adventures in the Field

Adult Birding Series

 

Time spent in nature can be both relaxing and stimulating. Join us for enriching nature experiences and field trips. This season we will connect with Briar Bush's roots in bird conservation. Beginning birders will learn basic identification techniques and apps, while more seasoned participants can join our efforts to collect data for community science projects.

 

See below for each session’s details.

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Important Notes:

  • Registration is required. Please register at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

  • Programs take place indoors and outdoors for varying durations of time. Dress appropriately for the weather.

  • Due to Township regulations, masks may be required indoors. Visit our website for updated information.

Questions or need help registering?

Call 215-887-6603 M-F 9:00am - 5:00 pm.

Session 1: Feeder Birds at Briar Bush Nature Center

 

Join us at Briar Bush for an indoor presentation on basic bird identification followed by a visit to our Griscom Bird Observatory. At the Observatory, we’ll practice identification skills and collect data.

 

Notes: This session will require a short walk of a few hundred feet on level trail, with an optional short hike on steeper, rougher terrain along the Briar Bush trails.

 

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 (Rain Date: 9/22/2022)

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Cost:

  - Participant: $15.00

  - Abington Resident: $13.50

  - Briar Bush Member: $12.00

 

Session 2: Hawk Watch at Fort Washington State Park

 

Each fall, migrating raptors by the thousands begin their journey southward. For the last 27 years, a hawk watch has been held at Militia Hill in Fort Washington State Park to record their passage. We will be spending about one hour on an observation deck searching for raptors overhead with the help of a Briar Bush educator and hawk watch volunteers.

 

Notes: Participants will meet at Briar Bush at 9:45am, then travel in the Briar Bush van to Fort Washington State Park. This session will require a short walk on level paved trail to the observation deck. The lower deck of the platform is ADA accessible. Bring a lunch. Feel free to bring a camp chair if you prefer a soft seat.

 

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 (Rain Date: 10/20/2022)

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm

Cost:

  - Participant: $30.00

  - Abington Resident: $27.00

  - Briar Bush Member: $24.00

Session 3: Waterfowl at John Heinz National Wildlife Rescue - More details about this session coming soon!

 

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2023 (Rain Date: 4/13/2023)

Time: 9:00am-1:30pm

Cost:

  - Participant: $30.00

  - Abington Resident: $27.00

  - Briar Bush Member: $24.00

Session 4: Warblers at Briar Bush Nature Center - More details about this session coming soon!

 

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 (Rain Date: 5/11/2023)

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Cost:

  - Participant: $15.00

  - Abington Resident: $13.50

  - Briar Bush Member: $12.00