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Forsythe NWR Shorebird Trip

May 22, 2021 – 8 participants, high cloud cover and good temperatures. Trip was timed to coincide with high tide at 8:00 AM for maximum shorebird volume potential. 2 other bird groups were there too- Atlantic Audubon and NJ Audubon Trip Leaders: Yong Kong, Harvey Tomlinson and Marc Chelemer This trip was not for the faint of heart. Trip leader(s) …

Heislerville Shorebird Field Trip

May 9, 2021 – 10 participants, overcast conditions. Trip was timed to coincide with high tide at 8:00 AM for maximum shorebird volume potential. The dike road is closed for repairs so we met at the Matt’s Landing shell parking lot and walked the road rather than drive around the impoundments. Trip Leaders: Linda Widdop, Harvey Tomlinson and Yong Kong …

DVOC Field Trip to Cape May NJ – April 23, 2021

Trip Leaders: George Armistead, Tom Reed, Liam Hart The DVOC field trip on April 23 to Cape May was a great success. 11 of us enjoyed a nice morning flight at the Springwatch, with DVOC secretary Barb Bassett and CMBO‘s Tom Reed hosting us. We had good views of gannets, American Oystercatcher, both loons, and a Parasitic Jaeger fly-by, before …

Lorimer Park Spring Bird Walks (8 weeks)

8 week bird walk series starting at Moredon Rd parking lot running on consecutive Weds to watch spring migration. April 7, 2021 – 6 participants, overcast conditions. The group was treated to a pair of Eastern Phoebes looking to nest under the foot bridge, American Kestral sitting on a fence post in Fox Chase Farm north pasture, 2 Pine Warblers …

Lakehurst – June 21, 2018

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Field Trip June 21, 2018 We have had another successful field trip to the drop zone and ponds at Lakehurst. Twenty three members and guests were met by John Joyce, the Base Conservation Officer. He escorted us through security and lead us to the drop zone. The weather was overcast with a few sprinkles, which is excellent …

North Shore – February 25th 2017 – Field Trip Report

By Well, I had checked the forecast, and the rain wasn’t supposed to hit until 5:00PM or so. I thought great! Razorbill can be seen through mid March in NJ. I knew it would be challenging today with the waves – the SE winds had the ocean kicked up. What I didn’t realize – and probably not the forecasters – …

North Shore – February 11th 2017 – Field Trip Report

Our trip to the North Shore region enjoyed excellent weather! Usually this area is cold and blustery. With bodies of water mainly frozen. We had 45 to 50 degrees and light SW winds for most of the day. Wow! Diversity of waterfowl has been low this year. With the warm winter, a lot of species did not come south as …