Fall Migration Birding

Fall Migration Birding

Conservation and Stewardship Class with Online and Onsite Components
A black and yellow bird sitting atop joe-pye weed plant in bloom.
Meghan Newberry

Dates & Prices

October 9 & 12, 2024

Fee: $49

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $44

This class is intended as an adult learning experience.  Find out more about our Family Learning experiences.

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks before the event, and your registration fee, less a $30 processing fee, will be refunded. Please note that refunds are not available for programs moved to scheduled inclement weather dates.

To notify us of your cancellation, email us or call 610-388-5454.

Register by October 6, 2024

Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members save on Continuing Education Courses

A 10% discount on classes will be applied automatically at the time of checkout. 

While touring our Abbondi property adjacent to the Gardens, see birds, unique habitats, large specimen trees, and a diversity of plants that attract a wide variety of species. Learn how to identify different birds by their songs and calls, distinctive markings, and behaviors; see what types of trees and shrubs various birds are attracted to; and gather ideas for making your own home garden more “bird-friendly”. 

Course Schedule

Online Orientation
Wednesday, October 9, 6:30–7:45 pm

Onsite Class
Saturday, October 12, 8:00 am–11:00 am

Inclement weather date: Sunday, October 13, 8:00 am–11:00 am

Full course content includes both the online and the onsite components.


Onsite at Longwood Gardens and an additional online session.

This program will take place partially or entirely outdoors. Please dress for the weather and wear footwear suited for walking on uneven paths and through wet areas. 

Please note that the location for this program may change based on weather and availability. Changes will be communicated to registrants no later than two days before the program date.


Joe Sebastiani

Joe Sebastiani, a native of Kennett Square, PA is the Director of Land Stewardship for the Delaware Nature Society where he has worked since 1998. Sebastiani has a degree in Environmental Resource Management and Wildlife Science from Penn State, plus a master’s in education from West Chester University. Sebastiani is the e-bird Delaware data editor for Cornell Lab of Ornithology and is the past president of the Delaware Ornithological Society. His other professional jobs were with the Briar Bush Nature Center in Abington, PA and the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center in Grasonville, MD. Sebastiani has led natural history trips to Cuba, Trinidad, Costa Rica, Nebraska, the Great Smoky Mountains, and all around the mid-Atlantic and has studied birds for the last 35 years.