Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Birding at Morris Arboretum

Birding

Morris Arboretum’s natural areas include wetlands, meadows, and the woodlands along the Wissahickon Creek. These areas provide a great habitat for a wide variety of birds year-round. There are resident birds, as well as migrating raptors and warblers to see. Additionally, Out on a Limb gives you a chance to look for birds on the tree canopy: a great vantage point for viewing birds at treetop level.


Birds Seen at Morris Arboretum

Photos by Susan Marshall

Bird Checklists

Seasonal Birds at Morris Arboretum List compiled by Ruth Pfeffer
Birds of the East Coast


Self-Guided Tour

Take a self-guided tour of the wetlands where many notable birds have been sighted. Get the Guide »


Trips, Classes, and Events

There are a number of bird watching classes that appeal to beginners and experts alike, offered through our Education department.
See our current offerings »


Additional Resources

John James Audubon Center

For more birding trip and events in the greater Philadelphia region, visit www.johnjames.audubon.org »

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

All About Birds: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology


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Know Before You Go

For the safety of our visitors and to preserve the structural integrity of our tree collection, climbing or sitting on the limbs of trees is not permitted. Thank you!


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Construction Notice:

Parking Lot Closed September 21, 22 and 23.

Morris Arboretum’s parking lot is being repaved September 21, 22 and 23. Our parking lot is a demonstration lot for its sustainability. Installed 25 years ago as one of the first of its kind, the parking lot has filtered into the earth about 31,863,304 gallons of precipitation from the Wissahickon watershed. But the time has come for it to be renewed.

The entire parking lot will be closed September 21, 22 and 23. Auxiliary parking will be available at the bottom of the hill (near the kiosk) and shuttle service will be provided to the top of the hill. ADA access will be limited. No buses will be permitted beyond the kiosk.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are committed to keeping our parking lot sustainable and our visitors safe. Thanks for your patience.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.

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