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2014
September 6, 2014   at 7:00 am        (Saturday )
"Hawk Mountain - Fall Warblers" Meet at the north lookout. Coordinator: Ken Lebo, 610-856-1413.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 (Saturday)
Mount Penn Hawk Watch 9 AM - 2 PM
from the top of the William Penn Memorial Fire Tower.
Coordinator:  Bill Uhrich  610-373-8109

OCTOBER 3-5 , 2014 (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 11, 2014 (Saturday)
Angelica Park, 8 AM.
Look for sparrows and other fall migrants.
Meet in the parking lot, off of Rte 10.
Coordinator: Katrina Knight, 610-372-3671

OCTOBER 12, 2014 (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 for car pooling. Coordinator: Matt Wlasniewski, 610-463-8845 OCTOBER 18, 2014 (Saturday) Mount Penn Hawk Watch 9 AM - 2 PM from the top of the William Penn Memorial Fire Tower. Coordinator: Bill Uhrich 610-373-8109 Christmas Bird Counts in Berks County
DECEMBER 14, 2014 (Sunday)    Reading Christmas Bird Count    Compiler: Ken Lebo 610-856-1413
DECEMBER 21, 2014 (Sunday) Elverson Christmas Bird Count Compiler: Bob Cook, 610-286-9919
DECEMBER 27, 2014 (Saturday)    Bernville Christmas Bird Count    Compiler: Ed Barrell, 610-926-2962
DECEMBER 28, 2014 (Sunday)    Hamburg Christmas Bird Count    Compiler: Laurie Goodrich, 570-943-3411 ext 106
2015
January 1st Flash Bird trip with Ken Lebo

JANUARY 18, 2015 (Sunday)
Lake Ontelaunee, 8 AM
Kick off your year list with a winter walk.  Meet at the dam 
breast (along Rte 73.)
Coordinator: Katrina Knight, 610-372-3671
Winter 2015 (date to be announced)
Barnegat, New Jersey
Common Eiders, scoters, Harlequin Ducks, Purple Sandpipers and more.
Coordinator: Mike Slater 610-698-4031 or mslater@voicenet.com

MARCH 1, 2015 (Sunday)
Beginning Birder walk -  Lake Ontelaunee waterfowl
8 AM - Meet at the dam breast (along Rte 73.)
Coordinator: Rudy Keller 610-845-7310
APRIL 11, 2015 (Saturday)
Kernsville Dam - 8:00 AM
Rte 61 north, right on Jetson Dr (across from Cabelas), right on 
Industrial Dr,  left on Kernsville Dam Rd, Meet at the monument, approx 50 feet ahead.
Coordinator: Matt Wlasniewski, 610-463-8845

APRIL 12, 2015 (Sunday)
Bombay Hook NWR, 7 AM.
Spend a day exploring one of the prime birding locations in 
Delaware. A variety of shorebirds, waterfowl & early migrants should be present.
Meet in the Target parking lot, off of Perkiomen Avenue, Exeter
Coordinator: Art Zdancewic, 610-858-3315APRIL 25, 2015 (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 26, 2015 (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 2, 2015 (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.
Coordinator: Ken Lebo, 610-856-1413

MAY 3, 2015 (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 9, 2015 (Saturday)
Hamburg Reservoir
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 road to end. Bring lunch and water. 
Coordinator: Matt Wlasniewski, 610-463-8845

MAY 9, 2015 (Saturday)
North American Migration Count
Compiler: Matt Wlasniewski, 610-463-8845

MAY 10, 2015 (Sunday)
Spring Bird Walk - 7 am   State Game Lands #52 (Berks County Section) Starting at the Maple Grove Rd./Edwards Rd. Parking lot at 7:00 am
(formerly Location to be announced)
State Game Lands #52 (Berks County Section) Starting at the Edwards Rd. Parking lot at 7:00 am
Meet at parking lot on left (east) side of Maple Grove / Edward’s Rd. about 2 miles south of Maple Grove Raceway just past the top of the hill and a few yards after you enter Lancaster Co.
As we walk into the woods we will almost immediately come back into Berks Co. and spend all of our time there. The Google map below doesn't show the miles of trail to the east that is now included in this game lands.  Wear comfortable shoes that you don't mind getting wet or muddy (dew and some mud puddles) and bring tick/insect repellent and sun screen if you want them.

Leader: Mike Slater home: 610-775-3757. Cell 610-698-4031 Call if you are running late and we will wait for you. All welcome. Free.

