Join CMBO Naturalists on this Special Field Trip at the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge's Two Mile Beach Unit for some exciting late fall birding. We'll see shorebirds, gulls, and waterfowl as we walk the beach to the Cold Spring Jetty, where we'll look for Great Cormorant and Purple Sandpiper. We'll go to the duck blind overlooking the salt ponds, and if there's time, we'll visit a nearby back bay location for other wintering waterfowl. Saturday, December 9 1:00 - 4:00 PM Cost: $15 members, $20 nonmembers Register now at: CMBO Programs
Ducks and other waterfowl are massing, Northern Harriers, and perhaps Short-eared Owls, will be hunting. Eagles and Rough-legged Hawks are also possible. Join Janet Crawford, Karen Johnson, and other CMBO naturalists on this Special Field Trip at Brigantine, a.k.a. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. After birding the refuge the group will head to nearby Mott's Creek for raptor watching. A refuge pass ($4; can be purchased that day), Golden Age Pass, or federal duck stamp will be required for each vehicle to enter the NWR.
Join us as we explore the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge's Two Mile Beach Unit. Formerly a part of the Coast Guard base, just south of Wildwood Crest, the Two Mile Beach Unit contains barrier island (with beachfront) habitat, tidal ponds, and some of the last remnants of maritime forest habitats in southern New Jersey. As we walk the beach to the Cold Spring jetty, we'll see shorebirds, gulls, and waterfowl, as well as offshore migrants such as Northern Gannett and scoters. We'll also visit the duck blind to view the salt ponds for wintering ducks and raptors. If time allows, we'll visit a nearby back bay location for additional wintering waterfowl.
Come with us on a wonderful exploration of the very best birding sites in Cumberland County. The final route will depend on the latest bird news, but our search for an array of ducks, raptors, and much more could include any of the following hotspots: East Point for migrant raptors and other birds; the "Bluffs" on the Maurice river; the Natural Lands Trust's Peek Preserve and other little-known spots in Cumberland County.
Sunday, November 5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$24 members, $32 nonmembers