UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS

Saturday, May 19,
8:00 - 11:00 am

Bird Watching Cruise on the Navesink River,
sailing on the Mariner, leaves from Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor, Pier 1, Slip 5 (reservations and payment required)

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Thursday, June 21
6:00 pm

Sandy hook Summer Evening Bird Walk, meet in old Visitor Center parking lot, 1.8 miles north of park entrance

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Thursday, July 19
6:00 pm

Sandy hook Summer Evening Bird Walk, meet in "M" lot (northernmost parking area)

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Thursday, August 16
6:00 pm

Sandy hook Summer Evening Bird Walk, meet in "M" lot (northernmost parking area)


Bird watching cruise on the Navesink River May 19
***SOLD OUT***

The Mariner / Classic Boat RidesThe Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is pleased to announce a BIRD WATCHING cruise on the Navesink River on Saturday, May 19.

A Monmouth County Audubon guide will participate on this inaugural bird watching cruise aboard the Classic Boat Rides' MARINER from 8:00 am to 11:00 am.

Starting at 0800 in Atlantic Highlands, we will view the Raritan Bay birds and then take advantage of the low tide to view the birds on the Rumson Reach tidal flats, move upstream on the Navesink to view the various osprey nests and hopefully see the Eagle on its morning run from Swimming river to the shore, all in the comfort of the Mariner with breakfast served.

Bird identification and information will be provided by an Audubon guide.

Cost is $40 per person, breakfast included (coffee, juice, bagels, muffins, fruit) aboard. Mimosas and Bloody Marys can be purchased at the onboard bar. Bring binoculars and cameras.

Maximum number is 40 people. Advance registration is required. REGISTER HERE.

Spend an evening on Sandy Hook with Monmouth County Audubon Society June 21

Join the Monmouth County Audubon Society for a summer evening bird walk to look for nesters and shorebirds on Sandy Hook. The event will take place on Thursday, June 21, starting at 6:00 pm.

The trip will be led by members of the Monmouth County Audubon Society who are familiar with Sandy Hook and its birds. “The evening is a great time to explore the quieter areas of Sandy Hook,” explains Linda Mack, trip leader and past president of the Monmouth County Audubon Society. “We never know what we will discover on these summer walks – herons, shorebirds, Ospreys and gulls are all regulars – and we may be able to sneak a peek at Piping Plovers, the endangered shorebirds that nest on Sandy Hook.”

Anyone interested in participating in the event can meet at 6:00 pm in the parking lot of the old Sandy Hook Visitor’s Center, just north of Lot E (1.8 miles from the park entrance).

Participants should bring binoculars and field guides and should dress appropriately for the weather, including clothing suitable for rain if the forecast is questionable. Insect repellent also is recommended. The walk will take place light rain or shine.

About our field trips

MCAS field trips are open to both members and non-members of the Monmouth County Audubon Society, and admission is free. (Some trips occasionally require admission fees to parks, or special fares. These will be noted.) Advance registration is not required. (The May 19 field trip is an exception, since MCAS is not sponsoring this trip.) Participants should bring binoculars and field guides and should dress appropriately for the weather, including clothing suitable for rain if the forecast is questionable. Conditions along the coast can be blustery and unpredictable at this time of year. Pets are not permitted. Why?

In case of inclement weather...

We try to run our field trips even if there are showers predicted. However, in the event of severe weather that would affect the safety of the group and restrict travel, trips are occasionally postponed or cancelled. The decision on whether or not to hold a field trip will be made by 6:00 pm the night before. In the event of a cancelled or postponed event, we will post a notice on this page as well as our Facebook page. Please check back if there are any questions.

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