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 physical distancing of at least 6 feet. Leaders may remove their face covering to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. 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. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes.

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March 2021

Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR

March 13 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, 723 Great Creek Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
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$25.00

March brings migratory waterfowl to the refuge. We'll also search for hawks, eagles, and waterbirds at this productive locale. A good time of year for migratory waterfowl and grebes; we’ll also search for various raptors and other early spring migrants at this productive refuge. A few early shorebirds and songbirds may be present. Led by Mike Mandracchia and Hank Burk

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Birding DeKorte Park/Mill Creek Marsh

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Richard W. DeKorte Park, 1 DeKorte Park
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 United States
$25.00

These urban parks can offer good birding during March for ducks, gulls, and raptors. Some early spring migrants could also be around. Migrating waterfowl including a variety of dabbling and diving ducks should be evident; we may also see raptors, gulls, sparrows, and perhaps a few early migrants. Time permitting, we may try and see Monk Parakeets nearby. Led by Scott Barnes and Carole Hughes.

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Sandy Hook

March 21 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
NJ United States
$25.00

Early spring birding at the hook. Piping Plovers should be back, and we'll search for interesting gulls, waterfowl, & hawks. We'll seek out Piping Plovers, which should be returning to the hook now. March can be a good month for gull diversity and if the winds are right, we could get an early raptor flight. Led by Scott Barnes and Linda Mack.

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Raritan Bay Waterfront Park

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, 201 John T O'Leary Boulevard
South Amboy, NJ 08879 United States
$20.00

Early spring birding for loons, grebes, gulls, & migrants. If winds are right, we could have a modest hawk flight. Raritan Bay Waterfront Park has long been known as a concentration point for Bonaparte's Gulls in spring. If we're lucky a Little Gull or Black-headed Gull could be among them. The bay usually hosts a variety of waterbirds in early spring and some landbird migrants could be around. Led by Scott Barnes and Hank Burk.

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April 2021

Raritan Bay Waterfront Park

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, 201 John T O'Leary Boulevard
South Amboy, NJ 08879 United States
$20.00

Early spring birding for loons, grebes, gulls, & migrants. If winds are right, we could have a modest hawk flight. Raritan Bay Waterfront Park has long been known as a concentration point for Bonaparte's Gulls in spring. If we're lucky a Little Gull or Black-headed Gull could be among them. The bay usually hosts a variety of waterbirds in early spring and some landbird migrants could be around. Led by Scott Barnes and Hank Burk.

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Raritan Bay Waterfront Park

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, 201 John T O'Leary Boulevard
South Amboy, NJ 08879 United States
$20.00

Early spring birding for loons, grebes, gulls, & migrants. If winds are right, we could have a modest hawk flight. Raritan Bay Waterfront Park has long been known as a concentration point for Bonaparte's Gulls in spring. If we're lucky a Little Gull or Black-headed Gull could be among them. The bay usually hosts a variety of waterbirds in early spring and some landbird migrants could be around. Led by Scott Barnes and Patrick Belardo.

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Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR

April 17 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, 723 Great Creek Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
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$20.00 - $25.00

April brings migratory waterfowl and waders to the refuge. We'll also seek out hawks, eagles, and waterbirds at this productive locale. A good time of year for migratory dabbling ducks, grebes and herons; we’ll also search for various raptors and other early spring migrants at this productive refuge. A few early shorebirds and songbirds may be present. Led by Mike Mandracchia and Hank Burk

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Sandy Hook

April 23 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
NJ United States + Google Map
$25.00

Spring migration at Sandy Hook where a wide variety of birds are possible. We may see waterbirds, raptors, and/or songbirds. "The hook" can be excellent during spring migration. Varied habitats provide opportunities to see everything from ducks, loons, and grebes through raptors and gulls, to a wide range of songbirds. Led by Scott Barnes and Linda Mack.

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Warren Park/Oros Preserve

April 29 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
William Warren Park, Florida Grove Road
Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095 United States
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$25.00

Spring songbird migrants at two productive urban oases. Good days can produce a dozen or more species of warblers, plus thrushes & vireos. These little-known Middlesex County hotspots provide green oases for migratory species. Warren Park (at the border of Woodbridge & Perth Amboy) has an excellent hardwood forest—complete with understory that is excellent for thrushes, vireos, and warblers; we’ll also visit the Oros Wildlife Preserve where pin oaks, brushy fields, and a large pond/wetland will complement the day’s bird list. Led by Scott Barnes and Carole Hughes.

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Sandy Hook

April 30 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
NJ United States
$25.00

Spring migration at Sandy Hook where a wide variety of birds are possible. We may see waterbirds, raptors, and/or songbirds. "The hook" can be excellent during spring migration. Varied habitats provide opportunities to see everything from ducks, loons, and grebes through raptors and gulls, to a wide range of songbirds. Led by Scott Barnes and Chris Daly.

