We plan as many events as possible to get our members together for activities.
The public is more than welcome to join in any of these gatherings.
Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 10 am to 12 pm- Raptor Identification Workshop at the Wantage branch of the Sussex County Library. Workshop presented by Giselle Smisko, SCBC member and director of the Avian Wildlife Center. It will be followed by an afternoon hawk watch at Sunrise Mountain from 1 pm to 3 pm, led by Scott Rando of the SCBC. If you are new to hawk watching or want to hone your identification skills, this workshop will cover the basics and finer points of finding and identifying the hawk species that reside and migrate through New Jersey. Fall is an ideal time to enjoy hawk watching as thousands of birds pass through the state on their way to wintering locations. Live hawks from the Avian Wildlife Center will be featured in the presentation. Information on locations and times to watch the migration, species likely to be seen and those rarities that might arrive, plumage variations, and resources will be included. All participants will be invited to participate in a hawk watch at Sunrise Mountain to be held after the workshop. This workshop is free to SCBC members and is best suited for ages 10 and older; a parent or guardian must accompany all children ages 10-17. Pre-registration is required; directions and additional information will be sent with confirmation of registration. Class size limit 50 people. Please register on or before October 1st via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-members are also welcome to attend, but must email for more registration information.
Sunday, December 16, 2018 – the 67th annual Sussex Christmas Bird Count