New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all.  Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. People coming from other states should follow New Jersey’s Travel Advisories for COVID -19 before attending a New Jersey Audubon program including 14-day self-quarantine.  For a list of states go to covid19.nj.gov.  There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes.

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New Jersey Audubon – Cape May Bird Observatory

October 2020

Birding the Meadows

October 29 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
TNC’s South Cape May Meadows Preserve, 692 Sunset Blvd
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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$10.00

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED (walk-ups will not be permitted). Join CMBO naturalists for this 2-hour walk around The Nature Conservancy's South Cape May Meadows property! Expect herons, terns, migrant shorebirds, and ducks later in the season. COST: $6 members, $10 nonmembers. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to our Covid-19 guidelines (see below), there will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. Binoculars WILL NOT be available for loan from the leaders. Thank you for your understanding. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** TRANSPORTATION: We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over jetties. 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. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm

October 31 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Rea Farm – The Beanery, Bayshore Rd
West Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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$10.00

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED (walk-ups will not be permitted). 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.  COST: $6 members, $10 nonmembers. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to our Covid-19 guidelines (see below), there will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. Binoculars WILL NOT be available for loan from the leaders. Thank you for your understanding. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** TRANSPORTATION: We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over jetties. 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. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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November 2020

Fall Birding at Garrett Family Preserve

November 1 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
TNC’s Garrett Family Preserve, 801 Wilson St
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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$10.00

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED (walk-ups will not be permitted). Join CMBO naturalists for this 2-hour walk around The Nature Conservancy’s Garrett Family Preserve property! Explore the numerous grassy paths through The Garrett Family Preserve, where a combination of meadow, shrub, and mature forest creates a diverse stopover site for migrating birds including warblers, sparrows, raptors, and swallows. COST: $6 members, $10 nonmembers. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to our Covid-19 guidelines (see below), there will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. Binoculars WILL NOT be available for loan from the leaders. Thank you for your understanding. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** TRANSPORTATION: We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over jetties. 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. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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Birding the Meadows

November 2 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
TNC’s South Cape May Meadows Preserve, 692 Sunset Blvd
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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$10.00

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED (walk-ups will not be permitted). Join CMBO naturalists for this 2-hour walk around The Nature Conservancy's South Cape May Meadows property! Expect herons, terns, migrant shorebirds, and ducks later in the season.  COST: $6 members, $10 nonmembers. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to our Covid-19 guidelines (see below), there will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. Binoculars WILL NOT be available for loan from the leaders. Thank you for your understanding. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** TRANSPORTATION: We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over jetties. 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. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm

November 7 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Rea Farm – The Beanery, Bayshore Rd
West Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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$10.00

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED (walk-ups will not be permitted). 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.  COST: $6 members, $10 nonmembers. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to our Covid-19 guidelines (see below), there will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. Binoculars WILL NOT be available for loan from the leaders. Thank you for your understanding. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** TRANSPORTATION: We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over jetties. 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. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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SO.MANY.SEABIRDS

November 7 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Stone Harbor Point, South End, 2nd Ave
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247 United States
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PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED (walk-ups will not be permitted). Join CMBO Program Director Melissa Roach for an afternoon of scoters, gannets, loons, grebes, cormorants, jaegers, and more!  The Fall migration of seabirds along the South Jersey coast is fascinating, inspiring, and sometimes overwhelming, as hundreds of thousands head south to wintering grounds. Join us for an afternoon of scoters, gannets, loons, grebes, cormorants, jaegers, and more – a chance to learn about and appreciate these amazing movements. We’ll discuss plumage, flight style, seasonality and other aspects that affect migration. We’ll concentrate our efforts around Stone Harbor and Avalon – taking it all in. 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. COST: $15 members, $20 nonmembers. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** 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 TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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Fall Birding at Garrett Family Preserve

November 8 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
TNC’s Garrett Family Preserve, 801 Wilson St
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
+ Google Map
$10.00

