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 "Event Calendars".

If you are birding Frick Park, take a copy of the Checklist of Birds for Frick Park with you and if you are birding Shenango Reservoir, download the Shenango Bird Checklist.

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.




3RBC Current Outings — September 2017


    Friday September 1 - Sewickley Heights Park

    In collaboration with the Fern Hollow Nature Center, Sheree Daugherty (shereedaugherty@gmail.com) will lead this bird walk at Sewickley Heights Borough Park. The walks begin at 8:00 AM starting from the upper parking lot. Directions to the park can be found on the 3RBC's website (http://www.3rbc.org). Birders should be prepared for muddy trails. It is also advisable to bring water and a lunch. Besides birding in the park we will drive and make stops along Little Sewickley Creek.



    Sunday September 3 - Harrison Hills

    Meet leader Jim Valimont (412-828-5338) at 8:00 AM at this county park off Freeport Road between Natrona Heights and Freeport. We will be meeting at the Rachel arson parking lot near the pond. Please note this is not the soccer field parking lot. As you enter the park, bear right and proceed to the parking lot at the end of the road. Dress for wet grass and mud. Previous fall outings have produced a nice variety of fall migrants, including warblers, and vireos.



    Friday September 8 - Sewickley Heights Park

    In collaboration with the Fern Hollow Nature Center, Bob VanNewkirk (412-366-1694 or email at van126@comcast.net) will lead this bird walk at Sewickley Heights Borough Park. The walks begin at 8:00 AM starting from the upper parking lot. Directions to the park can be found on the 3RBC's website (http://www.3rbc.org). Birders should be prepared for muddy trails. It is also advisable to bring water and a lunch. Besides birding in the park we will drive and make stops along Little Sewickley Creek.



    Saturday September 16 - Deer Lakes Regional Park

    Todd Hooe and Oliver Lindhiem will lead this outing focusing on fall migrants (warblers, flycatchers, vireos, etc.) at this under-birded park. The outing will begin at 7:30 AM and run until about 11:30AM. We will meet at the lot at these GPS coordinates: 40.618722, -79.815371. From Creighton-Russelton Road, enter the park (Kurn Road), drive by two ponds on the right, then make a right turn and proceed to the last parking lot. We will hike approximately 4 miles during this outing. Although the trails are pretty well maintained, please dress for possible wet grass, mud and rainfall.



    Sunday September 17 - Presque Isle State Park

    Join Bob VanNewkirk (412-366-1694 or email at van126@comcast.net) at one of the state's prime locations for seeing fall migrants. Meet at 8:30 AM in the first parking lot (Vista 1) on the right as you enter the park. The park is at the north end of Route 832 just west of the city of Erie. Bring a lunch.



3RBC Current Outings — October 2017


    Saturday October 7 - Dead Man's Hollow

    We will meet David Yeany (814-221-4361) at 8:00 AM for a return trip to the Allegheny Land Trust's Dead Man's Hollow which is south of Port Vue in Liberty Borough. NOTE: This year we will be starting at a different location at the Scene Ridge Rd Parking area. Directions: Go south on Liberty Way out of Port Vue then turn left at Scene Ridge Road, go past Douglas Way and at the next intersection (River Ridge Road comes in from the north) turn left and travel to the end of the road to the parking area. If while on Scene Ridge Rd you get to Jeffery / Overlook Drive you went too far.

    David will take us along the Cool Spirit Trail down to main hollow through mixed oak forest, small stream crossings. A steep trail back to top will complete loop. GPS coordinates to the parking area:40.320616, -79.857135

    Here is a trail map of the Allegheny Land Trust's Dead Man's Hollow: http://alleghenylandtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2017-DMH-Trial-Map-UPDATES.jpg



    Sunday October 8 - Frick Park - Environmental Center

    Jack and Sue Solomon (412) 521-3365 will lead this walk in Frick Park, starting at 8:00 AM. We will meet at the newly rebuilt Frick Environmental Center located at 2005 Beechwood Blvd, in Squirrel Hill, 15217. Frick can be an excellent migrant trap and, as usual, we're hoping for lots of fall warblers.



    Sunday October 8 - Pymatuning Area

    Meet leader Bob VanNewkirk (412-366-1694 or email at van126@comcast.net) at 8:00 AM at the former site of the Pymatuning Wildlife Learning Center (Waterfowl Museum), 12590 Hartstown Rd Linesville, PA (41.635779, -80.436634) for this all day outing. Plenty of waterfowl, lots of Bald Eagles, migrant songbirds should be around for this trip. Dress appropriately for the weather. Arrangements will be made to have lunch at the Spillway Inn for those who are interested.



    Sunday October 22 - Moraine State Park - Picnic

    Mark your calendar for the annual 3RBC picnic and bird walk. We will meet in the Moraine State Park day use area (south shore) in the first parking lot on the right at 8:30 AM. After the morning outing, we will have the pot-luck picnic at one of the park pavilions near the McDaniel's boat launch. Please bring a dish that will serve 4-6 people to share. Directions to the day use area: From I-79, take route 422 east toward Butler and exit at the Moraine State Park exit. At the end of the ramp, turn left and go straight into the park until you see the first major parking area on your right. Allow one hour driving from Pittsburgh.



3RBC Current Outings — November 2017


    Saturday, November 4 - Yellow Creek

    This outing will be a joint outing of the 3RBC and the Todd Bird Club. Meet Margaret Higbee (724-354-3493) at the park office at 8:00 AM. The park office is located on Route 259 just off Route 422 east of Indiana. Allow an hour and a half to drive from Pittsburgh. Yellow Creek State Park has been the prime outing location for the Todd Bird Club since the club was created. The park has a wide variety of habitats and a large lake that attracts a wide variety of waterbirds and sometimes exciting rarities.



    Sunday, November 19 - Moraine State Park

    We will gather at the Moraine State Park day use area (south shore) in the first parking lot on the right at 8:00 AM. This will be a leaderless outing. From I-79, take route 422 east toward Butler and exit at the Moraine State Park exit. When you reach the end of the ramp turn left and travel straight into the park until you see the first major parking area on your right. Water fowl and late fall migrants make this outing a highlight of the season. Allow one hour driving from Pittsburgh.







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Mission of 3RBC

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

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