Effective June 4, 2021, 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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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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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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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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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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1:30 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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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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