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Birding in Houston Meadow

Fri Feb 18 

Meet at Houston Playground (900 Grakyn Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19128).

Winter is a great time to view the birds that stay with us in the colder months. We will do a 2.5 mile loop through meadow and woods and participants are encouraged to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count! Birds we may see and hear: Red- bellied Woodpecker, White-breasted Nuthatch, White-throated Sparrow, Cooper’s Hawk, Brown Creeper, Blue Jay, and many others. Bring binoculars.

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at birdcount.org. The 25th annual GBBC will be held Friday, February 18, through Monday, February 21, 2022.

Children over 12 welcome if accompanied by an adult.

No dogs please. Service animals are always permitted.

Distance: 2.5 Miles

Level: Moderate

Registration is required for all hikes so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. We ask all event attendees to bring a mask and mask up if a distance of six feet cannot be maintained during the activity. If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home. More information is at fow.org/covid-19.

Unless otherwise specified, Trail Ambassador Walks may be on rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions. Service animals are always welcome. For more information contact Shawn Green at green@fow.org. Visit www.fow.org for updates.