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Explore – Bird Count on the Preserve CANCELLED

February 17, 2023 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am

A yellow-bellied sapsucker (woodpecker) resting on the trunk of a tree in winter time, snow on the ground.

Event has been cancelled due to weather. Please join us for one of these bird counts:

Saturday, February 18, ChesLen Preserve | Coatesville, PA
Monday, February 20, Hildacy Preserve | Media, PA

Join people from all over the world and head outdoors to count birds. The annual Great Backyard Bird Count depends on everyone—beginners to experts—to tally up the birds they spot, then scientists use the data to track the health of bird populations. Join Mike Niven, volunteer team leader for Natural Lands’ crew of volunteer bird surveyors, for a morning walk around Stroud. 

Connect and explore with Natural Lands. This is our ‘onsite’ program for the Great Backyard Bird Count; learn more about the Great Backyard Bird Count with our ‘online’ program. If you can’t make the online program – don’t worry, we will send you the recording before this walk.


Stroud Preserve
454 North Creek Road
West Chester , PA 19382


February 17, 2023
8:30am - 10:30am

Before you go:

  • Meet at the Kiosk at the parking lot. 
  • Birders of all backgrounds and experience levels are invited to join the walk. 
  • Please bring binoculars, and a water bottle to stay hydrated. 
  • Dress for the season. Trails are easy to moderate and may be rocky or wet at times. 
  • Please leave your four-legged friends at home. 

Help us all stay safe: 

  • If you are sick, please stay home.  
  • Masking is optional. The CDC recommends masking for those who are at high risk for getting very sick when COVID-19 Community Levels are at Medium and for everyone when COVID-19 Community Levels are at High. People may choose to mask at any time.

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As the challenges we face—a changing climate, loss of species diversity, and the next wave of sprawl—continue to grow, so must our commitment to address the planet’s most pressing conservation needs.

Together we can make a difference. Today. And forever.

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Event has been cancelled due to weather. Please join us for one of these bird walks:

Saturday, February 18, ChesLen Preserve | Coatesville, PA
Monday, February 20, Hildacy Preserve | Media, PA

Thank you to our sponsors!

Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants. Note that we cannot offer refunds of paid registrations or ticket purchases, but rest assured that your donation will help us in our work to save open space, care for nature, and connect people to the outdoors.

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