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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:




NEW 
Twice monthly Bird Walks 

The Tuesday April 25th birdwalk is CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER.

on the SECOND & FOURTH TUESDAYS   (September-November and March-June)
Location, time and leader to be announced approximately one week beforehand.  
Sign up to get e-mail paplantings@gmail.com from Mike Slater or check the Flash Birdwalks page website for announcements, 
or check with Mike Slater 610-698-4031 or Katrina Knight, 610-372-3671 for details.

Tuesday Morning Birdwalk announcements are now on the Flash Birdwalks page.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 (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

SEPT 30 - OCT 2, 2016 (Friday-Sunday)

Forsythe NWR, Cape May, Stone Harbor
Led by Rick Wiltrout and Linda Ingram -
$25 fee, call in advance for details
Coordinator: Linda Ingram 610-326-9531

OCTOBER 15, 2016 (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

OCTOBER 16, 2016 (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 23, 2016 (Sunday)
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

NOVEMBER 12, 2016 (Saturday)
Muhlenberg College Ornithological Collection, 8:30 AM
We'll check out the birds at the Lake Ontelaunee dam breast, make a stop at the Fogelsville Quarry then visit the Ornithological Collection at Muhlenberg College. This is your chance to get an up-close look at specimens including local birds as well as extinct and exotic species.
Meet at the Ontelaunee dam breast.
Limited space available - call first
Coordinator: Katrina Knight, 610-372-3671

DECEMBER 18, 2016 (Sunday)
Reading Christmas Bird Count
Compiler: Ken Lebo 610-856-1413

DECEMBER 26, 2016 (Monday)
Elverson Christmas Bird Count
Compiler: Jim Cook, 610-587-7545

DECEMBER 30, 2016 (Friday)
Hamburg Christmas Bird Count
Compiler: Laurie Goodrich, 570-943-3411 ext 106

JANUARY 1, 2017 (Sunday)
Bernville Christmas Bird Count
Compiler: Ed Barrell, 610-926-2962

JANUARY 15, 2017 (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 2017 (date to be announced)
Barnegat, New Jersey
Common Eiders, scoters, Harlequin Ducks, Purple Sandpipers and more.
Coordinator: Mike Slater 610-698-4031

MARCH 5, 2017 (Sunday)
Lake Ontelaunee waterfowl - 8 AM
Meet at the dam breast (along Rte 73.)
Coordinator: Rudy Keller 610-845-7310

MARCH 19, 2017 (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 8, 2017 (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 29, 2017 (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 30, 2017 (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

MAY 6, 2017 (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 7, 2017 (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 14, 2017 (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 
May 13 and 14, 2017 (Saturday-Sunday) NOTE (changed from 20-21)
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 3, 2017 (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 29, 2017 (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.

AUGUST 5, 2017 (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 12, 2017 (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 26, 2017 (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

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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