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 of Frick Park with you and if you are birding Shenango Reservoir, download the Shenango Bird Checklist.

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 2018

    Saturday, January 27 - Frick Park

    Dead of Winter Walk in Frick Park

    Two Cardinals

    Feeling stuck indoors due to winter's chill? Then bundle up and get out and join Mike Fialkovich (412-731-3581) for a winter walk at Frick Park to search for the season's resident birds. Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers spend the winter in the park so we'll search for them and we'll enjoy all the other birds we can find. Energetic chickadees are sure to raise your spirits. Meet at the Frick Environmental Center at 8 am.

3RBC Current Outings — February 2018

    Saturday, February 17 - Sewickley Heights Borough Park GBBC Birders

    This outing is to participate in Great Backyard Bird Count at Sewickley Heights Borough Park. We will meet at the Sewickley Heights Park parking lot at 9:00 am for this 3 hour bird walk. Following the outing there will be a pot luck luncheon at the Fern Hollow Nature Center. Bring something to share with the group if you plan to attend the luncheon. Directions to Sewickley Heights Park are posted on the 3RBC website. For further information contact Bob Van Newkirk (412-366-1694 or email him

3RBC Current Outings — March 2018

    Saturday, March 24 - Pymatuning State Park Waterfowl at Harttown

    Meet leader Bob Van Newkirk (412-366-1694 or email at 8:30 am for this all-day 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 arrangements will be made at the Spillway Inn for those who wish to dine there with the group. Dress appropriately for the weather.

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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, Brian Shema, Chuck Tague