SGL 52 hill top parking lot

MAY 16, 2015 (Saturday)  7:00 am
Beginning Birder walk Hay Creek Area  Spring Migration, 7 AM.
Meet at the Geigertown Post Office.
Coordinator: Ken Lebo, 610-856-1413

May 30, 2015 (Saturday
Cancelled the house is closed to visitors
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
Breeding birds - 7:30 AM
Walk followed by optional house/ museum self-guided tour (fee charged for tour). Mill Grove is a wildlife sanctuary with five 
miles of trails, 175 species of birds, and over 400 species of plants.
Meeting location: Coventry Mall, park in lot adjacent to former Super Fresh store, from Laurelwood Rd. entrance.
Coordinator: Linda Ingram, 610-326-9531.
Instead:
May 30, 2015 (Saturday)  Pocono and Delaware Water Gap
Breeding Birds – 8:00am start from Wind Gap McDonalds, 1036 S. Broadway 18091
Drive and walk areas of Cherry Valley, Del. Water Gap NRA, Promised Land SP; ending at dusk with whip-poor-wills.  Optional dinner concludes a full day.
Rick Wiltraut as guide. A map is on the flash birdwalks page 
Coordinator:   Linda M. Ingram, Ceiba Nature Tours, 29 Unionville Rd. Douglassville PA 19518              610-326-9531 or lmingram1@verizon.net 
Please let Linda know if you plan to come. 
SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 (Saturday)
Hawk Mountain - fall warblers, 7 AM.
Meet at the north lookout. 
Coordinator: Ken Lebo, 610-856-1413.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 (Saturday) 
Mount Penn Hawk Watch 9 AM - 2 PM
from the top of the William Penn Memorial Fire Tower.
Coordinator:  Bill Uhrich  610-373-8109
Canceled -      October 2-4, 2015 (Friday-Sunday)
Forsythe NWR, Cape May, Stone Harbor 
Led by Rick Wiltrout and Linda Ingram -
$25 fee, details here or call
Coordinator: Linda Ingram 610-326-9531
        
OCTOBER 3, 2015 (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 10, 2015 (SATURDAY)
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 for car pooling. 
Coordinator: Matt Wlasniewski, 610-463-8845

OCTOBER 17, 2015 (Saturday)
Mount Penn Hawk Watch 9 AM - 2 PM
from the top of the William Penn Memorial Fire Tower.
Coordinator:  Bill Uhrich  610-373-8109
        
DECEMBER 20, 2015 (Sunday)
Reading Christmas Bird Count
Compiler: Ken Lebo 610-856-1413

DECEMBER 26, 2015 (Saturday)
Bernville Christmas Bird Count
Compiler: Ed Barrell, 610-926-2962

DECEMBER 27, 2015 (Sunday)
Elverson Christmas Bird Count
Compiler: Jim Cook, 610-587-7545

DECEMBER 27, 2015 (Sunday)
Hamburg Christmas Bird Count
Compiler: Laurie Goodrich, 570-943-3411 ext 106

JANUARY 10, 2016 (Sunday) (note this is the correct date)
Lake Ontelaunee, 8 AM
Kick off your year list with a winter walk.  Meet at the dam
breast (along Rte 73.) 
Coordinator: Katrina Knight, 610-372-3671

Winter 2016 (date to be announced) 
Barnegat, New Jersey
Common Eiders, scoters, Harlequin Ducks, Purple Sandpipers and
more.
Coordinator: Mike Slater 610-698-4031

MARCH 6, 2016 (Sunday)
Beginning Birder walk -  Lake Ontelaunee waterfowl - 8 AM 
Meet at the dam breast (along Rte 73.) 
Coordinator: Rudy Keller 610-845-7310 

MARCH 20, 2016 (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 9, 2016 (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, approx 50 feet ahead. 
Coordinator: Matt Wlasniewski, 610-463-8845

APRIL 10, 2016 (Sunday)
Bombay Hook NWR, 7 AM
Spend a day exploring one of the prime birding locations in
Delaware. A variety of shorebirds, waterfowl & early migrants
should be present.
Meet in the Target parking lot, off of Perkiomen Avenue, Exeter
Coordinator: Art Zdancewic, 610-858-3315
CANCELLED to to Construction in the Parking Area
APRIL 24, 2016 (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

APRIL 30, 2016 (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.

MAY 1, 2016 (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
road to end. Bring lunch and water. 
Coordinator: Matt Wlasniewski, 610-463-8845

MAY 7, 2016 (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. 
Coordinator: Ken Lebo, 610-856-1413

MAY 14, 2016 (Saturday)
Spring Bird Walk - State Game Lands #52 (Berks County Section) -
 7:00 AM
Meet at parking lot on left (east) side of Maple Grove /
Edward's Rd. about 2 miles south of Maple Grove Raceway just
past the top of the hill and a few yards after you enter
Lancaster Co.
Coordinator: Mike Slater 610-698-4031, Cell 610-698-4031 

MAY 15, 2016 (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 21, 2016 (Saturday)
Beginning Birder walk Hay Creek Area  Spring Migration, 7 AM 
Meet at the Geigertown Post Office.
Coordinator: Ken Lebo, 610-856-1413

Late Spring 2016 - Sun. May 22 (Date now set)
Pocono and Delaware Water Gap
Breeding Birds 
Coordinator:   Linda Ingram, 610-326-9531 
        
JUNE 4, 2016 (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 9, 2016 (Saturday)
Picnic and Moth Night-9 PM, Nolde Forest EEC
(In conjunction with Mengel NHS) 
Meet in picnic area behind headquarters (picnic at 8 PM)
Coordinators: Ken Lebo, 610-856-1413 and Jim Eckert,
610-373-1064
        
JULY 30, 2016 (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 13, 2016 (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 27, 2016 (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
he last Tuesday bird walk of the season. The Schuylkill River Trail Starting at Douglassville7:00 am Tuesday June 27, 2017

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
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