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Tony Croasdale: “Migration and Migrant Traps: Why Awbury Arboretum is Great for Birding”

October 11, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Speaker Series with Tony Croasdale “Migration and Migrant Traps: Why Awbury Arboretum is Great for Birding”

Tuesday, October 11th, 7:00-9:00pm

This lecture will be a crash course in bird migration and the ecology behind this phenomenon. This talk will focus on how the location and plants of Awbury Arboretum regularly attract interesting bird species to this urban oasis. Especially in Spring and Fall, certain spots in large cities provide spectacular bird watching that can often exceed rural locations. The presentation will expand to other migrant traps in Philly and the greater Philadelphia region to showcase other spots to observe bird migration. A goal of this talk will be to share information on how to borrow binoculars and field guides and how to access birding locations by public transportation. 

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 Awbury@awbury.org

 Tony Croasdale is a native Philadelphian who has been birding for 35+ years. He works as an ecologist and educator for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, hosts the Urban Wildlife Podcast, and is an Adjunct Professor of Plant Ecology at Temple University. Tony has performed Field Ornithology in Alaska, Arctic Canada, Peru, Brazil and locally. He holds a B.S. in Horticulture from Temple and a M.S. in Biology from St. Joseph’s.


October 11, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Francis Cope House
One Awbury Road
Philadelphia, PA 19138