Club and Other Field Trips

Normally, there are many field trips held throughout the year. Most trips are free of charge and are open to the public as well as club members. Field trips in 2021 will be limited and subject to guidelines related to the Covid19 pandemic, including pre-registration and compliance with applicable guidelines, including wearing of masks and maintaining safe distances from others. Please read and follow the instructions provided for each listed field trip.

General information for all field trips: Unless specified otherwise, please bring binoculars; scopes are optional if you have them. Bring water or other non-alcoholic beverages; snacks or a lunch are up to you. Wear hiking boots or shoes; flip-flops are not recommended. Most trips are rain or shine. All ages are welcome, but those age 17 or under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Annual NJ North Shore Region/Dr. S. Marie Kuhnen Memorial Field Trip

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Open to members of the Sussex County Bird Club only. Pre-register with leader Jack Padalino via

Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Manasquan Inlet’s south jetty in Point Pleasant Beach. This full-day trip will conclude at Lake Takanassee in Long Branch. WEATHER PERMITTING – dress warmly, bring binoculars, field guides, and a lunch. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, face coverings and physical distancing are required. Car pooling is permitted only with those who live in the same household.


Dr. S Marie Kuhnen Memorial Field Trip Series – Search for Eagles in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Upper Delaware Scenic River

Remaining trips: Sundays, February 7 & 14, 2021 and March 7 & 14, 2021

Join leader John (Jack) Padalino, President Emeritus of the Pocono Environmental
Education Center (PEEC) and the Paul F-Brandwein Institute, to search for eagles, our natioanl symbol, by car caravan on the 1st & 2nd Sundays of Dec. 2020, Jan. 2021, Feb. 2021, and March 2021.

Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the PEEC parking lot, or 10:00 a.m. at the north entrance to the Delaware Water Gap Nat’l Recreation Area, Rt. 209 south, mile marker 20, Milford, PA. The search for eagles will conclude along the Lackawaxen River at about 4:00 p.m.

WEATHER PERMITTING – Dress warmly; face coverings and social distancing are required. Bring binoculars, field guides, and a lunch.

PLEASE REGISTER via eMail: or by calling: 845-325-0536

Eagle observation data we collect will be shared with the National Park Service, Sussex County Bird Club, Eagle Institute, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, and HMANA: Hawk Migration Association of North America. An Eagle Identification Field Guide and “Search for Eagles” activities publication will be provided by the Brandwein Institute.