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.

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.

Birding Opportunitiess — December 2017

    Saturday, December 16, 2017 - Winter Bird Count for Kids

    Join Naturalists and bird enthusiasts at the Brookline Memorial Recreation Center for our Winter Bird Count for Kids (PDF). Come learn to use binoculars, identify common winter birds, and collect data to help with bird conservation efforts. We will meet Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 8:00 - 11:00 am.
    We'll start with a short lesson about the birds we are likely to see before heading out into the park on a birding hike. Dress warmly and bring binoculars if you have them. After the hike, we will come back inside to tally our birds, play some games, and warm up with some hot chocolate and snacks.
    This is a free program for kids ages 10 and up. Parents are encouraged to attend.
    There is limited space in this program! Participants are required to register by Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
    Contact Erica McGrath at or by calling 412.571.3222

    Saturday, December 30 - Pittsburgh Christmas Bird Counts

    The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania hosts the Pittsburgh Christmas Bird Count (CBC) annually. This year it will held on Saturday, December 30. If you know where you would like to participate, please contact one of the area leaders listed below for instructions on where to meet, or if you prefer to watch your bird feeders, let the leader know of your participation, and he/she can send you the appropriate materials:
    • Fox Chapel - Brian Shema, 412-963-6100;
    • Franklin Park/Ohio Twp. (N) - Stacey Widenhofer, 412-741-7536;
    • Hampton Twp. - Brady Porter, 412-337-7397
    • Indiana Twp. - Steve Gosser, 412-855-5220;
    • Kilbuck Twp. and Ohio Twp. (S) - Paul Brown, 412-963-1979;
    • North Park - Sheree Daugherty, 412-322-5371;
    • Oakmont and Harmar Twp. - David Yeany, 814-221-4361;
    • O'Hara Twp. - Steve Thomas, 412-782-4696;
    • Penn Hills and Verona - Mike Smith, 412-526-8360;
    • Frick and Highland Parks - Mark VanderVen, 425-273-1786;
    • Pittsburgh (rest of city) - Mike Fialkovich, 412-731-3581;
    • Ross and McCandless Twps. - Bob Machesney, 412-366-7869;
    • Shaler Twp. - Joyce Hoffmann, 412-487-0921;

    Check the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania website near the count date in case an area leader changes.

    Other Christmas Bird Counts in the Pittsburgh area include the following:
    • South Hills, December 16 - Nancy Page, 412-221-4795;
    • Buffalo Creek Valley, December 16 - George Reese, 724-353- 9649;
    • Buffalo Creek (Washington County), December 17 - Larry Helgerman,
    • South Butler, January 6 - Chris Kubiak, 412-963-6100;

    A list of all Pennsylvania CBC dates and contacts will be available in the December issue of the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology newsletter, the PSO Pileated.

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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