We believe an especially large number of bird species are attracted to the Willistown area because of our critical mass of preserved open land and the collective efforts of residents in our community who manage their land in an environmentally sensitive way. This approach emphasizes planting of trees, shrubs, and plants native to the mid-Atlantic; sustainable agriculture practices; converting lawns and fields to native meadows and wildflowers with reduced mowing; and reduced use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
Our bird banding and monitoring programs document species activity in more detail, but the simple checklist linked below provides a quick look at what's been seen over time.
If you see a bird in our program area that's not already checked off on our list, you can help us document species sightings by clicking on the button below or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to tell us where and when you saw the bird. Or just come back and visit this page throughout the year to see which species are enjoying the greater Willistown countryside.
eBird is among the world’s largest biodiversity-related science projects, with more than 100 million bird sightings contributed annually by eBirders around the world and an average participation growth rate of approximately 20% year over year. A collaborative enterprise with hundreds of partner organizations, thousands of regional experts, and hundreds of thousands of users, eBird is managed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.