Birding Walks

Join us every Wednesday as we document the birds using habitat in our parks throughout the year. Extra binoculars are available. Some experience with birding will help, but is not necessary. Each bird walk will last approximately 1.5-2 hrs. The full schedule with locations and times are below.

We rotate through 4 different parks each month, with a special visit to a different park if there is a 5th Wednesday. The data we collect is entered into eBird and will be publicly available to scientists, birders, and park users. These parks are birding hotspots on eBird – follow the links below to learn more!

Check out the slideshow below for the great photos of birds that Park Steward Cam Mannino has seen – mostly at Bear Creek Nature Park!

Bird Walks

January 2023

EventLocationDateTime
Bird WalkBear Creek Nature ParkJan 48:30 am
Bird WalkCranberry Lake ParkJan 118:30 am
Bird WalkWatershed Ridge ParkJan 188:30 am
Bird WalkDraper Twin Lake ParkJan 258:30 am

February 2023

EventLocationDateTime
Bird WalkBear Creek Nature ParkFeb 18:30 am
Bird WalkCranberry Lake ParkFeb 88:30 am
Bird WalkWatershed Ridge ParkFeb 158:30 am
Bird WalkStony Creek Ravine Nature ParkFeb 228:30 am

March 2023

EventLocationDateTime
Bird WalkBear Creek Nature ParkMar 18:30 am
Bird WalkCranberry Lake ParkMar 88:30 am
Bird WalkWatershed Ridge ParkMar 158:30 am
Bird WalkStony Creek Ravine Nature ParkMar 228:30 am
Bird WalkCharles Ilsley ParkMar 298:30 am

April 2023

EventLocationDateTime
Bird WalkBear Creek Nature ParkApr 58:30 am
Bird WalkCranberry Lake ParkApr 128:30 am
Bird WalkWatershed Ridge ParkApr 198:30 am
Bird WalkStony Creek Ravine Nature ParkApr 268:30 am

May 2023

EventLocationDateTime
Bird WalkBear Creek Nature ParkMay 38:30 am
Bird WalkCranberry Lake ParkMay 108:30 am
Bird WalkWatershed Ridge ParkMay 178:30 am
Bird WalkStony Creek Ravine Nature ParkMay 248:30 am
Bird WalkCharles Ilsley ParkMay 318:30 am

20 thoughts on “Birding Walks

    • Hi Pat! The bird walks take a break between Thanksgiving and the New Year. They will start again in 2022 on the first Wednesday of January. On January 5 we’ll be at Bear Creek Nature Park at 8:30 am. The schedule on the website will be updated in December.

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    • Hi Joe – We take a break in December each year, but we will start up again the second Wednesday of January 2020 at Cranberry Lake Park, 8:30 am (the first Wednesday is New Year’s Day, so no walk that day).

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