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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7:30 am

Higbee Beach Birding

October 1 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Friday, repeating until October 29, 2021

Join Program Director Melissa Roach and CMBO naturalists for this 2-hour walk around the Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area! Famous for migration, we'll search for warbler, vireos, sparrows, and so much more.  If the winds are right, we could be awash with migrants! 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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7:45 am

Higbee Beach Birding

October 1 @ 7:45 am - 9:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:45 am on Friday, repeating until October 29, 2021

Join Program Director Melissa Roach and CMBO naturalists for this 2-hour walk around the Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area! Famous for migration, we'll search for warbler, vireos, sparrows, and so much more.  If the winds are right, we could be awash with migrants! 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

Fall Migration Bird Walks

October 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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One event on October 1, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on October 16, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on October 22, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on October 29, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on October 30, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on November 12, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on November 13, 2021 at 8:00 am

Lorrimer Sanctuary, 790 Ewing Avenue
Franklin Lakes,NJ07417United States
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Join NJA Naturalists as we explore Lorrimer Sanctuary looking for Fall migrants! As we move through the fall migration season, learn who to look for, who is moving through, and where they are headed ! Join Staff Naturalists Mary Birrer or Kirsten Holt at Lorrimer Sanctuary as we walk the trails and use our senses to identify kinglets, sparrows, and other birds that may be here for just a moment or staying for the winter. This program is appropriate for all levels of birders - first time birders or general nature enthusiasts are encouraged! We will walk up to 1 mile, over generally level terrain. This workshop may also include an indoor session or a change of location (within a 5 minute drive), depending on weather and birds on the day. COST: $10 members / $12 nonmembers IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Dress for the weather. This program is entirely outdoors. 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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2:00 pm

Things that go Seep in the Night

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - October 2 @ 7:00 am
NJUnited States

Join Michael O'Brien for this special birding workshop! Most songbirds migrate at night and, when they do, many give flight calls to stay in touch with each other. Identifying the sound of faint seeps and zeeps in the night sky is one of the most challenging forms of ear birding. This highly specialized workshop with the author of the CD-ROM on flight calls will focus on analytical listening skills required to identify subtle call notes. Learn how to dissect call notes and determine if they rise or fall and if they are clear or buzzy. Because of the specialized nature of this workshop, the schedule will be quite different from our other programs. We’ll begin with an indoor presentation on Saturday afternoon, followed by two-night listening sessions late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. The night sessions are optional, of course, but all participants are encouraged to attend the indoor program. The exact time and location of night listening will depend on weather conditions and will be announced during the indoor program. The tentative schedule is as follows: Friday daytime: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. indoor presentation Friday evening: 10:00 p.m. to Midnight listening Saturday predawn: 5:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. listening Some walking is possible, but while listening we will generally be staying in one place. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED COST: $90 members, $120 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. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: 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. TRANSPORTATION: Please arrive at the appointed time with a full tank of gas, as transportation to field sites is by private vehicles. We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over jetties. ACCOMMODATIONS: For those of you traveling from further afield and looking for somewhere to stay, please take a look at our list of Business Supporters of the Cape May Bird Observatory below: Carroll Villa Hotel-Mad Batter Restaurant – Carroll Villa Hotel-Mad Batter Restaurant The Grand Hotel – The Grand Hotel Cape May West Cape Motel – West Cape Motel Coastline Realty – Coastline Realty The Jetty Motel Mt. Vernon Motel Periwinkle Inn The Views at Cove Beach Cape May is a popular place, so we suggest making reservations as early as possible. Accommodations are the responsibility of participants and are not included in the price. CANCELLATION: CMBO programs require a minimum number of registrants […]

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