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Delaware Water Gap, North Jersey 7:00 am
Delaware Water Gap, North Jersey @ Kittatinny Point Visitor Center
Jun 1 @ 7:00 am
A field trip along Old Mine Road led by Brad Merritt. This trip involves driving to numerous stops along Old Mine Rd. looking for Cerulean Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Hybrid Warblers, Acadian and Least Flycatchers plus[...]
Washington Crossing State Park 8:30 am
Assunpink Wildlife Management Area 8:30 am
Assunpink Wildlife Management Area @ Assunpink Wildlife Management Area
Jun 15 @ 8:30 am
A field trip on Saturday, June 16, at 8:30 am, led by John Maret and Brad Merritt. We will seek resident birds, such as blue grosbeaks, orchard orioles, and cedar waxwings, and butterflies. Directions: East[...]
A field trip on Saturday, April 27, at 8:00AM led by Brad Merritt, John Maret, and Mary Leck. Roebling Park is a Mercer County park adjacent to the Hamilton/Trenton marsh. We plan to walk the trails in search of spring migrants. 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. For additional outings that complement WCAS, see the Friends for the Abbott Marshlands website. Co-sponsored by Friends for the Abbott Marshlands.
A field trip on Saturday, April 21, at 8:00 AM led by Juanita Hummel and Stephanie Fox. The combination of wooded riparian habitat, edge habitat and meadows mean that a large variety of birds can potentially be seen here, including early warblers, swallows, bluebirds, grassland sparrows, raptors and wood ducks. This field, bisected by a row of trees and bounded by the canal and the Delaware River, was part of a project to eliminate invasive plants and restore it as native grasslands. Co-sponsored with the D&R Canal State Park.
Directions: Park in the lot off Route 29 (River Rd) by canal crossing just north of Golden Nugget flea market. For more info, contact Brad Merritt at 609-921-8964.
A field trip on Saturday, May 4 led by Brad Merritt and Sharyn Magee. Carpool or caravan will depart Princeton Shopping Center at 7:00 am arriving at Garret by 9 AM to meet those driving up themselves. Trip will end around 2:00 pm for those who wish to stay into the afternoon.
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. We may also visit Rifle Camp Park, which is adjacent to Garret Mountain. Bring a lunch.
Directions: From I-80 exit 56A (Squirrelwood Road). 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.
For additional information, call Brad Merritt at 609-921-8964.
***CANCELLED DUE TO HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING FORECAST***
*** New this year — an early May field trip to Baldpate during heavy migration! ***
A field trip on Sunday, May 5, at 8:00 am, led by Sharyn Magee and Franta Broulik. Baldpate Mountain is home to an array of native plant communities and wildlife. Join this walk to find a diversity of nesting and migrating birds throughout its mature forest and open meadows. Sharyn Magee has been conducting breeding bird studies at Baldpate for nearly a decade.
Directions: Pennington-Washington Crossing Road (Rt. 546) to the intersection of Route 29. Turn right, go two miles to Fiddler’s Creek Road. Turn left into parking area with large sign. Or, from Church Road and Bear Tavern Road (Rt. 579), follow Church Road to right onto Fiddler’s Creek Rd. Continue to the parking area on your right. For more information, contact contact Brad Merritt at 609-921-8964.
Birdathon 2019, Saturday, May 11–Saturday, May 18
The main event will take place on Saturday, May 11 (rain date Sunday May 12), with guided walks to local hotspots in Mercer and Hunterdon counties. See our Birdathon page for more details: https://www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org/events/birdathon/
The Birdathon is our sole fund raiser each year, and we’ll be asking our members, friends and neighbors for donations, which all goes to support of local educational outreach, research and conservation efforts. Your generous donations fund programs and research that will further our understanding of our resident and migrating bird species and enable us to share birding insights with you in a variety of community programs that are free to all.
Please email Juanita Hummel at firstname.lastname@example.org
A field trip on Saturday, May 18 at 8:00 AM led by Brad Merritt.
The Institute Woods near the Institute for Advanced Study is an excellent place to observe the spring migration of warblers and other songbirds.
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.
A field trip on Saturday, May 25, at 8:00 AM led by Brad Merritt.
This 164-acre property between Skillmans Lane to the east, Bennetts Lane to the north, and the Six-mile Run Reservoir site to the west and south, contains 111 acres of grassland and 53 acres of woodland.
Directions: From 206 at Woods Tavern take 514 East (Amwell Road). From South Middlebush Road, turn onto Skillmans Lane. Entrance on west side of Skillmans Lane, between the two 90-degree curves.
A field trip along Old Mine Road led by Brad Merritt. This trip involves driving to numerous stops along Old Mine Rd. looking for Cerulean Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Hybrid Warblers, Acadian and Least Flycatchers plus an exploratory search for the rare Golden-winged Warbler.
To carpool meet at 7 AM at the Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St, Princeton, NJ 08540 (GPS: 40°21’43.7″N 74°39’00.2″W; 40.362263, -74.650170) OR meet rest of group at ~ 8:30 AM in the Delaware Water Gap at the:
Kittatinny Point Visitor Center
Columbia, NJ 07822
(GPS: 40.970188, -75.128242)
Google Maps directions to Kittatinny Point Visitor Center https://goo.gl/maps/8XWxfnW6BjJ2
Take the I-80 exit toward Appalachian Trail/Dunnfield Creek (2nd to last exit before PA)
Turn left toward River Rd (to go under I-80)
Turn right toward River Rd
Continue onto River Rd .4 miles
You must register with Brad Merritt, (609) 921-8964.
A field trip on Saturday, June 8 at 8:30 am, led by Wayne Henderek and Franta Broulik.
We will walk trails looking for spring migrants and resident birds in wooded areas and adjacent fields.
Directions: Off Washington Crossing–Pennington Road in Titusville. Follow signs to the Nature Center parking lot. For more info, call Brad Merritt at 609-921-8964.
A field trip on Saturday, June 16, at 8:30 am, led by John Maret and Brad Merritt.
We will seek resident birds, such as blue grosbeaks, orchard orioles, and cedar waxwings, and butterflies.
Directions: East on I-195 to exit 11, Imlaystown. North on Imlaystown Road 2.6 miles to parking area at Lake Assunpink. For more information, call Brad Merritt at 609-921-8964.