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.


The Meadowlands Boat Trip date has been set:

Please join us on Tuesday, August 29th, as Capt. Hugh Carola and crew, of the Hackensack Riverkeeper, lead us on a boat tour of the Meadowlands in search of the diverse life found in this urban oasis. Herons, shorebirds, waterfowl, and other marsh life make their homes here, and fall migrants stop here to feed. Information on the Riverkeeper can be found at www.hackensackriverkeeper.org. (Rain date Thursday Aug. 31)

The trip begins from Laurel Hill County Park (accessible from the NJ Turnpike) in Secaucus at 11:00 AM and ends at about 1:30 PM. Cost is $22 per person. Trip is limited to 26 participants, age 4 or older. All those 17 or under must be accompanied by an adult. It’s suggested that younger children should be interested enough in birding/wildlife that they will enjoy a 2.5 hour trip.

 

Pre-registration before August 15th is required; please register with Marianne via email at sussexbirds@centurylink.net. More information will be provided upon registration

 


Fall Hawk Watch

Join Scott Rando on Saturday, Sept 23 (rain date Sept 24) on Sunrise Mountain for the 2017 SCBC Hawkwatch.  The peak of the broad-winged hawk migration historically occurs at Sunrise Mountain during this time, and if conditions are favorable, several hundred hawks may pass in streams and kettles.  Meet at the pavilion at 9 AM.   Bring lunch if you plan on staying for the day, and dress for the conditions; it’s usually much windier on the summit than other places.


Winter Eagle Trips

Dr SA. Marie Kuhnen Memorial Field Trip Series Search for Eagles, led by Jack Padalino on the first Sunday of Dec, Jan, Feb, and Mar.  There is no charge.

For more info on this winter’s eagle field trips, click here.