Summer Birding for Beginners

June 2023

17jun9:00 AM11:00 AMSummer Birding for BeginnersHellam Hills Nature Preserve



Join us for a morning hike to seek out the visitors to our area! In the second in the series for beginning birders, we will explore the Hellam Hills Nature Preserve in York County. The Susquehanna Riverlands is home to many different summer birds, including the brilliant scarlet tanager and the elusive hooded warbler. Many different types of migratory songbirds and raptors call Hellam Hills home, whether for a day, a week, or for a season. Bring your binoculars – or simply your eyes and ears – and learn tips on how to accurately identify bird species, as well as what you can do to help preserve habitat for generations of birds and bird watchers to enjoy.

Your Presenter

Sarah Gotwols is a Lancaster County native with a passion for birding, and enthusiasm for educating the public on the importance of conservation and protection of our wild spaces. Sarah has spent countless hours on both land and water, observing and learning about bird behavior and local habitat, identifying avian species across local preserves, waterways, and beyond.

Where to Meet

Hellam Hills Nature Preserve parking area at the corner of Furnace and Tower Road

What to Expect

Recommended for ages 10+. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. This event will include a hike. No restrooms available onsite. Event will be held rain or shine, with cancellations for severe weather at the time of the event.

What to Bring

Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Bring drinking water and a snack. Bring your binoculars, if you have them.


Photo: Stephen Rannels of a hooded warbler


(Saturday) 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Hellam Hills Nature Preserve

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