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Here are the Upcoming Events for the coming season.  Parent or guardian must accompany minor children on field trips.

Saturday August 26, 7:00 AM -
Field Trip to Conejohela Flats on Susquehanna River

Zach Millen will lead a field trip to the Conejohela Flats on the Susquehanna River for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds.  Meet at 7:00 am at the Blue Rock Road river access in Washington Boro.  Participants must provide their own canoe or kayak.  Limited to 12 participants.  Contact Zach Millen (717-723-1279 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you plan to attend.



Sunday August 27, 7:00 AM -
Field Trip to Middle Creek WMA

Ted Nichols II will lead a field trip to Middle Creek WMA.  Meet at the visitor’s center parking area at 7am. Be prepared for ticks. The emphasis of this trip is to look for fall migrants that could include warblers, flycatchers, thrushes, shorebirds and hopefully a surprise or two along the way. The group will bird into the early afternoon so bring some snacks, lunch, drinks and dress for the weather. Contact Ted Nichols II (717-856-3851 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you plan to attend.



Saturday September 9, 7:00 AM -
Field Trip to Cornwall Fire Tower Area

Steve Rannels will lead a birds and bugs field trip along the trails of the old Cornwall fire tower area of the Furnace Hills. Meet at 7:00 am off Route 322 at the state game lands parking lot at the end of the former Cornwall fire tower road. Contact Steve Rannels (717-534-2480 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you plan to attend.



Sunday September 10, 7:00 AM -
Field Trip to Chestnut Grove Natural Area

Zach Millen will lead a field trip to Chestnut Grove Natural Area. The CGNA is an ideal place to view wildlife and observe nature due to habitat diversity, which includes stream corridors, wetlands, open water, grasslands and forested uplands, as well as its location along the Susquehanna River migratory corridor.  Target species for this field trip are migrating raptors, shorebirds, songbirds and grassland birds.  CGNA is located south of Washington Boro.  Follow River Road for 2.1 miles past the Turkey Hill processing plant to the point where River Road makes a sharp turn to the right. Stay on River Road for .7 miles to where Chestnut Grove Road goes straight ahead and River Road makes a sharp turn to the left.  Stay on Chestnut Grove Road for .2 miles.  Chestnut Grove Natural Area parking lot is on the right.  Be prepared to walk on trails and service roads mostly in the sun. Snacks, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent are recommended.  Contact Zach Millen at (717-723-1279 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you plan to attend.



Thursday September 14, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Locals: Birds, Butterflies, and Other Creatures That Fly

Club meeting at the Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA at 7:00 pm. Reminder: This is the second Thursday of the month.  Wildlife photographer, Robert Pierce, will present his program titled, “The Locals:  Birds, Butterflies, and Other Creatures That Fly From A to Z,” By local he means a radius of about 100 miles from the his home in central Chester County, PA.  This area includes the Jersey shore, Delaware Bay, Chesapeake Bay, Conowingo Dam, Middle Creek WMA, Hawk Mountain and many places in between. Bob is a retired English teacher, having spent 25 years with the Downtown School District. He is recording secretary for West Chester Bird Club and active with the Birding Club of Delaware County.



Sunday September 17, 7:00 AM -
Field Trip to Dead End Road: SGL 156

Bruce Carl will lead a field trip to the Dead End Road Area of State Game Lands 156 to locate migrants such as thrushes, vireos and warblers. Some of the target species include Philadelphia and Blue-headed Vireos, Swainson's and Hermit Thrushes and any warblers, with special interest in Connecticut Warbler. Meet at 7:00am at the parking lot at Rte. 322 and Pumping Station Road. Contact Bruce Carl (717-368-4824 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you plan to attend.



Saturday September 23, 9:30 AM -
Ironville Community Park Hawk Watch

Carl Groff will lead the count at a hawk watch that will take place in the Ironville Community Park parking lot off Prospect Road starting at 9:30 am. The viewing area is level and comfortable. Bring chairs and a lunch. The site has public restrooms and a pavilion. Target species will include: Broad-winged Hawk, Am. Kestrel, Osprey, Bald Eagle, and Sharp-shinned Hawk. The watch will continue until the flight ends. Feel free to come and go as you wish. Binoculars are needed and a spotting scope is helpful.  Contact Carl (717 471-9969 or (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you plan to attend.



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