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Birding with WVWA

Spring Birding Basics Classes

Discover easy methods to find and identify birds in the Wissahickon Creek Watershed through a series of three classes with some of the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association's most experienced birders. This beginner level course concentrates on the basics of bird identification and techniques for binocular use. Instructors will offer you individual attention and expert tips, as you learn to focus your binoculars on the many birds of the Wissahickon.

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Bird Walks

WVWA offers programming for all those interested in birding, bird biology and conservation, and learning to bird by sight and sound. Bird walks and trips will be led by Naturalist, Kristy Morley, and take place on WVWA’s beautiful preserves or other local birding spots.


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Bird Seed Sale

WVWA offers one Bird Seed Sales during the year in November or December. Order high quality birdseed appropriate to the birds found in the Wissahickon Watershed.  All sales support WVWA stewardship efforts.

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Teams of bird enthusiasts canvass the entire Wissahickon Watershed in this friendly and fun competition to identify as many bird species within a two-day time period.  Birders of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to join the fun, bird as much or as little as they choose to and enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow birders.  Teams use a checklist to record their sightings; following the event the lists get complied both by species and by locations (see below).  The combined teams generally identify 120 -130 species!

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The Cornell Lab of Ornithology BirdCast

Interested in knowing which birds will be migrating through our area, and when? Check out Cornell's BirdCast, where regional predictions are posted each week during spring and fall migration.

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Learn about WVWA's Bird Conservation efforts: CLICK HERE >>