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Bird Walk at FDR Park

Join Tony Croasdale for a bird walk of FDR Park

Date

January 25, 2020


Time

10:00am - 12:00pm


Location

FDR park
1500 Pattison Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19130


Meet in the parking lot at the 20th Street entrance (former FDR Golf Club building).

This walk will be about two hours long and will include a 150-acre section that was previously a golf course and offers wildlife sightings, unique views and natural areas including the historic Shedbrook Creek.

We can expect to see a variety of waterfowl on the lakes, and wintering songbirds in the woods and field. A bird of special interest we are likely to see is the rusty blackbird which is rapidly declining likely because of climate change. Birds of prey such as peregrine falcon and bald eagle are possible to be seen flying over or hunting waterfowl.

Due to naturally wet conditions in this section of the park, please be prepared for muddy areas. We strongly recommend wearing boots or shoes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Please bring binoculars and a scope if you have them, we will have our scope and some extra binoculars to loan you for the trip.

 


About Tony Croasdale:

Philadelphia native Tony Croasdale started birding at about nine years old. Tony has performed field research in the Canadian Arctic, Alaska, Brazil, Peru, and in the Mid-Atlantic. He is currently an Environmental Education Program Specialist at Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. Tony is the co-host of the Urban Wildlife Podcast and organizes programs for the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club and Wyncote Audubon.