Sussex Co. Birding Sites

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Birding the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA) landfill

The landfill is located on Route 94 just north of the intersection with Route 15. Operating hours are between 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

No birding is permitted at SCMUA before or after those hours. Masks and other Covid-19 guidelines apply when you are near other people on the site.

Enter the landfill from Route 94.
Take the first left turn to the Administration Building.

Enter the lobby, add your name to the sign-in sheet, & call the receptionist (973-579-6998, then dial 0) to find out where birding is permitted that day. Permitted location(s) may change daily. Sign out & call the receptionist again when you leave.

SCMUA is one of the best areas in Sussex County to watch & study gulls, crows, & vultures. Bald Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks, & other raptors can also be seen there.