PHOENIXVILLE PA – Visitors to Black Rock Sanctuary can spend a Saturday morning with feathered friends later this month.

A free morning bird walk to explore the meadows and forested areas of the park, 953 Black Rock Rd. (about 1-1/2 miles north of the borough on Route 113), will be held March 21 (2009; Saturday) from 8-10 a.m. Instructor Vincent Smith, a naturalist and experienced birder in Valley Forge, will lead the expedition to learn about birds that regularly inhabit Black Rock’s natural areas, as well as those who just stop-by for a winter visit.

Participants can learn some techniques used to identify birds, such as birding by color, shape, song, and habitat. The program is open to beginners. Register by calling 610-469-1916 or download the available form.

A similar program will be held April 4 (2009).