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Assunpink Wildlife Management Area 8:30 am
Assunpink Wildlife Management Area @ Assunpink Wildlife Management Area
Mar 11 @ 8:30 am
A field trip on Saturday, March 11, at 8:30 am, led by John Maret and Andrew Bobe. This is the time to start looking for migrating waterfowl and other northern-bound birds in this productive local[...]
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Washington Crossing State Park 1:30 pm
Washington Crossing State Park @ Washington Crossing State Park
Mar 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
A field trip on Sunday, March 19, at 1:30-3:30 pm, led by Wayne Henderek and Franta Broulik. We will walk a few of the many trails in the park looking for spring migrants and resident[...]
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Rick Wright: Preface to the Spring Sparrow Migration 8:00 pm
Rick Wright: Preface to the Spring Sparrow Migration @ Stainton Hall at Pennington School
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rick Wright: Preface to the Spring Sparrow Migration @ Stainton Hall at Pennington School | Pennington | New Jersey | United States
Rick Wright: Preface to the Spring Sparrow Migration Refreshments served at 7:30 pm; program begins at 8:00 pm. Rick Wright speaker
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Cumberland County @ Princeton Shopping Center carpool meeting place
Mar 25 all-day
All day field trip on Saturday, March 25, led by Brad Merritt. We leave at 7:30 am from the Rite-Aid in the Princeton Shopping Center. This trip to Cumberland County in South Jersey for early[...]
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Mercer Meadows Pole Farm @ Mercer Meadows Pole Farm
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

A field trip on Saturday, April 1, at 8:00 am, led by Sharyn Magee.

Come with us as we walk the paths and compare the flora and fauna to that of Rosedale. Park Known for years as the AT&T Overseas Transmission Station, it is more familiarly called The Pole Farm.

Directions to Mercer Meadows: From the traffic light at Manors Corner shopping center on Pennington-Lawrenceville Rd, take Keefe Rd toward Princeton for 1.1 miles to the bend where it meets Cold Soil Rd. We will meet at the entrance located at the intersection of Keefe and Cold Soil Roads.

For additional information, call Brad Merritt at 609-921-8964.

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Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed: Vernal Pools of the Sourland Mountains @ To be announced
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Senior Naturalist Allison Jackson on an exploratory hike of vernal pools in the Sourland Mountains. Waterproof boots/shoes are necessary. This program does not meet at the Watershed Reserve. Directions to meet up site and parking will be given to registered participants. Register with SBMWA, call 609-737-7592.

Co-sponsored with Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve.

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Peace Valley Prowl @ Peace Valley Nature Center
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am

A field trip on Sunday, April 9, at 9:00 am, led by Brad Merritt.

We’ll walk the trails in this Bucks County Park looking for waterfowl, raptors, and early migrating warblers.

Directions: Route 202 South toward Doylestown. Right onto Route 313, proceed west for 4 miles. Left on New Galena Road, then first left onto Chapman Road. Go to the parking lot across from the Nature Center. For more info, call Brad Merritt at 609-921-8964.

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SPLASH Steamboat Birding Cruise on the Delaware @ Splash
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Tickets: $22/adults; $15/ages 8–18/and college students with valid ID

Rain Date Sunday, April 23, 2017

Directions and Parking from: www.steamboatclassroom.org/contact

The steamboat dock is located on an access road behind the Inn at Lambertville Station. When using GPS or Google Maps, you will need to use the Lambertville Station address: 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530. Then follow the local directions bellow.

From the Lambertville Station Lot:

1. From Bridge Street, turn into the parking lot at the Lambertville Station Restaurant. 

2. Drive past the left side of the Inn at Lambertville Station (the big hotel on the river). After you pass the hotel, bear right at the fork in the driveway. Stay on the macadam access road.

3. Pass all the outboard motor boats along the shoreline and go to the end of that road (about 200 yards) where you will see a boat launch ramp leading down to the river and signs for the steamboat. The steamboat is right next to the boat launch ramp.

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Cars: Turn left and go 20 yards up a little hill past the red-brick, public rest rooms. Turn right and park anywhere (free parking).

