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NJ Audubon’s World Series of Birding

May 11
NJ United States

NJ Audubon's World Series of Birding is one of the world's largest and most prestigious birding competitions.  It allows birders and sponsors an interactive way to raise money for conservation. What could be better than finding the most species in 24hrs while raising money to protect them - it IS the Cannonball Run of birding. Learn more HERE 

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World Series of Birding: Scherman Hoffman Barkley Family Big Stay

May 11
Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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Once again Scherman-Hoffman will field teams for the World Series of Birding, the Big Stay and the Century Run (see below.) We invite you to join us for the day or collect pledges to help support the conservation, education, and research goals of NJ Audubon. For more information please visit www.worldseriesofbirding.org, call 908-396-6386, or stop by the sanctuary.

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5:30 am

Sandy Hook Century Run (World Series of Birding)

May 11 @ 5:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sandy Hook Sandy Hook
Middletown, NJ United States
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Join Scott Barnes and associate naturalists Linda Mack, & Carole Hughes for a full day’s birding at Sandy Hook. The hook is one of the best migrant traps in the state, and should produce a wide range of thrushes, vireos, flycatchers, and warblers; we’ll spend the entire day exploring Sandy Hook’s wide range of habitats and birds. After landbirding slows down, we’ll search for waterfowl, herons, egrets, shorebirds, and raptors. Be prepared for extensive walking including on soft sand. Sandy Hook, parking area B near the restrooms Leaders: Scott Barnes, Linda Mack, & Carole Hughes Participants are expected to pledge a minimum of $1 per species; we normally record 120+ species for the day. For more information or to register, please contact Scott Barnes at scott.barnes@njaudubon.org

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6:00 am

Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR Century Run (World Series of Birding)

May 11 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Forsythe 800 Great Creek Road, Oceanville, Forsythe NWR NJ United States + Google Map

Easy birding around the dikes at one of the state’s best birding locations. The woods and wetlands of “Brig” make this an excellent spot to strive for 100+ species on the World Series, including a variety of waterfowl, wading birds, rails, shorebirds, raptors, and songbirds. The day will culminative with a dusk look/listen for Chuck-wills-widow, Eastern Whip-poor-will, and other nocturnal species. Leaders: Pete Bacinski and Mike Mandracchia Come join us at (Brig) NWR at 6:00 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. To join us for the day a donation of $100 or more per person going to NJ Audubon’s All Things Birds Program is required.

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8:00 am

NJ Audubon’s World Series of Birding

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Rd
Cranbury, NJ 08512 United States
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Be part of a team competing to sight the most bird species in one full day, and help raise funds to support the Plainsboro Preserve. Our Purple Martin Teams goes out Dawn to Dusk in Central Jersey; the Loon-atics stay at the Preserve from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M., and the Early Birders Youth Team goes out from 8:00 A.M. until noon. Call for information about joining local teams, and register early. See www.njaudubon.org for more information. FREE

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Morning Walks at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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Enjoy a quiet morning here at the Sanctuary walking the trails with an NJ Audubon staff and/or associate naturalist. These walks are informal and informative: birds, trees, tracks, wildflowers, reptiles, and amphibians are a few of nature’s wonders waiting for us to discover. The walks are cancelled if there is heavy snow, rain, or weather warnings. FREE

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9:00 am

Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery: Genuine Character: Scott Gilbert’s Images of Avian Personality

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 27, 2019

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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Each species and individual displays a unique personality. Think of the relentless determination of the shorebirds, the soaring independence of the raptors, or the colorful charm of the warblers. For bird photographer Scott Gilbert, the magic happens on those special occasions when he is able to reflect the subject's distinctive character in a way that meaningfully resonates with the viewer. An exhibition of Scott’s characterful photographs opens at the Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, on March 1, 2019 and runs until May 27, 2019. Sundays open from 12 to 4 Mondays closed

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9:30 am

Nature Infused Yoga: Spring Series

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until June 22, 2019

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary 11 Hardscrabble Rd
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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Led by Kristin Mylecraine. Yoga is a great way to relax, connect with yourself, and increase flexibility and strength. Explore the connections between yoga and nature in this 75-minute class.  No experience necessary; all levels welcome.  For ages 15 years and older. Please arrive 10 minutes early and bring a yoga mat if you have one (some will be provided.)  This class will be held weekly from 4/13/19 to 6/15/19.  There will be no class 4/20/2019 and 5/25/2019.  To register for the full 8-week session, registration is required prior to the first class.   You may register for a single class. Walk-ins are welcome. Cost for all 8 classes: $88 members, $112 nonmembers. Cost per class: $12 members, $15 nonmembers.

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10:00 am

Back Bay Birding by Boat on the Osprey

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Miss Chris Marina – The Osprey, 1212 Wilson Dr, Cape May, NJ 08204 NJ United States + Google Map

Join Captain Bob and the naturalists and crew of The Osprey for close-up looks at secretive rails, nesting Ospreys, migrant shorebirds, terns, gulls, herons and more. We explore the coastal saltmarsh of Cape May from Cape Island Creek to the Wildwoods and view the natural wonders of historic Cape May Harbor. The Osprey is a 37' pontoon boat that has a comfortable enclosed cabin with large viewing windows, a front deck with a railing, and a restroom on board. Non-motorized wheelchair accessible. More information, detailed directions, and online reservations at www.ospreycruise.com or call the Osprey at 609-898-3500. All trips depart from the Miss Chris Marina in Cape May. Free parking. Family-friendly. Preregistration is suggested. Cost: $30 members, $35 nonmembers.  

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