Two Outings in One Week: May 15th & 18th

Ovenbird in Nick Liadis’ hand at banding in Hays Woods, 7 Sept 2022 (photo by Kate St. John)

6 May 2024

May Is The Month For Birds! Join me on two outings in the next two weeks.

Wed. 15 May, 8:00 to 10:30am: Hays Woods Bird Banding

Next week be one of only 5 visitors to Nick Liadis’ BirdLab banding station in Hays Woods. We may be very lucky. Last year Nick banded a Conneticutt warbler at Hays in May!

Here’s everything you need to know to join me on Wed 15 May at 8:00 am.

  • First come first served! Reserve your place by leaving a comment on the blog form below. I’ll confirm via email.
  • Bird Lab is a non-profit supported by donations and grants. There is a suggested donation of $25/person. Donate online at BirdLab’s GoFundMe here:
  • The banding station is in the heart of Hays Woods so it takes 20 minutes to walk to it. We’ll meet at the Hays Woods Agnew Trailhead at 8am.
  • Nick bands birds six days a week unless it’s raining or windy. There is no rain date so hope for good weather!

Read here about our experience last October.

Learn more about Bird Lab at

Sat. 18 May, 8:30 to 10:30am: Outing in Schenley Park

Birding in Schenley Park, 19 May 2019 (photo by Anne Marie Bosnyak)

Spring migration is really hopping so don’t miss an opportunity to get outdoors.

This month’s Schenley outing is on Saturday 18 May to avoid a conflict with the Komen More Than Pink Walk on Sunday.

Meet me at the Schenley Park Visitors Center (40.4383304,-79.9464765) on Saturday 18 May for a bird and nature walk, 8:30am to 10:30am. We’ll be there during the maximum weekend of the Second and Third Waves of warbler migration. If the weather is right we’ll see a lot of birds!

As always, dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them.

If the birding is good we’ll have the option to continue until 11:00a.

7 thoughts on “Two Outings in One Week: May 15th & 18th

  1. I did a “recon” to Hays Wood Agnew Rd. Trailhead. I do understand this area is in the early development stage. Is the “Trailhead” Meeting area where the yellow gate crosses the road, and a Port-a-john is set up?

    1. Denise, the trailhead meeting area is the gravel/mud parking lot that you describe. The link on “Hays Woods Agnew Trailhead” in the blog opens Google maps at the pin drop. ==> Are you planning on coming?

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