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Delaware Water Gap, North Jersey 7:00 am
Delaware Water Gap, North Jersey @ Kittatinny Point Visitor Center
Jun 2 @ 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
Washington Crossing State Park @ Washington Crossing State Park
Jun 2 @ 8:30 am
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:[...]
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Assunpink Wildlife Management Area 8:30 am
Assunpink Wildlife Management Area @ Assunpink Wildlife Management Area
Jun 16 @ 8:30 am
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[...]
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Mercer Meadows Pole Farm 8:00 am
Mercer Meadows Pole Farm @ Mercer Meadows Pole Farm
Jun 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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[...]
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Mount Rose Preserve @ Mt. Rose Preserve
Apr 22 @ 7:00 am

A field trip on Sunday, April 22, at 7:00 AM led by Sharyn Magee and Beth Craighead. Mount Rose Preserve consists of 387 acres of meadows, shrub land, and forest. On this walk we will be looking for a variety of late fall migrants. With the diversity of habitat, this should be a naturalist’s treat. Directions: From Rosedale Road, turn right on Carter Road and continue approx. 3/4 mile. Entrance to preserve is on the left (west side) of Carter. For more information, contact Brad Merritt at 609-921-8964. Cosponsor with Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS). FoHVOS walks always start at 7 AM.

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Abbott Marshlands @ Roebling Park at Abbott Marshlands
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am

A field trip on Saturday, April 28, at 8:00AM led by Brad Merritt, John Maret, Mary Leck, Andrew Bobe. 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. For additional outings that complement WCAS, see the Friends for the Abbott Marshlands website. Co-sponsored by Friends for the Abbott Marshlands.

 

 

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Garret Mountain Reservation @ Garret Mountain Reservation
May 5 @ 7:30 am – 2:00 pm

A field trip on Saturday, May 5, 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. 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.

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Princeton Institute Woods @ Rogers Wildllife Refuge next to Princeton Institute Woods
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

A field trip on Sunday, May 6, at 8:00 am, led by Mark Witmer, Brad Merritt and Andrew Bobe.

The Institute Woods near the Institute for Advanced Study is an excellent place to observe the spring migration of warblers and other songbirds. Two dates are offered; select the most convenient for you.

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 12 all-day

Birdathon 2018, Saturday, May 12

This is the first call for Birdathon ’18! The main event will take place on Saturday May 12 (rain date Sunday May 13), with guided walks to local hotspots in Mercer and Hunterdon counties. New for this year will be additional events planned for the week leading up to The Big Day – look for details in our spring newsletter!

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.

We are looking for additional team leaders—naturalists who can head out into the field and lead a small group of members and friends around your favorite natural location(s). We’ll help coordinate your team and support donation collection. If you would like to volunteer or lead a team, please email Juanita Hummel or Brad Merritt at contact.wcas@gmail.com.

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Princeton Institute Woods @ Rogers Wildllife Refuge next to Princeton Institute Woods
May 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain @ Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain
May 20 @ 8:00 am

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.

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Delaware Water Gap, North Jersey @ Kittatinny Point Visitor Center
Jun 2 @ 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 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

1 I-80
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.

Washington Crossing State Park @ Washington Crossing State Park
Jun 2 @ 8:30 am

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.

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Assunpink Wildlife Management Area @ Assunpink Wildlife Management Area
Jun 16 @ 8:30 am

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.