UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS
Saturday, December 9, 10 am
Saturday, February 10, 10 am
Saturday, March 10, 5:30 pm
Saturday, April 14,
Saturday, May 5,
Audubon Society plans Sandy Hook bird walk for December 9
Have you ever seen a Snow Bunting? How about a Northern Harrier, a Yellow-rumped Warbler or a Long-tailed Duck?
These, and many other varieties of birds, can be seen when the Monmouth County Audubon Society hosts a bird walk on Sandy Hook on Saturday, December 9.
The trip will be led by members of the Monmouth County Audubon Society, all very familiar with Sandy Hook and its birds. “Many species of ducks which breed in the Arctic spend the winter in the area,” explains Stuart Malmid, one of the leaders of the bird walk. “They seek protection in the coves along Sandy Hook and usually remain here most of the winter. In addition, hawks continue to hunt here all winter, and they’re fascinating to watch. And we don’t discount the possibility of seeing some really rare birds. It takes some patience to find one rare duck in a flock of several hundred, but the more eyes searching the flock, the better our chances.”
Anyone interested in participating in the event can meet at 10:00 am in the parking lot by the old Visitor Center, 1.8 miles north of the park entrance.
About our field trips
MCAS field trips are open to both members and non-members of the Monmouth County Audubon Society, and admission is always free. (Some trips occasionally require admission fees to parks, or special fares. These will be noted.) Advance registration is not required. 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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