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED (walk-ups will not be permitted). Join CMBO naturalists for this 2-hour walk around The Nature Conservancy’s Garrett Family Preserve property! Explore the numerous grassy paths through The Garrett Family Preserve, where a combination of meadow, shrub, and mature forest creates a diverse stopover site for migrating birds including warblers, sparrows, raptors, and swallows. COST: $6 members, $10 nonmembers. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to our Covid-19 guidelines (see below), there will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. Binoculars WILL NOT be available for loan from the leaders. Thank you for your understanding. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** TRANSPORTATION: We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over jetties. 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. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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Birding the Meadows

November 9 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
TNC’s South Cape May Meadows Preserve, 692 Sunset Blvd
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
+ Google Map
$10.00

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED (walk-ups will not be permitted). Join CMBO naturalists for this 2-hour walk around The Nature Conservancy's South Cape May Meadows property! Expect herons, terns, migrant shorebirds, and ducks later in the season.  COST: $6 members, $10 nonmembers. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to our Covid-19 guidelines (see below), there will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. Binoculars WILL NOT be available for loan from the leaders. Thank you for your understanding. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** TRANSPORTATION: We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over jetties. 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. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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Birder’s Bucket List Bash

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - November 14 @ 4:00 pm
NJ United States

An international 4-day event with at least 15 unique birding destinations presented to help you fill up your bucket list. What you'll see -- in a nutshell We've scoured the world for a variety of domestic and international birding destinations; what's on your list? Don't have a birding bucket list? No problem! We'll give you 18 ideas! This unique event provides a platform for our tour and travel partners to connect with you the birder. As countries begin to re-open their borders to tourism, here's your chance to get in on some great deals and at the same time help our tour and travel partners get back on their feet. Destinations to be presented include Alaska, Panama, Costa Rica, Portugal, Colombia, Antarctica and Sri Lanka to name a few. You'll hear from companies like HolBrook Travel, Victor Emmanuel Nature Tours, Wildside Nature Tours, Sabrewing Tours and Tropical Birding Tours. Registration for the entire event is just $39 for NJ Audubon or Cape May Bird Observatory members, and $49 for non-members. Agenda: This event will consist of 18 unique presentations in a ZOOM webinar format, each 50 minutes, including a monitored Q&A. The schedule is as follows (all times listed are United States_New York, or GMT-4): Preliminary details of each day below; the final sequence of presentations is subject to change: Wednesday, November 11: 7:00 pm: Anguilla, British West Indies -- Presented by Nature Explorers Anguilla 8:00 pm: Brevard County, Florida -- Presented by Brevard Nature Alliance, Inc. 9:00 pm: Western United States -- Presented by Tropical Birding Thursday, November 12: 7:00 pm: Colombia -- Presented by Icaro Birding Tours 8:00 pm: Costa Rica -- Presented by Holbrook Travel 9:00 pm: Panama -- Presented by Canopy Family Friday, November 13: 7:00pm: Alaska -- Presented by High Lonesome Bird Tours 8:00pm: Minnesota, USA in Winter -- Presented by Sabrewing Tours 9:00pm: Germany -- Presented by Victor Emanuel Tours Saturday, November 14: 8:00am: Portugal -- Presented by Bird and Nature Tours 9:00am: Scottish Highlands -- Presented by Speyside Wildlife 10:00am: South Africa -- Presented by Birding Ecotours 11:00am: Uganda -- Presented by Bird Uganda 12:00noon: Sri Lanka -- Presented by Classic Sri Lanka 1:00pm: Rio Grande Valley, Texas -- Presented by Valley Nature Center 2:00pm: Cuba -- Presented by Caribbean Conservation Tours 3:00pm: Antarctica -- Presented by Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures 4:00pm: Galapagos -- Presented by Wildside Nature Tours Presentations will be 50 minute webinars, including Q&A. Each presentation will begin at the top of the hour. We've scheduled 3 weekday evenings from 7 to 10pm and Saturday from 8am to 4pm (all times are GMT-4; United States_New York). One fee gives you access to all 4 days -- come and go as you please, depending on your interest in the topics. PROGRAM CONTACT: If you have questions about this event, please call Deb Shaw at 609.400.3836 or email [email protected] For more information about our events, both live and virtual, please visit our website at www.njaudubon.org TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm