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May 2021

Garret Mountain Reservation

May 1 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Garret Mountain Reservation, 8 Mountain Avenue
Woodland Park, NJ 07424 United States
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$25.00

Spring migration at one of the state's best migrant traps. Lots of songbirds including thrushes, vireos, sparrows, and warblers. Garret Mountain can be a terrific spot for songbird migration in spring, and its location on the Watchung Ridge means some days there are raptors overhead as well. Led by Carole Hughes and Chris Daly.

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NJ Young Birders Club–Garret Mountain Reservation

May 2 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Garret Mountain Reservation, 8 Mountain Avenue
Woodland Park, NJ 07424 United States
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Free

Spring migration at one of the state's best migrant traps. Garret Mountain can be a terrific spot for songbird migration in spring, and its location on the Watchung Ridge means some days there are raptors overhead as well. If conditions are right, we could see variety of thrushes, vireos, and warblers. Led by Carole Hughes and Andrew Marden.

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Warren Park/Oros Preserve

May 6 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
William Warren Park, Florida Grove Road
Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095 United States
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$25.00

Spring songbird migrants at two productive urban oases. Good days can produce a dozen or more species of warblers, plus thrushes & vireos. These little-known Middlesex County hotspots provide green oases for migratory species. Warren Park (at the border of Woodbridge & Perth Amboy) has an excellent hardwood forest—complete with understory that is excellent for thrushes, vireos, and warblers; we’ll also visit the Oros Wildlife Preserve where pin oaks, brushy fields, and a large pond/wetland will complement the day’s bird list. Led by Scott Barnes and Patrick Belardo.

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Sandy Hook

May 7 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
NJ United States

Spring migration at Sandy Hook where a wide variety of birds are possible. We may see waterbirds, raptors, and/or songbirds. "The hook" can be excellent during spring migration. Varied habitats provide opportunities to see everything from ducks, loons, and grebes through raptors and gulls, to a wide range of songbirds. Led by Scott Barnes and Linda Mack.

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Warren Park/Oros Preserve

May 13 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
William Warren Park, Florida Grove Road
Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095 United States
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$25.00

Search for spring songbirds in these productive parks. A good day can yield a dozen or more species of warbler and other migrants. These little-known Middlesex County hotspots provide green oases for migratory species. Warren Park (at the border of Woodbridge & Perth Amboy) has an excellent hardwood forest—complete with understory that is excellent for thrushes, vireos, and warblers; we’ll also visit the Oros Wildlife Preserve where pin oaks, brushy fields, and a large pond/wetland will complement the day’s bird list. Led by Scott Barnes and Patrick Belardo.

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Island Beach State Park

May 14 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
NJ United States
$25.00

Search maritime forest for migrant vireos, tanagers, and warblers. We'll also spend time checking out waterbirds in the marshes. Spring birding at one the state’s most beautiful parks. We’ll look for migrant songbirds and survey bayside wetlands for a variety of waterbirds including herons, ibis, and terns. Led by Scott Barnes and Linda Mack

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Palmyra Cove Nature Park

May 18 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Palmyra Cove Nature Park, 1335 New Jersey 73
Palmyra, NJ 08065 United States
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$20.00 - $25.00

Peak season for migratory songbirds. If the winds & weather cooperate, we could see many flycatchers, sparrows, warblers, and orioles. Palmyra can be an excellent inland site to enjoy spring migration. The park’s woodlands, wetlands, and proximity to the Delaware River should give us a chance to see a wide variety of birds from herons through hawks to swallows, sparrows, and warblers. Led by Scott Barnes

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Warren Park/Oros Preserve

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
William Warren Park, Florida Grove Road
Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095 United States
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$25.00

Search for spring songbirds in these productive parks. A good day can yield a dozen or more species of warbler and other migrants. These little-known Middlesex County hotspots provide green oases for migratory species. Warren Park (at the border of Woodbridge & Perth Amboy) has an excellent hardwood forest—complete with understory that is excellent for thrushes, vireos, and warblers; we’ll also visit the Oros Wildlife Preserve where pin oaks, brushy fields, and a large pond/wetland will complement the day’s bird list. Led by Scott Barnes and Patrick Belardo.

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High Point/Stokes Forest

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
High Point State Park Office, 1480 New Jersey 23
Sussex, NJ 07461 United States
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$20.00 - $25.00

Birding at one of the best places for nesting songbirds including many flycatchers, thrushes, and warblers. Great for birding by ear. Visit the extensive forests of northwestern NJ. This is one of the best areas in NJ to find breeding birds like Cerulean Warblers, Yellow-throated Vireos, Blackburnian Warblers, Veeries, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers and more. This a great chance to experience and learn bird song in the field. Led by Carole Hughes and Chris Daly

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Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR

May 22 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, 723 Great Creek Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States
$20.00

Peak spring season for possibly large numbers of migratory shorebirds in breeding plumage, lots of herons and egrets. Also songbirds, migrants, and breeding species. Multiple habitats here ensure a good variety of birds Led by Mike Mandracchia and Hank Burk

