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West Park Birdwatching Walk with Jason

Join science educator and passionate bird watcher Jason Hall for a friendly, all-ages bird watching walk around West Park.


Saturday, May 22, 2021


9:00am - 11:00am


Concourse Lake
S. Concourse Drive and Belmont Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Join science educator and passionate bird watcher Jason Hall for a friendly, all-ages bird watching walk around West Park. Jason is a scientist, photographer, animal lover, and community activist who is passionate about sharing the wonders of nature here in Philadelphia with others.

We’ll start at Concourse Lake and make our way over to Centennial Lake and other excellent birding spots in the Centennial District of West Fairmount Park. Concourse and Centennial Lakes have many regular residents such as wood ducks, a massive great blue heron, and even a bald eagle! These bodies of water also serve as “rest stops” on the highway for the spring migration of many spectacular species, so you’ll be delighted by the diversity of winged creatures hidden in plain sight in West Park!

TICKET PRICES:  Pay what you can – $10, $15, or $20

[ Not sure what to pay? Please refer to this Sliding Scale Pricing FAQ for additional info. ] 

– meet at 8:45, tour starts at 9 am sharp.
– BYOB – as in, please bring your own binoculars
– Appropriate for Adults and families with children ages 6 & up. Minors must be registered and accompanied by an adult.
– Please dress according to weather conditions.
– Please bring your own water and snacks.  (drinking water is not available in the park)
– There are no nearby bathrooms. Please plan accordingly


CAP / COVID PROTOCOL:  By registering for this event you are agreeing to follow ALL of these protocols:

This event will be capped at 20 people. Please only register if you fully intend to attend and let us know if you need to cancel ASAP.

All participants must wear a mask for the duration of the event

Participants must maintain 6 feet of distance from one another during the event

If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home.

POSTPONEMENT / CANCELLATION POLICY: This event will take place in light rain. In the event of heavy rain or other severe conditions, the event will be cancelled and attendees are eligible for a full refund. 

PRESENTER(S) BIO: Jason Hall is a scientist and community-based science educator, photographer, #BlackBirder, dog lover, LGBTQ+ ally, political junky, and mixed family advocate. He has side business Waxwing Photography, which Jason calls “Philantography” since he uses photography to promote pet shelters and pet foster programs across southeastern Pennsylvania. It is simply combining the need for philanthropy with an enthusiasm for photography. If you’re interesteed in hiring Jason to support this cause for paws, please contact: waxwingphoto@gmail.com

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: If Philadelphia’s parks make a difference in your life – consider becoming a member of Fairmount Park Conservancy and help ensure that Philadelphia’s parks are enhanced for generations to come. PLUS members register first for events and enjoy discounts on park experiences including Treetop Quest, Shofuso and more!