GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT
Location: Anywhere in the USA or Canada, even in your own backyard
Times: Usually Friday through Monday of USA Presidents' Day Weekend. A minute of 15 minutes of birding must be recorded.
Admission: Register and receive instruction on line. Free.
Sponsored by Audubon Society and the Cornell University Ornithology Laboratory, this event is open to anyone at any level of birding skill. Photographers and artists can also submit their work. More information.
Time: to be announced but just around dusk
On warming spring evenings after rainfall, amphibians like salamanders and frogs quite predictably cross River Road from forest uplands to the swamp just outside Headquarters in order to mate and breed. The park closes River Road on these evenings to allow the amphibians to safely cross. Join a ranger to watch the migration and identify the jaywalkers from River Road or the McDade Trail boardwalk over the swamp. This is a fine family outing. Meet outside Headquarters.
NOTE: River Road will be closed from Hialeah to Headquarters. Use Hollow and Hidden Lake Roads from Shawnee, or Rt. 209 to Fernwood Resort in Bushkill as altenate routes.
About amphibian migration.
DELAWARE RIVER SOJOURN
Location: all along the Delaware River
Time: about 10 days long in June
Admission: various fees for canoe rental, transportation, etc.
The Sojourn is an annual event begun in 1995, which combines canoeing, camping, and educational programs. It is sponsored by a public partnership of local organizations. The sojourn is held in June, American Rivers Month, to celebrate the diverse resources of the Delaware River and Delaware Valley.