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6:30 am

Morning Flight Experience

September 25 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 10, 2021

Join CMBO interpretive naturalists to experience and learn about the songbird morning flight that takes place during fall migration. Meets for two hours after sunrise at the observation tower on the jetty road at Higbee Beach. NO preregistration required.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  Start time for this event varies based on sunrise Weather Permitting  COST: FREE Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! NEW JERSEY AUDUBON’S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

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7:30 am

Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm

September 25 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until November 13, 2021

Rea Farm – The Beanery, Bayshore Rd
West Cape May,NJ08204United States
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Join CMBO naturalists for this 2-hour walk around the Rea Farm "Beanery" property! 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. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. COST: $6 members, $10 nonmembers. Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  We bird in all weather. Be sure to check the forecast in advance and dress in layers appropriate for prevailing weather conditions. The weather in Cape May can differ considerably from nearby inland areas and may be warmer, colder, or windier so it’s best to be over prepared. We may have to bird in the rain, so please bring your rain gear. TRANSPORTATION: We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over jetties. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. CANCELLATION: NJ Audubon’s CMBO programs are virtually never cancelled. 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. We reserve the right to substitute leaders if necessary, though this rarely happens. REGISTER HERE  

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8:00 am

Becker Farm Birding in Early Fall

September 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Essex County Environmental Center, Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068NJUnited States + Google Map

Explore both field and forest while enjoying beautiful vistas of the Passaic River Valley. This is the right time to watch for early “fall” migrants travelling along the ridgelines of the Watchung Mountains. Meet at Essex County Environmental Center, 621 B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland, NJ 07068 Becker Farm dates back to 1880 when it was a farm. Over the years this farm added its famous railroad which entertained families for over 30 years. The now abandoned farm is a great place to spot grassland birds. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED COST:$10 members, $15 nonmembers. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. REGISTER HERE

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Morning Walk at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

September 25 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 27, 2021

NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville,NJ07924United States
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Enjoy a quiet morning at the Sanctuary walking the trails with an NJ Audubon staff 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 snow, rain, or weather warnings. Registration required by 5:00 PM the day before the walk. You must pre-register, walk-ins will not be allowed to participate. One person per ticket. Face masks and social distancing required; please bring your own binoculars, loaner binoculars will not be available. COST: Free for members, $5 nonmembers. Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please bring binoculars if you have them. CANCELLATION: 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. REGISTER HERE

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8:45 am

Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR

September 25 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, 800 Great Creek Road
Galloway,NJ08205United States
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Arriving waterfowl, long-legged waders, shorebirds, plus some fall songbirds at one of the best birding spots in the state. The varied habitats of Forsythe NWR assures a good variety of species from ducks, wading birds, and shorebirds to raptors, terns, and sparrows. Easy birding around an 8-mile wildlife drive. Led by Scott Barnes and Mike Mandracchia. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED COST: $20 Members, $25 Non-members NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. REGISTER HERE

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9:30 am

IN-PERSON Nature Infused Yoga with NJ Audubon

September 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until November 20, 2021

New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville,NJ07924United States
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Led by Kristin Mylecraine, Yoga Teacher. 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. Preregistration is required. Ticket sales end at 4:30 PM on the Friday before each class. You must pre-register, walk-ins will not be allowed to participate. We are offering an in-person class at the sanctuary and a virtual class online simultaneously. The in-person class has a limit of 10 people. Be sure to purchase the correct ticket. THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD OUTDOORS UNTIL OCTOBER 30. In the event of inclement weather, the in-person class attendees will be sent the link to join the virtual online class. BEGINNING NOVEMBER 6 IN-PERSON CLASSES WILL BE HELD INDOORS AT THE SANCTUARY AND ATTENDEES MUST BE FULLY COVID VACCINATED AND WEAR FACE MASKS. COST: $12 members, $15 nonmembers. Ticket sales ends at 5:30 PM on the Friday before each class. Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please bring your own yoga equipment for the in-person class. CANCELLATION: 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. REGISTER HERE  

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VIRTUAL Nature Infused Yoga with NJ Audubon

September 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until November 20, 2021

