Three Rivers Birding Club Outings

Throughout the year, we have many outings to locations in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For a more comprehensive calendar of birding and other Western Pennsylvania natural history outings and outdoor activities of other groups, see the links at the bottom of this page under the heading of "Events Calendars".

If you are birding one of the areas listed below, download a PDF copy of the birding checklist provided and take it with you:

Outings are free and open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, contact the leader in advance to confirm whether the outing is on or canceled. Also, contact the leader with any questions about weather, driving directions, or trail conditions.

In the event of a late cancellation of or a change to any of our outings, please check the Three Rivers Birding Club Facebook page or the "What's New?" section of the Home page of this website for the latest information on outings, cancellations, and other events that could not make our newsletter's deadline.


3RBC Current Outings -- January 2020


    Saturday, January 25, 2020 — Frick Park — Dead of Winter Outing III


    Two Cardinals
    Meet leader Mike Fialkovich (412-731-3581) at 8:00 am at the parking lot at the bottom of the hill entering from Hutchinson Avenue. Note we will be meeting and walking in a different part of the park this year for a change. Hutchinson Avenue is off Braddock Avenue in Regent Square. We will walk the trails around the wetlands and adjacent areas searching for winter residents.
    As this is a winter outing, please monitor the club's website or Facebook in case there has to be a sudden cancellation due to inclement weather.


3RBC Current Outings -- February 2020


    Saturday, February 15, 2020 — Sewickley Heights Borough Park Eastern Bluebird

    Join Bob VanNewkirk (412-366-1694 or email him at van126@comcast.net) to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) at Sewickley Heights Borough Park. Meet at the upper parking lot to bird from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. There will be a pot luck luncheon afterwards at the Fern Hollow Nature Center. Birders who will be attending the luncheon are asked bring a food item to share.
    As this is a winter outing, please monitor the club's website or Facebook in case there has to be a sudden cancellation due to inclement weather.
    Directions to Sewickley Heights Borough Park are posted on the 3RBC 'Birding Locations' page (see side menu).


3RBC Current Outings -- March 2020


    Sunday, March 29, 2020 — Pymatuning State Park
    Pymatuning Waterfowl

    Meet leader Bob Van Newkirk (412-366-1694 or email van126@comcast.net) at 8:30 am for this outing. We will meet in the parking lot of the former site of the Pymatuning Wildlife Learning Center (Waterfowl Museum) which is located at 12590 Hartstown Rd Linesville, PA (41.635779, -80.436634).
    Lunch will be at Scooters by the Lake just on the Ohio side of the Causeway for those who wish to attend. Dress appropriately for the weather. This will be an all-day outing.
    As this is an early spring outing, please monitor the club's website or Facebook in case there has to be a sudden cancellation due to inclement weather.


    Wednesday, March 18, 2020 — Woodcock Walk American Woodcock

    The woodcock walks are back again this Spring! Meet leader Tom Byrnes (724-715-7184) at the Ladbrokes (now The Meadows) parking lot behind the Primanti Brothers restaurant off the Harmar exit 11 of Route 28. We will carpool and drive a short distance to a field in Harmar Township that has produced lots of American Woodcock in the past several years. Before going to the field, we will check the Great Blue Heron nest, which in previous years was an exciting find on this trip. Be prepared for a muddy walk and bring a flashlight. Meeting time will be 7:00 PM.



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Mission of 3RBC

To gather in friendship, to enjoy the wonders of nature and to share our passion for birds!

© Photo Credits:
Sherron Lynch, Tom Moeller, Brian Shema, and Chuck Tague