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The Friends of Valley Forge

Our mission is to advocate for Valley Forge National Historical Park, to enhance the visitor experience and to promote public appreciation of the Park’s historic, environmental and recreational resources.


Bird Walks in Valley Forge

Tuesday, July 28 7:30 am 1.5 mile walk, 2 hrs (approx.)
Bird Walks in VF

Join Mary Ellen and Tom Heisey, avid local birders and members of the Friends for a fascinating and fun bird walk on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Walk is intended for birders of all levels, so feel free to attend, even if you have never been on a bird walk. No worries if you do not have binoculars. Walk, enjoy the outdoors and learn to identify birds by ear.

During this 2 hour walk, you will hear or see about 30 species in 3 habitats of meadow, edge and woods. In July, all of the Neotropical migrants are here for the summer. Some of the most popular sightings include the Baltimore Oriole, Orchard Oriole, Eastern Kingbird, Indigo Bunting and Scarlet Tanager to mention a few.


Walk: Mostly paved trail but includes sections of short gravel and mowed grass. Good walking shoes recommended.

What to Bring: Binoculars and a hat. Bug spray and sun protection optional.

Where to Meet: Artillery Park Parking lot on East Inner Line Drive at 7:30 am. Near-by restrooms and water fountain available (May through September).

June Sightings: Participants spotted 40 species of birds and got some good looks at a variety of butterfly species. A highlight of the June 23 bird walk included viewing Eastern Kingbirds feeding their chicks in a nest.


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