December 19, 2006

Fairmount Park Important Bird Area. Keith Russell, Audubon PA’s on-site ornithologist and outreach coordinator, describes why the East Reservoir and Fairmount Park in Philadelphia are important bird habitats. The Park was named as one of Pennsylvania’s Important Bird Areas in 2005.

Tim Schaeffer, Executive Director of Audubon PA, outlines the potential of Fairmount Park as an exciting focus for a variety of environmental education activities in the community, the city and the region.

Joe Schultz, of the Philadelphia Water Department, briefed the group on the history of the reservoir and current activities undertaken there.

Audubon PA

Fairmount Park Important Bird Area Background

Philadelphia Water Department