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Birding at Morris Arboretum

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, 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

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 www.johnjames.audubon.org »

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

All About Birds: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology


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Alerts & Updates

The Garden Railway and Compton Café will be closed today (Thursday, June 23) due to the weather.

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

Please note: The Rose Garden is closed for maintenance every Thursday morning until noon.

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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