Early May in the Wissahickon is excellent for early arriving warblers like Louisiana waterthrush, as well as wood thrush and courting wood ducks. We will meet at Valley Green and walk along Forbidden Drive, stopping at bridges to search for waterthrush.
Meeting Location: Valley Green parking lot. Valley Green Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128. Birding by Ear Workshop at Wissahickon Environmental Center (same day as Wissahickon Valley). After a break for lunch, a birding by ear workshop will be held at the Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House). Meeting Location: 300 W. Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118.
BirdPhilly is an initiative of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club. Founded in 1890, the DVOC has been based at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia since 1891. Through BirdPhilly our goal is to increase interest and awareness of the region’s birds by providing quality birding experiences on expertly guided field trips. Most field trips are free, and open to kids and adults. BirdPhilly will also spotlight valuable conservation programs and projects and raise funds for them by hosting an event called the Philadelphia Bird Race. The Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation are partners to the BirdPhilly program.