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Birdering – A Field Guide to Birder Behavior in Philadelphia

September 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Speaker Series with George Armistead ” Birdering – A Field Guide to Birder Behavior in Philadelphia”

Tuesday, September 6th, 7:00-9:00pm

Perhaps the only thing more fascinating than birds are birders. Birders have a reputation, but a considered look shows that the hobby attracts all kinds, (even James Bond himself). We’ll take a look at the recent history of bird study in the area, examine voids where discoveries may still lurk, and look at resources for folks getting started.

Part of 2022: The Year of Birds at Awbury Arboretum

Cost: FREE; but registration required and capped at 30

Registration is required and limited to 30 people; please use the form below.  All participants must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask while in the Cope House.

Location: The Francis Cope House, 1 Awbury Road, Philadelphia 19138

Questions?  Please contact Nancy at npasquier@awbury.org.

George Armistead, a birder since the age of 9 years old, has a long history in connecting people with nature through guided trips and expedition travel. After 20 years of developing and guiding tours to dozens of countries across all seven continents, he formed Hillstar Nature with the goal of bringing together a team who can provide fulfilling and authentic wildlife experiences. George has authored two books on birds including Better Birding: Tips, Tools, and Concepts for the Field (2015, Princeton University Press) and The ABA Field Guide to the Birds of Pennsylvania (2016, Scott & Nix, Inc.). He received a masters degree in environmental studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and is an associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, and co-hosts Lifelist: A Birding Podcast. He’s an avid fan of Philadelphia sports teams and loves spending time at home, with his wife Kristin and their dog Sully.


September 6, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Francis Cope House
One Awbury Road
Philadelphia, PA 19138