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7:00 am

Morning Flight Experience

October 12 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 12, 2019

Meets for two hours after sunrise. Meets at the observation tower on the jetty road at Higbee Beach.  Join CMBO interpretive naturalists to experience and learn about the songbird morning flight that takes place during fall migration. No preregistration required. Cost: FREE For more information on all of CMBO's walks and programs, please call 609-400-3868

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7:30 am

Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm

October 12 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Saturday, repeating until November 16, 2019

Rea Farm (Beanery) NJ United States + Google Map

NJ Audubon has leased the birding privileges on this working farm where the field edges regularly attract warblers, sparrows, and other fall migrants. It's also a great place to see migrant raptors overhead.  Meets in the The Beanery parking lot on Bayshore Rd.  No preregistration required.  Cost: $6 members, $10 nonmembers. For more information on all of CMBO's walks and programs, please call 609-400-3868

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8:00 am

Morning Walks at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary (Free)

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 30, 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. Call 908-396-6386 for more information

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8:30 am

Go Birding at Becker Farm

October 12 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
NJ United States

Led by Dave Hall. The woods and meadows at this former dairy farm attract an excellent diverstiy of southbound migrants in the fall. There is also the opportunity to climb up the ridge to overlook the Passaic River Valley. Meet at the Essex County Environmental Center and carpool to the entrance. Location: 621 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ  07068 Cost: $6 members, $8 nonmembers Please call 908.396.6386 for more information

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The Tourne

October 12 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
NJ United States

Led by Dave Oster, Associate Naturalist The Tourne is a Morris County Park located in Denville & Mountain Lakes.   We will explore wooded trails adjacent to a large wetland area known as Rattlesnake Meadow.  Although the trails skirt the Meadow they are normally "dry."  The wooded areas are very good for Pileated Woodpecker and the Meadow often has Wood Duck and Great Blue Heron.  A variety of raptors such as Bald Eagle, Red-Shouldered, and Kestrel may also be seen, as well as seasonal migrants.  We expect to see kinglets, good warblers, and short-distance migrants. Cost: $10 members, $15 nonmembers. Call 908-396-6386 for more info McCaffrey Lane off Powerville Road, Boonton, NJ 07005, Parking Area #3.

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9:00 am

NJ YOUNG BIRDERS CLUB—SANDY HOOK

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sandy Hook Sandy Hook
Middletown, NJ United States
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Led by Scott Barnes and Linda Mack Autumn birding at one of the best times of year at the hook. A wide range of species is possible this time of year, from raptors and shorebirds to thrushes, sparrows, and warblers. Trip is restricted to youth ages 11-17 and their parents/guardian who are interested in birds. Location: Sandy Hook, B-lot near the bathrooms. Cost: Free Register: preregistration strongly recommended, contact scott.barnes@njaudubon.org

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9:30 am

Nature Infused Yoga: Fall Series

October 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 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 9/7/19 to 10/26/19. There will be no class 8/31/2019. Walk-ins are welcome. To register please call 908-396-6386. To register for the full 8-week session, registration is required prior to the first class. You may register for a single class. Cost: 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

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until November 9, 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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10:30 am

Hawk ID Mini-Workshop

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Meets at the East Shelter next to the Hawkwatch Platform at Cape May Point State Park. Join CMBO interpretive naturalists to learn how seasoned hawk watchers spot and identify these magnificent birds.  No preregistration required. Family-friendly. Cost: FREE For more information on all of CMBO's walks and programs, please call 609-400-3868  

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1:00 pm

Digital Photography Workshop II – Composition

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary 11 Hardscrabble Rd
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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Led by Phil Witt and Dave DesRochers, Associate Naturalists. Workshop 2 will focus on composition--that is, capturing the best image. The workshop will be organized around three nature photography principles—light, composition, and moment. You will learn how to use elements of composition such as color, depth of field, lines, patterns, perspective, shapes, space, and texture. The workshop will review examples from a variety of subject types within nature photography, ranging from birds to insects to landscapes. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of their own images on a thumb drive for in-class critique and editing. Cost: $12 members, $25 non-members. Call 908-396-6386 for more information

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1:30 pm

Fall Migration Cruise

October 12 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 12, 2019 at 1:30pm

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

Join CMBO naturalists to cruise through nearly inaccessible back-bay marshes from Cape May to Stone Harbor. This trip will be by boat (beginning and ending at Cape May) through protected back-bay waters where we will enjoy a great variety of waterbirds and raptors. 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: $40 members, $50 nonmembers.

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2:00 pm

Seabird ID Mini-Workshop

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 9, 2019

Avalon Sea Watch Avalon, NJ 08202 United States + Google Map

Meets at the Avalon Seawatch location on the Beach between 8th and 9th St., at the north end of Avalon. Join CMBO interpretive naturalists for this outdoor workshop to witness the migration of scoters and other sea ducks, loons, cormorants and gannets. Bring binoculars, scope and tripod, if available. Dress in layers for wind, cold, or warm weather.  No preregistration required.  Cost: FREE For more information on all of CMBO's walks and programs, please call 609-400-3868

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Monarch Tagging Demo

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 12, 2019

Weather permitting. Meets at the East Shelter next to the Hawkwatch Platform at Cape May Point State Park. Join CMBO Monarch Monitoring Project naturalists to learn about the Monarch butterflies that migrate through Cape May. You'll learn how you can help with Monarch conservation. After the talk, watch as small tags are affixed to Monarchs to track their migration.  No preregistration required. Family-friendly. Cost: FREE For more information on all of CMBO's walks and programs, please call 609-400-3868

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3:00 pm

Hawks, Trails and Beach

October 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 9, 2019

Meets near the Hawkwatch Platform at the Cape May Point State Park. The afternoon hawk flight is often strong, with lower birds punctuated by late day movements of falcons. Seabirds and shorebirds often pass to rest on the beach and passerines remain to be found on the trails.  No preregistration required. Family-friendly. Cost: $6 members, $10 nonmembers. For more information on all of CMBO's walks and programs, please call 609-400-3868

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