Enjoy a bird walk of FDR Park!
Sunday, February 23 8am-10:30am (new time!)
Meet at the parking lot east of the gazebo. GPS coordinates: 39.9034994, -75.1787725.
This is the first parking lot on the left after the playground before the bridge when you are driving the park loop.
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.
Don't have a pair of binoculars? Birding backpacks (including binoculars and field guide) are available at the following libraries: Andorra, Cobbs Creek, Cecil B. Moore, Logan, Richmond, South Philly and Widener.
The event is free and open to everyone.
Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke