DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
Enjoy this hike through a refuge that protects a variety of habitats for birds in the highly urbanized landscape of greater Philadelphia. Bring binoculars if you have them, and see how many of the 80 nesting species you can count.
Due to concerns about the Coronavirus, carpooling is not recommended.
WHERE: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Visitors Center
EXACT COORDINATES: 39.892310, -75.257136
NEAREST ADDRESS: 8601 Lindbergh Blvd Philadelphia, Pa
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Visitors Center 8601 Lindbergh Blvd Philadelphia, Pa
Take I-95 North towards Philadelphia, take Exit 10 (on to Rt. 291). (This exit is before the airport.) At the first light, turn left onto Bartram Ave. At the fifth light, turn left onto 84th St. At the second light, turn left onto Lindbergh Blvd
The refuge protects a variety of habitats for birds in the highly urbanized landscape of greater Philadelphia. It has been designated as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. While most of the 300 plus avian species identified at the refuge utilize it as a migratory stopover, more than 80 species have been recorded nesting on the refuge over the years.