UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS

Thursday, August 24, 6:00 pm
Evening bird walk at Sandy Hook; meet in meet in "M" lot (northernmost parking area)

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Saturday, September 16, 10:00 am
Butterflies and Birds of Tatum Park, Middletown; meet in main parking area, Holland Road

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Satuday, October 7,
8 am - 5 pm

Sandy Hook "Big Sit," Migration Watch platform near North Pond, Parking Lot "M"

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Saturday, October 14, 10 am
Fall Birding at Sandy Hook, meet in old Visitor Center parking lot, 1.3 miles north of park entrance

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Satuday, November 11, 8 am
Bird Banding Demonstration on Sandy Hook; meet at banding station, grassy field just south of parkinig lot "M"

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Saturday, December 9, 10 am
Late fall birding at Sandy Hook, meet in old Visitor Center parking lot, 1.3 miles north of park entrance

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Saturday, February 10, 10 am
Winter birds of Sandy Hook, meet in old Visitor Center parking lot, 1.3 miles north of park entrance

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Saturday, March 10, 5:30 pm
"Timberdoodle Walk" (for American Woodcock) at Big Brook Park,
Rte. 520, Marlboro; meet in main parking lot

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Saturday, April 14,
10 am

Spring migration at Sandy Hook, meet in old Visitor Center parking lot, 1.3 miles north of park entrance

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Saturday, May 5,
8:15 am

Spring migration-palooza at Allaire State Park, meet in main parking area (by historic village)


Spend an evening on Sandy Hook with Monmouth County Audubon Society August 24

Sandy Hook, NJJoin 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, August 24, 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 – in August, the fall shorebird migration is already underway – and we may be able to sneak a peek at Piping Plovers, the endangered shorebirds that nest at Sandy Hook.”

Anyone interested in participating in the event can meet at 6:00 pm in parking lot "M," which is the northernmost parking lot on Sandy Hook (5.7 miles from the entrance gate). Follow Hartshorne Drive, the main park road, north to Atlantic Avenue, then right on Ford Road to parking lot M.

The trip is open to both members and non-members of the Monmouth County Audubon Society, and participation is free. 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. Insect repellent also is recommended. The walk will take place light rain or shine. Pets are not permitted.

Visit Tatum Park with Monmouth County Audubon Society September 16

Great Spangled FrittilaryJoin the Monmouth County Audubon Society for a late summer butterfly and bird walk at Tatum Park in Middletown. The event will take place on Sunday, Saturday 16, starting at 10:00 am.

Tatum Park has 366 acres of rolling hills, open fields and bird-filled woods, as well as two Activity Centers, a playground and miles of scenic trails, for area residents to enjoy. The park is named for the Tatum family, who donated 73 acres of property to the county in 1973. Walkers, runners, bicyclists and equestrians can watch the colors change each season on winding paths through stands of tulip trees, and red and chestnut oaks. Or, enjoy the quiet landscape on trails through beautiful fields and meadows. Our group will concentrate on the meadows, where we hope to see migrating Monarch butterflies along with many other butterfly species. Bird migration will be well underway at this time, also, and birds that may be seen include sparrows, warblers, songbirds and raptors.

Anyone interested in participating in the event can meet at 10:00 am in the main parking area off Holland Road.

The trip is open to both members and non-members of the Monmouth County Audubon Society, and participation is free. 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. The walk will take place light rain or shine. Pets are not permitted.

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. 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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