Great Backyard Bird Count in Tacony Creek Park: 24 species!

TTF Watershed
Feb 21, 2021


Bird lovers young and older joined us on Saturday, February 13 to participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count!

Two groups gathered at Tacony Creek Park for an early and mid-morning walk at the I Street & Ramona Avenue Gateway, then walked and counted birds all the way up to the turtle mural on the trail.

In total, we saw 24 different species of birds!

Bald Eagle, Blue Jay, Brown Creeper, Canada Goose, Carolina Wren, Common Merganser, Dark-eyed Junco, Downy Woodpecker, European Starling, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Gull, House Sparrow, Mallard, Mourning Dove, Northern Cardinal, Northern Flicker, Northern Mockingbird, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Song Sparrow, Tufted Titmouse, Turkey Vulture, White-breasted Nuthatch, White-throated Sparrow.

We want to thank the neighbors, friends, families and students who joined us on the walk to help us find and count birds – we couldn’t have counted without you! A special shout-out to Olivia Jones, Assistant Principal and David White, teacher from John Marshall School for joining  and bringing students along.

We’re proud to be part of this worldwide effort! Enjoy this special video Thank You & Update from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Click Here to view photos of the walk. We hope you’ll join us for an online program about #BlackBirdersWeek on Wednesday, February 24, hosted with our partner, Natural Lands and featuring Tykee James.

See our calendar for other events across our watershed. Interested in partnering with us on a program? Contact or call 215-744-1853.

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