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July 2021

Nature at Your own Pace! Quest 1: Amazing Animals

July 12 @ 8:00 am - July 16 @ 4:00 pm
NJ United States

Each Nature Quest includes a kit mailed to your child, interactive online chats with a Naturalist and at-home activities for endless fun! Amazing Animals Quest: New Jersey is home to so many amazing animals! A wide variety can be seen right in your own yard or local parks. Migrate with the birds, meet our live animal ambassadors, and hunt for animal tracks and signs in your neighborhood! Dates: July 12-16 Explore nature in your own space, at your own pace! Receive exclusive access to a virtual calendar for the week with daily nature-based activities to complete. Each activity will have step-by-step instructions or a video to guide you. An exploration kit will be mailed to your home with items to take on your adventures! Your camper will have opportunities to participate in virtual group activities, building community with other campers. Additionally, a NJA naturalist will host virtual chat sessions with campers on Monday and Friday. Continue exploring after camp week; with your own digital copy of our quest magazine, you’ll have loads of fun ideas! Cost per Quest $35 members (NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory) $60 non-members (includes an introductory family membership) Have more than one child? Each additional Quest package of the same title - $5 Group discounts available. Please email [email protected] for pricing. Questions? Contact [email protected]

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Nature at Your own Pace! Quest 2: Water Wonders

July 19 @ 8:00 am - July 23 @ 4:00 pm
NJ United States

Each Nature Quest includes a kit mailed to your child, interactive online chats with a Naturalist and at-home activities for endless fun! Water Wonders Quest: Go with the flow! Explore how water travels through winding rivers and streams and how wetlands act like sponges. Visit the beach and play in puddles as you dive into the watery worlds many creatures call home. Dates: July 19-23 Explore nature in your own space, at your own pace! Receive exclusive access to a virtual calendar for the week with daily nature-based activities to complete. Each activity will have step-by-step instructions or a video to guide you. An exploration kit will be mailed to your home with items to take on your adventures! Your camper will have opportunities to participate in virtual group activities, building community with other campers. Additionally, a NJA naturalist will host virtual chat sessions with campers on Monday and Friday. Continue exploring after camp week; with your own digital copy of our quest magazine, you’ll have loads of fun ideas! Cost per Quest $35 members (NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory) $60 non-members (includes an introductory family membership) Have more than one child? Each additional Quest package of the same title - $5 Group discounts available. Please email [email protected] for pricing. Questions? Contact [email protected]

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August 2021

Nature at Your own Pace! Quest 3: Crazy Crawly Critters

August 2 @ 8:00 am - August 6 @ 4:00 pm
NJ United States

Each Nature Quest includes a kit mailed to your child, interactive online chats with a Naturalist and at-home activities for endless fun! Crazy Crawly Critters Quest: Don’t squish that bug! Instead, let’s look a little closer. Whether exploring your yard and neighborhood, rolling a log, shaking a branch, or wading into wetlands there are fascinating critters ready to be discovered. You’ll also have the chance to meet a living fossil! Dates: August 2-6 Explore nature in your own space, at your own pace! Receive exclusive access to a virtual calendar for the week with daily nature-based activities to complete. Each activity will have step-by-step instructions or a video to guide you. An exploration kit will be mailed to your home with items to take on your adventures! Your camper will have opportunities to participate in virtual group activities, building community with other campers. Additionally, a NJA naturalist will host virtual chat sessions with campers on Monday and Friday. Continue exploring after camp week; with your own digital copy of our quest magazine, you’ll have loads of fun ideas! Cost per Quest $35 members (NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory) $60 non-members (includes an introductory family membership) Have more than one child? Each additional Quest package of the same title - $5 Group discounts available. Please email [email protected] for pricing. Questions? Contact [email protected]

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Nature at Your own Pace! Quest 4: Outdoor Adventures

August 9 @ 8:00 am - August 13 @ 4:00 pm
NJ United States

Each Nature Quest includes a kit mailed to your child, interactive online chats with a Naturalist and at-home activities for endless fun! Outdoor Adventures Quest: Practice the skills needed to be a responsible explorer! Learn how to build a shelter and set a trail. Discover where you may find fish and how to catch them with homemade tools. Use the sun to tell time, play with shadows, and make plants grow! Dates: August 9-13 Explore nature in your own space, at your own pace! Receive exclusive access to a virtual calendar for the week with daily nature-based activities to complete. Each activity will have step-by-step instructions or a video to guide you. An exploration kit will be mailed to your home with items to take on your adventures! Your camper will have opportunities to participate in virtual group activities, building community with other campers. Additionally, a NJA naturalist will host virtual chat sessions with campers on Monday and Friday. Continue exploring after camp week; with your own digital copy of our quest magazine, you’ll have loads of fun ideas! Cost per Quest $35 members (NJ Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory) $60 non-members (includes an introductory family membership) Have more than one child? Each additional Quest package of the same title - $5 Group discounts available. Please email [email protected] for pricing. Questions? Contact [email protected]

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