Birding Events Press Releases

Bird Walks This Weekend at Promised Land State Park & Along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in Archbald

Bird Walk, photo by Chris Fischer

Everyone is welcome, whether you have years of experience or are just starting out!

Spring is finally here, bringing with it the excitement of spring migration! We have a great line-up of bird walks and other events coming up in the next month, starting this coming weekend with two bird walks.

Sat., May 3, 2014 at 8 a.m. – Promised Land State Park

Barb Leo will lead a guided bird walk at Promised Land State Park on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 8 a.m.

Join us as we look for newly arrived migrants and see the nesting Bald Eagles. Meet at Bear Wallow Boat Launch in Promised Land State Park at 8am. Sturdy shoes and binoculars recommended. Please call (570) 676-3428 ext. 0 or Barbara at (570) 253-2364 for more information.

Sun., May 4, 2014 at 8 a.m. – Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in Archbald

In cooperation with the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority (LHVA), the Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society (NEPAS) will host a bird walk along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in Archbald on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 8 a.m.

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Local birders Chris Fischer (NEPAS) and Owen Worozbyt (LHVA) will lead the walk along a recently completed section of the LRH trail in the Mid Valley. The walk is open to all – young and old, regardless of birdwatching experience – and will be easy and relaxed, covering no more than a mile along the flat (and mostly paved) trail. Participants should meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Laurel Street Trailhead, located at the southern terminus of Laurel Street in Archbald (#19 on this map). Parking is available. Binoculars and a field guide are recommended.

View Laurel Street Trailhead / parking area on Google Maps

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Bird Tune-Up

Eastern Kingbird. Copyright Chris Fischer.Spring migration is underway! Start tuning up your eyes and ears for the breeding season with the help of Audubon experts at this free indoor program for all ages and skill levels at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center in Moscow, PA on Sat., April 12 at 2pm.

Spring is the time to get out and connect with nature! As our summer migrants begin to return to their breeding grounds, it really helps if we can identify them not only by sight but also by sound. Spring is the best time of year to observe many birds and watch them singing because the foliage on the trees and shrubs has not reached full maturity. Once everything has leafed out, finding birds becomes much more difficult! It is at this point your efforts at learning to recognize birdsong pays off. The ability to identify birdsong is a key skill many birdwatchers rely on as it makes the sport of “birding” both more challenging and more rewarding.

We will present a program on bird identification, focusing on birds that can be found locally, using slides and sounds to describe the various forms of birdsong. We will share all about how birds form their songs and calls. We will also discuss the use of mobile birdsong “apps” in the field.

This program is for all ages and skill levels.

Our presenters are veteran birders who have contributed many hours and sightings to the recently published Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania.

When? Sat., April 12 at 2pm
Where? Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center in Moscow, PA at 93 MacKenzie Rd., Covington Township.