East Park Bird Walk with Keith Russell

By Fairmount Park Conservancy (other events)

2 Dates Through May 13, 2023

Join us for a bird walk to East Park's hidden hot spots, led by Keith Russell, urban conservation program manager for the National Audubon Society’s Philadelphia-based chapter. 

Each year millions of birds migrate through the city of Philadelphia and many of these birds use our parks as stopover sites during their travels. On this walk we'll search for resident and migratory birds along the scenic area of Reservoir Drive in East Park during the peak of the fall migratory period. This walk will begin at the Discovery Center and conclude at Mt. Pleasant Mansion (returning to Discovery Center parking lot).

Keith will guide our eyes and ears. You can also bring your own bird book or download an identification app such as Merlin

TICKETS: Free RSVP in celebration of Love Your Park Week (donations appreciated). Space is limited though so please only RSVP if you plan to attend.

- Tour starts at 8 am sharp. 
- BYOB - as in, please bring your own binoculars. If you don't have any, we will have a limited number of binoculars to borrow
- Appropriate for adults and families with children ages 6 & up. Minors must be ticketed and accompanied by an adult.
- Dress according to weather conditions.
- Bring your own water and snacks. (drinking water is not available in the park)
- There are nearby bathrooms 

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: By registering for this event you are agreeing to follow ALL of these protocols:

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

GUIDE BIO: Keith Russell is the Program Manager for Urban Conservation for Audubon Mid-Atlantic and a life long birder. Based in at the Discovery Center here in Philadelphia, his work has involved education, monitoring, research, advocacy, and on the ground conservation to improve conditions for birds in ways that have also broadened engagement in the environmental movement. Areas of special focus include bird collisions with human structures, birds and nocturnal lights, native plants, migration stopover habitat, and ornithological history.

QUESTIONS?: Feel free to reach out to [email protected].