Throughout the year, New Hope Audubon Society hosts bird outings. These are held on Wednesdays, Saturdays, or Sundays and are listed in our website and on social media. Depending on the time of year, we meet at 7:00 or 7:30 at the walk location. Visit our calendar for details. Our outings are designed to accommodate individuals or families or small groups, and anyone from beginning birders to more advanced birders. Some outing sites will be handicap accessible; others may be over rougher terrain, narrow trails, or less accessible gravel paths. Please see the individual event descriptions in our calendar for accessibility information. Our bird outing leaders are experienced, knowing when and where to find the birds. And they are very good at teaching how to see them and how to learn about them. Moreover, many people find our bird outings are not only a fun and exciting time but are a wonderful social event, bringing together a diverse group with a common interest. We usually go to a local site and spend two or three hours before returning. We encourage people to bring a snack and water and to dress appropriately in long pants and sturdy shoes. The outings are weather dependent and we post on social media if possible where we are going and any constraints. The one certainty, the more often you get out to see nature, the more likely you will witness an incredible and unique sight. Come join us.
Walks usually last 2-3 hours. No reservations or sign-up needed. If there is a large turnout for any particular walk, we may split into two groups. Attendees must be vaccinated; 12 years old or younger must be masked. We also ask that everyone use social distancing. We will meet directly at the walk site (not Eastgate or Oak Creek Village as in the past). We do recommend car pooling for families or friend pods. New birders and birders of all skill levels are welcome. Please wear long pants, socks, and sturdy shoes (ticks and chiggers may be present). Sun and bug protection are also recommended. Bring snacks and water if you like. Heavy rain will result in cancellation.