on Industrial Dr,  left on Kernsville Dam Rd. Meet at the monument, ~ 50 feet ahead.
Coordinator: Matt Wlasniewski, 610-463-8845

APRIL 28, 2018 (Saturday)
Neversink Mountain , 10 AM
Birds, Butterflies &Botany
(In conjunction with Mengel NHS)
Meet at S 10th & South Sts, Rdg. (Park on South St.)
Coordinators: Ken Lebo, 610-856-1413 and Karl Gardner, 610-987-3281.

April 29, 2018 (Sunday)
Hamburg Reservoir, 7 AM
Meet in the parking lot at the end of Reservoir Rd. Go east on Old Rte 22 out of Hamburg, turn left on Reservoir Rd after going through Edinburgh. (Lenhartsville is too far).Take Reservoir Rd. to end.
Coordinator: Matt Wlasniewski, 610-463-8845

April 29, 2018 (Sunday)
Union Meadows, 2 PM
Family, beginner Bird Walk
Easy walk on wide flat trail through wooded and open field habitats. Binoculars available.
Meet at Union Meadows East parking lot, the Union Township Trailhead for the Schuylkill River Trail,  Rte.
724/East Main St. in Monocacy, 2 miles east of Birdsboro.  Gather at the kiosk
Coordinator: Linda Ingram, 610-326-9531

MAY 5, 2018 (Saturday)
Pine Swamp - 7 AM
This is a great location for migrants as well as uncommon local birds like Ruffed Grouse, and Kentucky Warblers.
Meet in the parking lot on the (right) west side of Pine Swamp Rd about 1/2 mile south of Hawk Mountain Rd.
Limited space available - call first
Coordinator: Ken Lebo, 610-856-1413

MAY 6, 2018 (Sunday)
Antietam Lake - Birds & Wildflowers, 8 AM
From Perkiomen Ave., Mt Penn, turn onto Carsonia Ave. & drive to end. Turn left & make first left onto Angora Rd., pass Hill Rd, turn into parking lot at the sharp corner.
Coordinator: Bill Uhrich, 610-373-8109

MAY 13, 2018 (Sunday)
State Game Lands #110, Shartlesville, 7 AM
This walk always produces interesting migrants and returning breeding birds.
Meet at Parking Lot 1.
Coordinator: Kerry Grim, 610-562-4177

MAY 19-20, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday)
Delaware weekend of birding, 6:30 AM
Spend two days exploring birding in Delaware. Saturday will start in Delaware City and finish at Bombay Hook. Sunday will cover Prime Hook to the Dupont Nature Center on the Mispillion River. Red Knots will hopefully be seen. Meet in the Target parking lot, off of Perkiomen Avenue, Exeter.
Call in advance for details.
Coordinator: Art Zdancewic, 610-858-3315

JUNE 2, 2018 (Saturday)
Grassland Breeding birds, 8 AM
Target birds during this exploration of Berks County's fields include Dickcissel, Bobolink, and Grasshopper Sparrow.
Meet at the Lake Ontelaunee Dam Breast for car-pooling.
Coordinator: Sarah Hungerford, 484-955-1121

JULY 14, 2018 (Saturday)
Blue Marsh Butterflies-10 AM
(In conjunction with Mengel NHS)
Meet at the Blue Marsh Visitor's Center off of Palisades Drive. Coordinators: Ken Lebo, 610-856-1413 and Karl Gardner, 610-987-3281.

JUNE 23, 2018 (Saturday)
Moth Night-9 PM, Nolde Forest EEC
(In conjunction with Mengel NHS)
Meet in picnic area behind headquarters
Coordinators: Ken Lebo, 610-856-1413 and Jim Eckert, 610-373-1064

AUGUST 11, 2018 (Saturday)
Bartram trail/Kernsville Dam
Dragonflies  - 10 AM
( In conjunction with Mengel NHS)
Rte 61 north, right on Jetson Dr (across from Cabelas), right on Industrial Dr, left on Kernsville Dam Rd. The parking area is on the right.
Coordinators: Ken Lebo, 610-856-1413 and Tony Schoch.

AUGUST 25, 2018 (Saturday)
Butterflies - Angelica Park- 10 AM
( In conjunction with Mengel NHS)
Meet in the parking lot off of Rte 10
Coordinators: Ken Lebo, 610-856-1413 and Karl Gardner, 610-987-3281
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FLASH BIRD WALKS
Additional field trips may be scheduled at short notice any time that it appears that conditions are right for an interesting outing. Sign up to get e-mail or check the website for announcements.

(See also the FlashBirdwalks Page for field trips on short notice)

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