November 14 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Rea Farm – The Beanery, Bayshore Rd
West Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
+ Google Map
$10.00

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED (walk-ups will not be permitted). 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.  COST: $6 members, $10 nonmembers. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to our Covid-19 guidelines (see below), there will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. Binoculars WILL NOT be available for loan from the leaders. Thank you for your understanding. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** TRANSPORTATION: We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over jetties. 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. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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Bayshore Birding at it’s Best

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
NJ United States

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED (walk-ups will not be permitted). Join Janet Crawford and CMBO Naturalists for a day in the field exploring some of the lesser known corners of wonderful Cumberland County! This day out in the field will take you away from the ‘traditional’ birding spots of greater Cape May to some of the lesser known corners of wonderful Cumberland County. In November, the Bayshore marshes, sheltered wood lots, fields and roadsides of the lower Delaware Bay region can be a great place to see a wealth of birds. Ducks and geese will be gathering on the bay and saltmarshes and it’s a great time of year to be looking for the raptors that this mass of birds attracts. Conversational flocks of Snow Geese and busy parties of Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, Buffleheads and much more will vie for our attention as we hope for views of hunting Northern Harriers, Peregrines, Bald Eagles - maybe even a Golden Eagle. Wild Turkeys will be in peak numbers right now and the fields sometimes abound with masses of blackbirds, grackles and cowbirds, while wooded areas attract busy flocks of sparrows (of many species), juncos, towhees and more. We do not set a firm daily schedule in advance, leaving us flexible to maximize birding opportunities, taking advantage of weather conditions, tides, and recent bird sightings. We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over jetties. COST: $24 members, $32 nonmembers. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** 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…

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Brigantine and Mott’s Creek

November 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, 800 Great Creek Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
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PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED (walk-ups will not be permitted). Join Mary Watkins and CMBO Naturalists to explore Edwin B. Forsythe NWR where ducks will be massing and raptors will be hunting! November is a great month to visit coastal South Jersey. Ducks and geese will be gathering on the back bays and saltmarshes and it’s a great time of year to be looking for the raptors that this mass of birds attracts. Conversational flocks of Brant and Snow Geese and busy parties of Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, Buffleheads and much more will vie for our attention as we hope for views of hunting Northern Harriers, Peregrines, Bald Eagles - maybe even a Golden Eagle. We will spend part of our time at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Brigantine Division, where the managed impoundments provide ideal wintering habitat for wetland birds. After birding the refuge, we will head to nearby Mott’s Creek, a regular - though not guaranteed - site for wintering Short-eared Owls and Rough-legged Hawks. Entrance to the NWR is contingent upon purchase of a $4 Refuge Pass, or possession of a Golden Age Pass or Federal Duck Stamp is required for each vehicle. You may purchase a day pass at the site We do not set a firm daily schedule in advance, leaving us flexible to maximize birding opportunities, taking advantage of weather conditions, tides, and recent bird sightings. We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. COST: $24 members, $32 nonmembers. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** 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…

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December 2020

Harlequin Romance

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, 208 Broadway
Barnegat Light, NJ 08006 United States
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PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED (walk-ups will not be permitted). Join Melissa Roach and CMBO naturalists. Harlequin Ducks & Purple Sandpipers are almost guaranteed on this trip to Barnegat Light State Park. Harlequin Ducks and Purple Sandpipers are guaranteed and over time this trip has yielded Black-legged Kittiwakes, Northern Gannets, all three scoters, both eiders, both white-winged gulls, Razorbills and more. All the latter are only possibilities, and who knows what might turn up this year? We will be walking most of the day. We will take a walk on the long stone jetty near the inlet or along a sandy beach. Our route will depend on the weather on the day of the trip. Time and weather permitting, we may look for Short-eared Owls and other birds at nearby marshes later in the day. This trip involves walking over jetties. We do not set a firm daily schedule in advance, leaving us flexible to maximize birding opportunities, taking advantage of weather conditions, tides, and recent bird sightings. We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over jetties. COST: $24 members, $32 nonmembers. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** 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. This trip involves walking 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 TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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