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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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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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