Category Archives: Events

Great Backyard Bird Count takes flight

This weekend marks the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), a four-day event that makes “citizen scientists” out of bird watchers and nature lovers across North America. The campaign is part of a broad effort to keep tabs on the continent’s bird populations, using volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to supplement more formal research.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/2012-great-backyard-bird-count-takes-flight

Creating Gardens that Attract Birds and Butterflies

Create a beautiful bird and butterfly friendly garden sanctuary by learning about which plants and shrubs are most likely to entice them. The principles are simple. Flowers provide nectar and seeds, trees and shrubs provide nuts, berries, nesting sites and shelter. These flowers, shrubs and trees have the added benefit of providing interesting textures and bright colors to your landscape. With tips on choosing the right plants you’ll see how easy it is to have a yard that welcomes wildlife.

March 11, 2019
10:00 AM to 12 N
Creutzburg Center 200
Instructor: Andrea Hallmark
$45.00 Course Fee

http://www.mainlineschoolnight.org/CourseStatus.awp?&course=19SHG11096

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT at Elmwood Park Zoo

This interactive experience is perfect for bird lovers of all ages! Participants can visit the zoo to count birds in order to help create a real-time snapshot of where birds are! The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place across the country, and helps avian researchers gather information to better protect wild birds for the future!

Friday, February 15th from 10:30am-12pm
Saturday, February 16th from 10:30am-12pm
Sunday, February 17th from 10:30am-12pm

https://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/event/great-backyard-bird-count/2019-02-15/

Newtown Square’s Great Backyard Bird Count Workshop

The Great Backyard Bird Count Workshop is a free workshop hosted on February 6 by the Newtown Township’s Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC). Bird watchers of all ages and skills can come to learn how to count birds and prepare for the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC).

The GBBC is a free, fun event from February 15 to 18 that aims to better understand and capture a snaposhot of bird populations around the world while engaging bird watchers in a common goal. Every bird watcher is asked to count birds for at least fifteen minutes during the four-day event and report their findings to www.birdcount.org.

Philip Witmer will host the workshop at Newtown Township Building 1st Floor, 209 Bishop Hollow Road from 6-8pm. Whether you have years of experience or would like to try bird watching for the first time, everyone is invited to join.

Tyler Arboretum Bird Walk

January 23 @ 8:15 AM

Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-566-9134

Tyler is a wonderful winter haven for non-migratory birds.
Explore Tyler’s winter landscapes with experienced birders who
know all the best places to look. Birders of all experience levels welcome.

Bring bird guides and binoculars if you have them. Meet at the
Visitor Center

https://www.tylerarboretum.org/events/winter-bird-walks/2019-01-23/

Preparing for the Great Backyard Bird Count

Date: February 2, 2019
Time: 10am
Location: Radnor Memorial Library Winsor Room

This event is presented by Radnor Memorial Library, Radnor Conservancy, Bird Towns of Radnor and Tredyffrin/Easttown.

How can you and your family learn about birds and contribute to science? Get involved with the National Audubon Society Great Backyard Bird Count 2019! Phil Witmer, past president of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, will familiarize you with some of the common winter birds you may see in your backyard and show you how you can participate in the 2019 GBBC which takes place from Friday, February 15 through Monday, February 18. Raffle prizes courtesy of Lou Muth at Do It Best Hardware of Wayne.

http://www.radnorlibrary.org/event/preparing-for-the-great-backyard-bird-count/

All About Bluebirds: Presentation at Jenkins Arboretum

Wed, January 16, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens
631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333

Led by Ken Leister, PA State County Coordinator for the Bluebird Society of PA.

Get ready for bluebird season with Ken Leister, PA State County Coordinator and Board Member for the Bluebird Society of PA. After retiring from a full career as an educator, coach, and school principal, Ken fell in love with the bluebirds in his backyard. He will share his passion for bluebirds and his knowledge of their nesting, lifecycles, habitat, and behavior during an informative presentation. The following week, Ken will lead a workshop to help you build a bluebird box for your very own backyard.

This presentation is free of charge. All are welcome. Pre-registration is encouraged.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-about-bluebirds-presentation-tickets-53976189235

Tyler Arboretum Bird Walk

January 16 @ 8:15 AM

Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-566-9134

Tyler is a wonderful winter haven for non-migratory birds.
Explore Tyler’s winter landscapes with experienced birders who
know all the best places to look. Birders of all experience levels welcome.

Bring bird guides and binoculars if you have them. Meet at the
Visitor Center

https://www.tylerarboretum.org/events/winter-bird-walks/2019-01-16/

Tyler Arboretum Bird Walk

January 12, 2019 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-566-9134

Join Chris Weaver from Wild Birds Unlimited–Concordville to discover year-round residents and
seasonal migrants, while learning the basics of bird identification. Families and beginners are welcome!

Meet at the Visitor Center. Please dress for the weather and bring field glasses and field guides if you have them.

https://www.tylerarboretum.org/events/saturday-bird-walk-4/

Tyler Arboretum Bird Walk

January 9 @ 8:15 AM

Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-566-9134

Tyler is a wonderful winter haven for non-migratory birds.
Explore Tyler’s winter landscapes with experienced birders who
know all the best places to look. Birders of all experience levels welcome.

Bring bird guides and binoculars if you have them. Meet at the
Visitor Center

https://www.tylerarboretum.org/events/winter-bird-walks/2019-01-09/