Buses: Park along the road (do not block in any of the boat trailers)

Parking is free within the D & R Canal State Park in Lambertville, NJ.

GPS:

40°21’54.8″N 74°56’46.2″W

40.365221, -74.946161

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Abbott Marshlands @ Roebling Park at Abbott Marshlands
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am

A field trip on Saturday, April 29, at 8:00 am, led by Brad Merritt, Mary Leck, John Maret.

Roebling Park is a Mercer County park adjacent to the Hamilton/Trenton marsh. We will see how the marsh and its wildlife come out for spring. For more info, contact Brad Merritt at 609-921-8964.

Directions: Take South Broad St. to Sewell Ave. turn onto Sewell at traffic light; at road’s end, turn left and continue downhill to parking lot. Please see the Friends for the Abbott Marshlands website (www.marsh-friends.org) for listings of additional outings that complement those of WCAS. Cosponsor: The Friends for the Abbott Marshlands.

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Mt. Rose Preserve @ Mt. Rose Preserve
Apr 30 @ 7:00 am

A field trip on Saturday, April 30, at 7:00 am, led by Sharyn Magee and Juanita Hummel.

Mt. Rose Preserve, in Hopewell Township, can be an excellent spot in the spring for songbirds.

Directions: The Preserve is located off Carter Road, south of the Cherry Valley Rd intersection. Entrance will be found on west side of Carter Rd.

Cosponsor: The Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space.

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Garret Mountain Reservation @ Garret Mountain Reservation
May 6 @ 7:30 am – 2:00 pm

A field trip on Saturday, May 6, at 7:30 am–2:00 pm, led by Brad Merritt and Sharyn Magee.

Garret Mountain Reservation, a Passaic County Park, located just south of Paterson, NJ, can be an excellent spot in the spring for the songbird migration.

Directions: From I-80 exit 56A, turn right on Rifle Camp Road. At Mountain Ave, turn left ( army tank and reservoir on left) and go 0.3 miles to the entrance to Garret Mountain Reservation. Go right up hill to a large parking area. From Somerville, roughly 45 miles.

Bring a lunch. We may also visit Rifle Camp Park, which is adjacent to Garret Mountain. For additional information, call Brad Merritt at 609-921-8964.

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve Natural Craft FUN-shop @ Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

An event on Saturday, May 6, at 10:00-noon

Join us for a short walk on the Reserve to collect natural materials such as acorns, pinecones, pods and vines, which we will then use to create fanciful and whimsical crafts! Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington. Register with SBMWA, call 609-737-7592.

Co-sponsored with Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve.

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Princeton Institute Woods @ Rogers Wildllife Refuge next to Princeton Institute Woods
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

A field trip on Sunday, May 7, at 8:00 am, led by Mark Witmer and Brad Merritt.

Two trips are offered to the Institute Woods, an excellent place to observe the spring migration of warblers and other songbirds. The second trip is Saturday, May 20.

Directions: From Princeton take Alexander Street toward Route 1. At the bend before the canal turn right on West Drive. Go a short distance on West Drive and park near the entrance to Rogers Wildlife Refuge.

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Birdathon
May 13 all-day

This is the first call for our 2017 Birdathon, to be held on Saturday, May 13! Spring will be here sooner than we know and WCAS Birdathon ‘17 will take place at the height of spring migration. Our sole fundraiser of the year will bring together people who love birds and the environment for a friendly competition to spot as many species as possible in a day.

We will be asking our members, friends and neighbors for donations, which will all go toward support of local educational outreach, research and conservation efforts. Your generous Birdathon donations fund programs and research that will further our understanding of both our resident and migrating bird species and enable us to share birding insights with you in a variety of community offerings.

Participate! We want to build on last year’s team effort. You can join a guided team in heading to hot spots such as Baldpate, The Pole Farm, or the Princeton Institute Woods. Look for more information in the next newsletter.

Become a team leader—naturalists who will head out into the field and lead a small group of members and friends around your favorite Birdathon locations. We’ll help coordinate your team and support donation collection.

If you would like to volunteer to lead a team, email Juanita Hummel at contact.wcas@gmail.com.

Join us in bringing the fun of Birdathon to everyone …enjoy a day outdoors and tally bird species and