Club and Other Field Trips

There are many field trips held throughout the year.These are also open to the public and anyone is welcome to join.

Sometimes the leader will request that you get in contact with them before the trip so that they can get a head count.Please read the details provided for each individual trip.

 


Birding Hike at Tilcon Lake in Allamuchy Mountain State Park

Join us for a half-day birding hike on Sunday, May 20, 2018.  We will meet at 9:00 AM at the Sussex Branch Trail parking lot off Waterloo Road near the intersection with Continental Drive, then carpool to the Tilcon Lake access.

Tilcon Lake was part of an active quarry in the past, but is now part of Allamuchy Mountain State Park. The trails in this area are mostly flat and even, though there are some areas with gravel or small rocks. Some portions of the trails are quite close to the Musconetcong River, allowing good viewing of the water. Many species of birds, including waterfowl, swallows, bald eagle, belted kingfisher, and warblers, have been seen in this area. Bank swallows have been known to nest here; with scopes, we should be able to view the swallows without disturbing them. We will also check an area where great blue herons have their rookery. May is such a fantastic birding month, and the nesting season will be well in progress, so we may be treated to the unexpected!

Please bring binoculars and a scope if you have one. 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. Dress in layers for the weather; this trip is rain or shine. All ages welcome; those 17 or under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

If you have any questions regarding this trip, please contact leader Michael Livesey at mrlivesey@verizon.net or 973 903 6219.