NJUnited States

Led by Kristin Mylecraine, Yoga Teacher. 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. Preregistration required. THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. COST: $12 members, $15 nonmembers. Ticket sales ends at 4:30 PM on the Friday before each class. Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This class will be held virtually through Microsoft 365 Teams Meeting. Participants will be emailed the link to the meeting after registration closes and before the class. CANCELLATION: 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. REGISTER HERE  

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10:00 am

Back Bay Birding by Boat on the Osprey

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 13, 2021

Miss Chris Marina – The Osprey, 1212 Wilson Dr, Cape May, NJ 08204NJUnited 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 NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. For more information on all of CMBO’s walks and programs, please call 609-400-3868

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The Trouble with Spotted Lanternflies

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New Jersey Audubon’s Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road
East Windsor,NJ08512United States
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Lanternflies are such beautiful insects, but they're also causing a lot of damage. Join NJ Audubon Naturalists us to learn all about the Spotted Lanternfly. We will learn about the lanternfly lifecycle, preferred foods, how it may have been introduced to the USA and what problems they will cause. We will even learn a little about some of the ways some people choose to control infestations on their property. We will search trees for spotted lanternflies and learn how to identify their egg masses. COST: $10 members, $15 nonmembers. Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! Spotted Lanternfly NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Hats, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and insect repellent are suggested for participants. Lanternfly egg mass CANCELLATION: 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. REGISTER HERE

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10:30 am

Hawk ID Mini-Workshop

September 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

Struggling to separate a Sharp-shinned Hawk from a Cooper's? Amazed when a Bald Eagle is spotted high in the sky where you see nothing? Learn how seasoned Hawk watchers spot and identify these magnificent birds. Join CMBO interpretive naturalists at the raptor capital of North America, Cape May Point State Park. Meets at the East Shelter, the picnic pavilion NEXT to the Hawkwatch Platform. NO preregistration required. Family-friendly COST: FREE Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! NEW JERSEY AUDUBON’S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus.    

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1:00 pm

Paper Making: Nature-Inspired Recycled Paper

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lorrimer Sanctuary, 790 Ewing Avenue
Franklin Lakes,NJ07417United States
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Use nature as your inspiration to make and take home paper! Make your own paper out of recycled materials and with a little inspiration from nature! Each person will learn the basics of making your own paper at home and leave with a variety of recycled paper pieces to use for greeting cards, journaling, postcards, etc. COST: $10 members / $12 nonmembers NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. CANCELLATION: 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. REGISTER HERE

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1:30 pm

Fall Migration Cruise

September 25 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 9, 2021 at 1:30 pm

One event on October 23, 2021 at 1:30 pm

Miss Chris Marina – The Osprey, 1212 Wilson Dr, Cape May, NJ 08204NJUnited 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. REGISTER HERE NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus.  

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2:00 pm

Monarch Tagging Demo

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 10, 2021

One event on October 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on October 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on October 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Join the Monarch Monitoring Project team and learn about the Monarch butterflies that migrate through Cape May. After the talk, watch as small tags are affixed to Monarchs to track their migration. You'll learn how you can help with Monarch conservation! Meets at the East Shelter, the picnic pavilion NEXT to the Hawkwatch Platform. NO preregistration required. Family-friendly Cost: FREE - contributions to the Monarch Monitoring Project are welcome.  Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! NEW JERSEY AUDUBON’S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus.  

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3:00 pm

Hawks, Trails and Beach

September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until November 6, 2021

Join CMBO naturalists for this 2-hour walk around the Cape May Point State Park! The afternoon hawk flight is often strong, with late day movements of falcons. Seabirds and shorebirds often pass or rest on the beach and songbirds are found on the trails. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. COST: $6 members, $10 nonmembers. Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  We bird in all weather. Be sure to check the forecast in advance and dress in layers appropriate for prevailing weather conditions. The weather in Cape May can differ considerably from nearby inland areas and may be warmer, colder, or windier so it’s best to be over prepared. We may have to bird in the rain, so please bring your rain gear. TRANSPORTATION: We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over jetties. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. CANCELLATION: NJ Audubon’s CMBO programs are virtually never cancelled. 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. We reserve the right to substitute leaders if necessary, though this rarely happens. REGISTER HERE  

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