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Birding by Ear for Beginners

Join park naturalist, Rob Bergstresser, as we learn to identify and locate the common breeding birds of Beltzville State Park, by their songs and calls. We’ll head out on an easy-to-moderately difficult 2-mile hike on the beautiful Sawmill Trail, where participants will learn the common methods, tips, and tricks for identifying the most common birds by ear, and understand why it can be challenging, but a lot of fun. Please wear sturdy walking/hiking shoes. Participants should bring water, and insect repellent if needed. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own binoculars, but a very limited amount are available for loan during the program.

We will be meeting at the Sawmill Run Trailhead off of Old Mill Road.

Directions from Beltzville State Park:

Turn left out Park main entrance. Proceed past Army Corps of Engineers building & go approximately 1 mile. Look for a Big Creek Grange sign on left. Turn LEFT onto Grange Road. At bottom of hill, turn left onto Old Mill Road. You will pass 3 houses on left. After last house, turn left into Sawmill Run Parking lot.

Registration is REQUIRED as group size is limited. Please register each individual attending, separately.

***PLEASE NOTE*** Masks/face coverings MUST be worn if you are unvaccinated. Vaccinated visitors are not required to wear masks outdoors, but ALL participants are expected to follow social distancing guidelines at all times. Participants should bring their own hand sanitizer.

Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 9:00am to 10:30am

Beltzville State Park
2950 Pohopoco Dr., Lehighton, PA 18235-8905


State Parks


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Hiking and Walking, Wildlife Watching/Birding





Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation
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Sawmill Run Trailhead off of Old Mill Road

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