Flash Bird Walks - Baird Ornithological Club, Reading, PA

When we plan our club's field trip schedule each summer, we schedule field trips for when and where we expect (and hope!) it will make for a good birding experience. However, it is impossible to perfectly anticipate all the good birding opportunities which might arise after our schedule is published, so this web site has been set up as a place to publicize club field trips on short notice (often VERY SHORT!) and we hope this will enable more members, friends and guests to see good birds.

Short cut link to this site is http://bit.ly/bocbirding

Suggestions for (and offers to lead!) flash Bird Walks are welcome from all BOC members and friends. 
 email: mslater [a] voicenet [dot] com


For more information about the scheduled programs and field trips go to the BOC Main Page . 

For more info about the flash bilrd walks, please scroll down.

All of the BOC's meetings are held in McConnell Environmental Education Building at Nolde Forest State Park. except the annual banquet.

2nd Tuesday Bird Walk- March 13 at Blue Marsh

posted Mar 11, 2018, 6:40 PM by Mike Slater

Peter and Jane Wolfe will lead this Tuesday's bird walk. It will be at Blue Marsh lake. Meet at the visitors canter at 8:30 AM.

2nd Tuesday Birdwatching - Waterfowl at Lake Ontelaunee

posted Nov 13, 2017, 8:29 AM by Mike Slater

Meet Peter and Jane Wolfe at 9 am to look for waterfowl and other birds around Lake Ontelaunee. Meet at the Dam breast at 9 am.

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4th Tuesday Birdwalk

posted Oct 21, 2017, 6:02 AM by Mike Slater

Walk the pleasant trails at Greenhills Preserve with BOC President Art Z. and look for sparrows and other late migrants. 8 am to about 11 am. 

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Tuesday Birdwalk

posted Oct 14, 2017, 6:40 PM by Mike Slater

Tuesday Birdwalk at Union Meadows Rec. Area (Union Meadows east). Tuesday October 17 at 8 am.
Actually just east of birdsboro along Rte. 724 behind the"Fork & Ale" restaurant. Meet in the Thun trail/Schuylkill River traail parkinglot. Leader s: Rudy Keller and .Linda Ingram

This is a good place for sparrow and other migrant birds.

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2nd Tuesday Bird Walk is canceled

posted Oct 9, 2017, 3:58 PM by Mike Slater

Due to weather, etc. There will be no Tuesday bird walk on October. 10th. We will have one on the 17th instead (and also on the 24th as scheduled.

4th Tuesday Birdwalk

posted Sep 24, 2017, 8:15 AM by Mike Slater

Tuesday September 26th, 8:00 am 
Nolde Forest State Park
Meet Katrina Knight for a morning walk looking for warblers and other fall migrants at beautiful Nolde Forest.

Nolde Forest - Sawmill

2nd Tuesday Bird Walk @ Lake Ontelaunee

posted Sep 11, 2017, 9:27 AM by Mike Slater

Peter Wolfe will lead a Bird Walk Tuesday September 12th. Meet at the Ontelaunee Dam breast parking lot at 8 am

Lake Ontelaunee Dam Parking Lot

4th Tues. Birdwalk - Schuylkill River train at Douglassville June 27, 217 from 7:00 - 10 am

posted Jun 25, 2017, 6:57 AM by Mike Slater   [ updated Jun 25, 2017, 7:44 AM ]

(NOTE this walk will start at 7:00 AM) Linda Ingram and Rudy Keller will lead the last Tuesday bird walk of the season this coming Tuesday (June 27) at 7:00 am on a section of the Schuylkill River Trail from Morlatton to Monocacy. This is an easy trail walk and a variety of habitats. 

7:00 am 
31 Old Philadelphia Pike, Douglassville PA 19518
The parking lot is on your left at end of road and is well signed, 
Easy walking, trail crosses the Schuylkill River then continues adjacent to the canal

SRT PArking Lot Douglassville, PA 31 old Philadelphia Pike

2nd Tuesday Bird walk at Angelica Park

posted Jun 1, 2017, 3:52 AM by Mike Slater

This June 13th Susie Dillman will lead the 2nd Tuesday bird walk at Angelica Park. Orchard Oriole and Willow Flycatchers are hanging around. again t his year and may be breeding. Other birds like this restored wetland too.Easy walking trails/ Meet in the parking lot at 8 am until 10 or 10:30 am.

Angelica Park's parking lot

4th Tuesday birdwalk

posted May 18, 2017, 4:54 PM by Mike Slater   [ updated May 18, 2017, 4:55 PM ]

May 23 - Katrina Knight will the bird walk at Shiloh Hills Park in Spring Township at 8 am.
Directions - from Reading, take 222 south to the Mohnton exit. Turn right at the end of the ramp. Turn left onto Old Lancaster Pike at the stop sign. Turn right onto Sage Drive. Follow Sage Drive for about a mile through a residential area. Just past the school, turn right into the park. Meet in the parking lot.

Shiloh Hills Park

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