BCDC field trips provide opportunity to explore different locations, see (and hear) resident and migratory birds, and meet great people!

Upcoming Field Trips

April 2024

Spring Bird Walk at Tyler Arboretum

Spring Bird Walk at Tyler Arboretum

April 20, 2024    
8:00 am - 10:00 am
The Birding Club of Delaware County (BCDC) is pleased to partner with Tyler Arboretum in hosting a free Spring Bird Walk. Tyler Arboretum is designated [...]
Beverly Hills Recreation Area (Garrett Rd. entrance) Bird Walk

Beverly Hills Recreation Area (Garrett Rd. entrance) Bird Walk

April 21, 2024    
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Join us in Upper Darby at the Beverly Recreation Area, where we will look for all of the colorful warblers that grace us in the [...]
Day Trip to Cape May

Day Trip to Cape May

April 27, 2024    
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Join us in Cape May!  We will meet at The Garrett Family Preserve Garrett Family Preserve at Cape Island Creek - Google Maps at 8:30AM [...]

May 2024

Haverford College Bird Walk

Haverford College Bird Walk

May 5, 2024    
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Join BCDC for a bird walk at Haverford College, where we will be looking for spring migrants and more.  Leader: Sheryl Johnson. Photo by Bill [...]
Bombay Hook NWR Day Trip

Bombay Hook NWR Day Trip

May 11, 2024    
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
It's spring, and that means it's time for ALL THE BIRDS!  Join us as we drive the 8-mile auto loop, stopping frequently to scan for [...]
Naylors Run Park Bird Walk

Naylors Run Park Bird Walk

May 19, 2024    
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Join us at Naylors Run Park, where we'll be looking for warblers, orioles and more. Use the entrance off Garrett Road and meet in the [...]

June 2024

Summer Bird Walk at Tyler Arboretum

Summer Bird Walk at Tyler Arboretum

June 15, 2024    
8:00 am - 10:00 am
The Birding Club of Delaware County (BCDC) is pleased to partner with Tyler Arboretum in hosting a free Summer Bird Walk. Tyler Arboretum is designated [...]
Day Trip to Ocean City Welcome Center

Day Trip to Ocean City Welcome Center

June 15, 2024    
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us at the Ocean City Welcome Center to view the spectacular nesting shore birds at the rookery!  This is a trip you don't want [...]
Arlington Cemetery (Drexel Hill) Bird Walk

Arlington Cemetery (Drexel Hill) Bird Walk

June 16, 2024    
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Join us for this unique bird walk at Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill.  Meet/park at Toppitzer Funeral Home (2900 State Road) at 8 am.  Leaders: [...]

Additional Information

Field Trip Tips and Guidelines:

  • Please arrive promptly. Allow time to park and walk to meet the leader.
  • Field trips take place outdoors, in various conditions and terrain.
  • Be prepared to walk on uneven surfaces, potentially rough and muddy.
  • Dress for seasonal weather, wear sturdy footwear. Waterproof boots may be needed in some locations.
  • Bring hat, sunscreen, and bug repellent as desired.
  • Binoculars are essential, as trip leaders do not have extras to share. Spotting scopes are handy in some outings.
  • Restrooms are often not available.
  • For long trips, bring a full water bottle, trail snack or food, and ample gas if caravanning.

BCDC follows the ABA Birding Code of Ethics, to practice and promote respectful, enjoyable, and thoughtful birding for people and wildlife.

Health and Safety:
BCDC prioritizes the health and safety of people and wildlife communities. Help us all stay safe, and follow guidelines for BCDC field trips, programs, and activities. Participants are responsible for their own well-being during all activities; be aware of your capabilities.

  • If you or a family member are sick, please stay home.
  • Masking is optional. Participants may choose to mask at any time. Everyone should respect personal decisions regarding mask-wearing.

PARTICIPANT RELEASE: Participation in a BCDC field trip or event signifies that you agree not to hold the Birding Club of Delaware County or any of its agents responsible for any accidents, losses, damages, or injuries resulting from participation in the field trip or program. Participation in BCDC activities is entirely at your own risk.