Enjoy spectacular birding at this Important Bird Area preserve!

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Sharp’s Woods Preserve

Byrd Drive (between 1413 and 1435)
Berwyn, PA 19312
Mike Coll, Preserve Manager

Entrance: 3/10 mile northeast of Route 252 on Byrd Drive

The 27-acre Sharp’s Woods Preserve is an island of nature surrounded by the suburban development of Easttown Township. The headwaters of the Darby Creek run through the woods, surrounded by a mix of meadows and marshlands.


trails 0.7 miles of unpaved trails ranging from easy to moderate
Birds Birds include American Robin, Carolina Chickadee, and both Downy and Hairy Woodpecker. Part of the Upper Ridley/Crum “Important Bird Area” (a National Audubon Society designation).
Animals Animals include northern redback salamander, painted turtle, and red fox
Grasslands Trail edges and narrow meadows are filled with autumn-blooming wildflowers such as great lobelia, goldenrod, and various asters
Woodlands Woodlands dominated by red maple, ash, and black willow
Wetlands and streams Headwaters of Darby Creek run through the property, which also contains herbaceous wetlands dominated by skunk-cabbage, green-headed coneflower, and cat-tail