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Friends for the Abbott Marshlands: Island Trail, Roebling Park, 1st Saturday Walk 10:00 am
Friends for the Abbott Marshlands: Island Trail, Roebling Park, 1st Saturday Walk @ Roebling Park
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am
Island Trail, Roebling Park, 1st Saturday Walk Friends for the Abbott Marshlands A field walk on Saturday, September 1, at 10:00 AM. Join guide Kelly Rypkema for the first 1st Saturday Abbott Marshlands Walk – A[...]
Edwin Forsythe NWR (Brigantine) 9:00 am
Edwin Forsythe NWR (Brigantine) @ Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, Visitor Center
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am
A field trip on Saturday, September 8, at 9:00 AM,led by Jim Myers and Brad Merritt. We start our fall field trip season at the fascinating location of Brigantine, located off Rt. 9 in Oceanville. The Brig[...]
Bird Banding at Featherbed Lane 8:00 am
Bird Banding at Featherbed Lane @ Featherbed Lane Bird Banding Station
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am
A field trip on Sunday, September 16, at 8:00 am led by Mark Witmer and Hannah Suthers. Registration is required and limited to 12 persons. Contact Brad Merritt, 609-921-8964. To experience the excitement of seeing beautiful[...]
St. Michael’s Farm Preserve, Hopewell 8:00 am
Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve 8:00 am
Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve @ Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am
A field trip on Saturday, September 30, at 8:00 am led by Sharyn Magee and Brad Merritt. The Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve, 164 acres of grasslands and woodlands in Somerset Co., is home to sensitive species,[...]
A field trip on Saturday, May 19, at 8:00 AM led by Andrew Bobe and 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 Sunday, May 20, at 8:00 am, led by Pat Sziber and Franta Broulik.
Directions: Pennington-Washington Crossing Road (Rt. 546) to the intersection of Route 29. Turn right, go two miles to Fiddler’s Creek Road. Turn right to parking area. 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 Pat Sziber at 609-737-1189.
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 10, at 8:00 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 Andrew Bobe.
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.
A field trip on Saturday, June 30, 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.
A field trip on Saturday, August 25, at 9:00 am led by Brad Merritt.
Join us as we look for migrating shorebirds.. We hope to see shorebirds, such as Baird’s, Pectoral, Upland and Buff-breasted Sandpipers, Golden and Black-bellied Plovers, in addition to sparrows and Horned Larks.
Directions: Take I-195 exit 8, head north on CR 539, Old York Rd. Turn right on Herbert Rd, then right on Sharon Station Rd. Parking lot is on left in Union transportation Trail lot. May also visit Mercer Corporate Park nearby so no end time. Please contact Brad Merritt 609-921-8964 to register.
Island Trail, Roebling Park, 1st Saturday Walk
Friends for the Abbott Marshlands
A field walk on Saturday, September 1, at 10:00 AM. Join guide Kelly Rypkema for the first 1st Saturday Abbott Marshlands Walk – A Prescription for Better Health. Take walk on the Island Trails at Roebling Park.
1st Saturday walks are offered by Friends for the Abbott Marshlands and cosponsored by WCAS, RWJ Hospital–Hamilton, Tulpehaking Nature Ctr, D&R Canal State Park & Bordentown Twp. Environmental Commission
A field trip on Saturday, September 8, at 9:00 AM,led by Jim Myers and Brad Merritt.
We start our fall field trip season at the fascinating location of Brigantine, located off Rt. 9 in Oceanville. The Brig offers great viewing access to migrating shore birds, terns, raptors, waterfowl, herons and egrets. The occasional uncommon bird is always a possibility! For more info, call Brad Merritt 609-921-8964.
Directions: Garden State Parkway south to exit 48, Rte. 9 south for approx. 5 miles. Look for Brig Forsythe NWR sign at light. Turn left onto Great Creek Road and meet in the Visitor Center parking area.
A field trip on Sunday, September 16, at 8:00 am led by Mark Witmer and Hannah Suthers. Registration is required and limited to 12 persons. Contact Brad Merritt, 609-921-8964.
To experience the excitement of seeing beautiful birds, such as Black-throated Blue or Magnolia Warblers, in the hand, join us for this unique field trip. This trip will expose you to the ongoing research conducted by Hannah Suthers and her volunteers during fall migration. For over 40 years, Hannah has been banding on this site during the nesting season through fall migration and has documented the progression of habitat from fields to forest. You’ll see the entire process of bird banding, learn about the data collected, and find out more about the common birds you see daily. As time permits, we will also explore the wooded habitat for other migrants.
Directions: Registered participants will receive information regarding meeting location.