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7:00 am

Rarity Roundup

November 13, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 12:30 pm

Mid-November is one of the best times to look for vagrants. Join CMBO Director Brett Ewald in rounding up these rarities! Cape May is well known for the sheer number of birds that migrate through each fall, but did you know it’s also a great place to find rare species? Mid-November is one of the best times to look for vagrants: landbird migration is still ongoing, and rarities often show up and stick around for days or even weeks. We might seek “stake-out” birds (birds previously found and staying in the same area), and we’ll also search local hotspots to find our own! Late fall has featured many irruptive landbirds and we’ll seek these out as they remain available. Join us on this Special Field Trip as we try to round up as many rarities as possible around the tip of the Cape May peninsula. Because of the inherent dynamic nature of birding, we do not pre-set an exact itinerary but will visit those parts of Cape May County that regularly hold good numbers of seabirds during November. Final location decisions will be made by the leader based on local knowledge and conditions at the time. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED COST: $24 members, $32 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: 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: 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. CANCELLATION: CMBO programs require a minimum number of registrants to run, five days in advance of the start of the tour, but are seldom cancelled. If we do cancel, due to lack of participation, severe weather, or unforeseen circumstances, we notify all participants in advance and all are eligible for a full credit or refund. Participants may cancel without penalty if greater than 30 days in advance. Cancellations 10 to 30 days in advance may be subject to a 25% service charge. No refunds or credits for cancellations less than ten days in advance unless due to health emergencies REGISTER HERE  

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7:30 am

Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm

November 13, 2021 @ 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, NJ 08204 United 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

Annual Canoe Brook Reservoir Count

November 13, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Canoe Brook Reservoir JFK Parkway
Short Hills, NJ 07078 United States
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This RESTRICTED ACCESS site is a hot spot for wintering waterfowl. Join us in our annual count for NJ American Water. NJ Audubon has been granted access to New Jersey American Water reservoirs, one of the best places in Essex County for wintering waterfowl. We may catch a glimpse of hawks and perhaps a Bald Eagle. NJ American Water has been collecting our annual count data for almost 20 years! Be a part of conservation. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED COST: $15 members, $20 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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Fall Migration Bird Walks

November 13, 2021 @ 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, NJ 07417 United 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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8:45 am

Island Beach State Park

November 13, 2021 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Island Beach State Park – Park Entrance Median Parking Lot, Central Ave
Seaside Park, NJ 08752 United States
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Excellent time of year for sea ducks, loons, gannets, and sparrows if the winds are right at this beautiful park. Fall migration at this beautiful park; searching for a wide range of species including sea ducks, loons, grebes, and gannets. Late songbird migrants may include a variety of sparrows and if we're lucky, maybe a Snow Bunting or Lapland Longspur. Led by Scott Barnes and Linda Mack. 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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9:00 am

NJ Audubon Birdwalk for Beginners

November 13, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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Join Teacher Naturalist Dorothy Smullen to learn some of the backyard birds and the winter visitors you see and hear. Learn some of the backyard birds and the winter visitors you see and hear in this outdoor family program. Please bring binoculars if you have them; loaner binoculars will be available. We will make a bird treat to take home. Raindate Sunday, November 14. Limit of 15 participants. COST: $8 members, $12 nonmembers. One person per ticket. Ticket sale ends 11/12 at 4:00 PM. You must pre-register, walk-ins will not be allowed to participate. 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. 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

November 13, 2021 @ 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 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 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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2:00 pm

Seabird ID Mini-Workshop

November 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until November 13, 2021

Avalon Seawatch Avalon, NJ 08202 United States + Google Map

The migration of scoters and other sea ducks, loons, cormorants and gannets can be an overwhelming sight.  For example, the CMBO full-time Avalon Seawatch project sighted over one million seabirds here in 2014! Join CMBO interpretive naturalists for this outdoor workshop to witness and learn about this migration spectacle.  Meets at the Avalon Seawatch location on the Beach between 8th and 9th St., at the north end of Avalon. NO preregistration required.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  Bring binoculars, scope and tripod, if available Dress in layers for wind, cold, or warm weather 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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