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Sandy Hook Bird Walk

  • Sandy Hook Visitor Center 100 Hartshorne Dr Highlands, NJ, 07732 (map)

Join our 2-hour walk to look for arriving spring migrants. Enjoy the spectacle of migration when birds are passing through to their breeding grounds, including many that are arriving from the tropics where they spent the winter. Expect to walk 1 mile, wear layers, bring binoculars.

The trip will be led by members of the Monmouth County Audubon Society who are familiar with Sandy Hook and its birds. Linda Mack, past MCAS president and Sandy Hook trip leader, explains, “The lure of Sandy Hook isn’t just the birds. Sandy Hook is a peaceful, beautiful natural area with a variety of interesting habitats to explore. And spring is one of the best times to visit,” she concludes, “because of the abundance of birds and wildlife. Falcons such as the American Kestrel and Peregrine Falcon migrate north along the coast. The songbirds begin arriving in late March, along with the Osprey (listed as “Threatened” by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection) and the federally threatened Piping Plover.”

Anyone interested in participating in the event can meet at 10:00 am in the parking lot by the old Visitor Center, 1.8 miles north of the park entrance.

In case of a questionable weather forecast, check the organization’s website after 6pm the evening before the trip for updates.