Start the weekend off early with a half day of birding at Sandy Hook. Spring is an awesome time to get out birding and each week promises to have a different array of migrants from raptors to flycatchers, warblers, and sparrows. The wide variety of habitats from maritime woods to wetlands ensures a good variety of species and ever-changing composition each week; be prepared for three hours of walking over easy terrain.

Location: Meet at Guardian Park by the Nike Missiles at the entrance for Fort Hancock.

Cost: $15 members/$20 non-members

Register: Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Rd, Cranbury NJ 08512 Phone number 609-427-3052