Saturday September 22
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Come explore the 12 essential elements for a thoughtful bird feeding station with Chris Weaver from Wild Birds Unlimited-Concordville. Discover which food and feeder combinations are most likely to attract daily, seasonal and rare birds. Learn about proper feeder placement and how to solve common issues. Experience the essential elements first-hand with a feeding station set-up demo and various hardware, food and feeder products to explore. Participants will get a starter feeder and bird food to take home!
Take a guided tour of Radnor Township’s legendary property which dates back to 1881 when Judge John Innes Clark Hare built his Furness-designed summer home which is now the Creutzburg Center. See outstanding examples of trees and artifacts which still survive on the 30 acre property which was given to the Township by the Hare family as part of the open space program.
Dates: September 24, 2018 Check for other dates
Meets: 10:00 AM to 12 N
Location: Creutzburg Center Porch
Instructor: John Hosbach, Jr
$18.00 Course Fee
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Tuesday and Wednesday, September 11 & 12, departing at 7 a.m. and returning by 6 p.m.
Join birder Sue Lucas on an excursion to Cape May, NJ. You’ll explore the shorelines, marshes and other habitats to observe the many birds that stop by this wonderful spot on the way to their winter destinations. This two-day trip includes transportation, lodging, breakfast and lunch on Wednesday and a boat ride. Tuesday dinner is Dutch-treat. Bring field guides, binoculars and a brown bag lunch for Tuesday.
If you’re a bird-watcher, there’s an interactive way to enjoy your hobby thanks to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Cornell scientists created a tool on their BirdCast website (with research funded by NSF, Leon Levy Foundation, Rose Postdoctoral Fellowship and Marshall Aid Commission) that shows in near real-time the volume and direction of migratory birds traveling throughout the country. The migration forecast maps will keep you apprised of what to expect in the days (and nights) ahead.
After Hurricane Matthew slammed into the Bahamas in 2016, researchers were sure the Bahama nuthatch (Sitta pusilla insularis), already an endangered bird, had been wiped out.
Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Location: Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342
Meet at the NGM Visitor Center
Description: Newlin Grist Mill and Wild Birds Unlimited-Concordville are teaming up to explore the wonderful world of bird life. Join us for monthly (last Saturday of each month; Nov.-Mar., 9-11am; Apr.-Oct., 8-10am) naturalist-led walks through the 160-acre park at Newlin Grist Mill. We will meet year-round residents, visit exciting migrants, and learn the basics of bird identification and biology.
Families and beginners are welcome!
Experience the exciting hobby of bird watching. Find out what you need and what’s new in field guides and electronic gadgets. Discuss the art and science of bird identification, as well as the best times and places to go. Walk will include birding basics and binocular training. Dress for the weather and be prepared to walk a trail. We will walk rain or shine. Any skill level welcome.
Dates: September 26, 2018
Meets: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location: The Willows
Instructor: Phil Witmer
$18.00 Course Fee
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Do you enjoy watching fall warblers in the Americas, but could use some tips and tricks for identification? We can help! We’re excited to partner with the Cornell Lab’s Bird Academy to offer a suite of exciting educational resources in thanks for your eBirding: in August, every eligible checklist that you submit gives you a chance to get free access to Be a Better Birder: Warbler Identification Series.
August is always an exciting time of year for eBird—when we update all eBird records with the latest scientific advances in bird taxonomy. New information on species limits can result in increases (splits) or decreases (lumps) in your list totals. Whenever possible, we change your records for you to match the expected species when a split occurs—this is one of the main services we provide at eBird. Expect 2018’s update in the second or third week of August.
Global Big Day has set new heights for a single day of birding each of the past four Mays. This massively international collaborative birding event has been so great that we’re having another worldwide eBird Big Day! From hundreds of Ross’s Gulls in northern Alaska to springtime in Australia, South Africa, and southern South America, October brings fun birding to the whole world. Mark your calendar for the first October Big Day: 6 October. Let’s see what we can find together on the first October Big Day!
Stay tuned for more information in coming weeks, and start planning your October 6 birding!