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:

Below is a general statement that will be followed for all our outings. Also, the leader may have specific requirements that are stated in the outing description:

"It is our intention to follow the CDC and local county guidelines that are in place during the fall. We request that social distancing still be observed and encourage people not to share equipment. The leader may have other restrictions in place and can end a walk if an uncomfortable situation arises."

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 "Items of Interest" 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 --- June 2022

    Picnic Luncheon

    Saturday, June 11, 2022 - Picnic at Harrison Hills Park
    We will hold our 3RCB picnic this year at Harrison Hills Park on Saturday, June 11th. This will be a bring your own lunch picnic starting at 12:00 PM at the Yakaon pavilion. The pavilion is located across from the environmental center. As you enter the park stay left and then turn left at the first intersection and go up the hill to the large parking lot.

    Prior to the picnic we will be having a bird walk starting at 9:00AM. The walk will start at the Rachel Carson parking lot near the pond. As you enter the park, bear right and proceed to the parking lot at the end of the road.

    Wood Thrush

    Saturday, June 18, 2022 - Ohiopyle State Park, Fayette County
    Mike Fialkovich will lead our annual trip to the Laurel Mountains for breeding birds after a two-year gap! This year we will visit Ohiopyle State Park once again. The mountain forests and Youghiogheny River Gorge are home to a wide variety of nesting species such as warblers, Wood Thrushes, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Cliff Swallows and more. Pack a lunch. We will eat at a forested picnic area so we can have our lunches with the forest birds near a relaxing stream. If the group wishes we can continue birding a bit after lunch.

    We will meet at the Dairy Queen at the Donegal Exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike at 7:00 am. From the exit turn left onto RT. 31 East and the Dairy Queen is a short distance on the left. Across the road are gas stations and a McDonalds if you need a restroom or something to eat. From there it's a twenty-mile drive to the park. You can also meet the group at the Ferncliff Peninsula parking lot at the park around 7:30 which will be our starting point.

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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