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Wildlife & Birding

A red-tailed hawk sits on top of a tree branch with green leaves.
Wildlife & 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 wildlife and birds year-round. There are resident birds, as well as migrating raptors and warblers to see. Additionally, Tree Top Canopy Walk 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 

Wildlife and Bird Checklists 

Check for the most common wildlife sightings on iNaturalist Add your sightings. 
Check for the most common bird sightings on eBird Hotspot Add your sightings. 
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