New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all.  Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. People coming from other states should follow New Jersey’s Travel Advisories for COVID -19 before attending a New Jersey Audubon program including 14-day self-quarantine.  For a list of states go to covid19.nj.gov.  There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes.

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2020 Cape May Fall Festival Virtual Edition

October 2 - October 4
NJ United States

The 2020 Cape May Fall Festival will be virtual and Cape May-centric! Warm up your ID skills with the experts on Friday, then join us as we capture Cape May's hotspots with the best guides around. You won't want to miss the Bird ID Quiz by a crackerjack team from the New Jersey Young Birders Club, the Keynote by Kenn Kaufman or the debut of Katy Duffy's Sunday presentation about the Cape May Owl Banding Project, "In the Still of the Night." Visit our sponsors and vendors, take your chances on our raffle, and find a treasure in our Silent Auction. Join us! Your registration includes a selection of live streaming from Cape May migration hotspots, interspersed with presentations on a wide variety of topics.  Our Roving Reporters will take you to Higbee Beach, The Nature Conservancy's South Cape May Meadows and even the iconic Cape May Hawkwatch.   Cost: A 3-day registration is $100 for CMBO or NJA members, and $125 for non-members.  Or you may choose a daily registration at $40/day for CMBO or NJA members, and $50/day for non-members. Presentations include workshops on hawk ID, fall warbler ID and pelagic birding, as well as live monarch butterfly tagging. Finally, 3 sessions involving our featured speakers are also available separately as a la carte items. For more information and registration please click HERE

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9:00 am

Youth Birding on Petty’s Island

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Petty’s Island Pennsauken Township, NJ United States + Google Map

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.  This hike is open to youth ages 12 to 17 and their parent or guardian.  Adults attending MUST be accompanying a youth. Join New Jersey Audubon and the New Jersey Young Birders Club for an exciting field trip to Petty's Island. Learn about the island's industrial past and its transformation to a wildlife sanctuary as we hike along the Delaware River looking for spring migrants. The varied habitats allow for opportunities to see a variety of birds (and other wildlife too!). Bring an adult along and enjoy this rare opportunity. Children MUST be 12 and older (or in grade 6 if 11) to participate and accompanied by an adult or in a group with an adult to child ratio of 1:7. Each child MUST have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian. All adult chaperones MUST also have a signed waiver to participate. Location: Petty's Island. Directions after registration. Please register early – group size is limited. Cost: FREE REGISTER HERE NEW JERSEY AUDUBON’S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes.

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10:00 am

Back Bay Birding by Boat on the Osprey

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until November 8, 2020

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

Join Captain Bob and the 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, $20 Children (12 and under) REGISTER HERE For more information on all of CMBO’s walks and programs, please call 609-400-3868 NEW JERSEY AUDUBON’S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes.

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5:30 pm

Creative Hands Club – Build a Bug Hotel!

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Nature Center of Cape May 1600 Delaware Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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Sunday, October 4th: Creative Hands for Families: Build a Bug Hotel! The timeless outdoor toy gets an amazing make-over with the Nature Center of Cape May. We will make wooden bug catchers out of upcycled wood and screens. With beautiful bug stencils and paint, you can make your own little Bug Bed and Breakfast for amazing adventures and discovery. We will have marshmallows around the campfire as we socially distance and wear masks throughout the program. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED COST: $25 per family for non-members, $15 for members WHERE: At the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue. WHEN: Family Sessions(family groups of 4 or less per ticket): 9/20, 10/4 Adult Sessions: 9/30,10/7, 10/14, 10/15, 10/21, 10/28 Meet at 5:25 P.M.; will last from 5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M. WHO CAN JOIN?: Our sessions on Sunday, September 13th and Sunday, October 4th are for the whole family! The remaining art sessions are for adults. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: All equipment will be provided for unless otherwise notified via email from [email protected] CANCELLATION POLICY: NJ Audubon’s programs require a minimum number of registrants to run. If we cancel, due to lack of participation, severe weather, or unforeseen circumstances, all participants will be notified as soon as possible and are eligible for a full refund. Participants may cancel without penalty if greater than 48 hours in advance. Sorry, no refund for cancellations less than 48 hours in advance unless due to health emergencies; however registrations can be transferred to another program in the future. FOR OUR SAFETY & YOUR’S: As we navigate through the era of COVID-19, New Jersey Audubon has adopted new ways of running our outdoor programs, and we just wanted to give you some quick reminders before we get started. First, as you are now aware, pre-registration is required for all NJ Audubon programs (effective July 1st). Normally, we love drop-ins for our programs, but having pre-registration allows us to manage the number of participants – this is especially important for everyone’s health and safety. Smaller groups also provide a more intimate nature experience. At this time, there are no exceptions to the pre-registration rule. Second, everyone should have read and agreed to our field trip and program protocols when you registered, but I/we would like to just reiterate the following: NEW JERSEY AUDUBON’S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** If you need mask relief during the […]

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