Avian Adventures with Aaron | May

At this point of the year, many of our beloved migrant songbirds have passed through our region, determined to reach their breeding grounds and find a mate. And so, while most of the thrushes, warblers, and flycatchers are far beyond the limitations of binoculars, there are still many species that will make their nests right here in Willistown. Join us at Ashbridge Preserve as we search for local breeding birds such as the Baltimore Oriole, Gray Catbird, and Red-eyed Vireo who will guide us through forest and meadow with song in the proclamation of their nest and home.

Note: this adventure will include a stepping-stone stream crossing pictured below.


About Aaron Coolman | Motus Technician and Avian Migration Ecologist

As his title suggests, Aaron wears a lot of hats. With a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Ohio State University, experience in residential garden design, former work as a USFWS Biotechnician, and history as a volunteer for the Maryland DNR Heritage Program, Aaron is a perfect fit at our organization and has been working with WCT since 2022. A nature enthusiast, Aaron spends much of his free time birding, gardening, volunteering for various conservation groups, and photographing…you guessed it…nature!


May 27 2023


7:30 am - 9:30 am




Ashbridge Preserve
E. Strasburg Road, West Chester, PA


Willistown Conservation Trust