Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Birding at Morris Arboretum


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 »

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

All About Birds: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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Visitor Resources




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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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Weather Alerts

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.