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Birds of Longwood Walks

Birds of Longwood Walks

Upcoming Dates

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Monday

August 8, 2016
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Saturday

August 13, 2016
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Monday

August 22, 2016
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Saturday

September 10, 2016
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Monday

September 12, 2016
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Monday

September 26, 2016
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Sunday

October 9, 2016
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Monday

October 10, 2016
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Monday

October 24, 2016
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Sunday

November 13, 2016
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Monday

November 14, 2016
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Sunday

December 11, 2016
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Dates & Price

Free with Gardens Admission

Join experienced guides on a quest to discover Longwood's feathery inhabitants. The birding tours last approximately 2 hours.

During morning tours, enjoy guided walks featuring birds commonly seen in the Brandywine Valley. Outdoor clothing, good walking shoes/boots and binoculars are recommended. Tours meet in the Lobby of the Visitor Center. See below for a list of topics by date.

January—Winter Birds

Enjoy a beautiful winter stroll through the Gardens looking at wintering sparrows, nuthatches, woodpeckers, and finches.

February—Waterfowl & Winter Birds

Spring migration is already beginning for waterfowl and a couple of other species. We will look for those, along with the usual wintering species.

March—Waterfowl

We will search the wetlands for migrating waterfowl including Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Wigeon, Pintail, and a variety of ducks.

April—Early Spring Warblers

Sparrows, a few early warblers, ducks, and finches will be moving through as plants are budding and early trees start to bloom.

May—Height of Spring Bird Migration

As part of International Migratory Bird Count, our experienced guide Larry Lewis will conduct a walk, searching for warblers, vireos, flycatchers, shorebirds, and whatever else drops in!

June—Breeding Birds

Breeding is well underway now at Longwood. We will search for species that regularly breed here, as well as those that do from time to time, like Marsh Wren and Blue Grosbeak.

July—Summer Birds & Herons

There should be lots of bird activity in the Gardens now— breeders will have young birds to feed, and southbound migration has begun for shorebirds. We should see several species on the mudflats. In addition, Herons and egrets may be spotted.

August—Herons, Egrets & Shorebirds

The mudflats should hold several species of shorebirds, as well as herons and egrets.

September—Fall Migration

During this bird walk we will look for warblers, vireos, flycatchers, and other resident and migrating species coming through. We expect to see over 100 species.

October—Hawk Watch & Fall Migrants

Hawk migration is a thrilling thing to watch. In past years we have seen bald eagles on a regular basis, as well as harriers, Cooper's hawks, red-shouldered hawks, and many other species.

November—Waterfowl & Sparrows

A variety of waterfowl will be on the ponds including wood duck, wigeon, ring-necked duck, and green-winged teal.

December—Early Winter Birds

Winter is a wondrous time at Longwood—for plants and birds. Our regular finches, sparrows, and woodpeckers are enhanced by northern visitors from afar.