CMBO Program Registration

Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Welcome to our schedule of preregistered workshops and field trips for the Cape May Bird observatory. Please click on 'details' for a description of each program.  
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KICK OFF YOUR YEAR LIST 
 (20 remaining)  (details)

Cost: $32 nonmembers, $24 members (member discount taken at checkout)

With Program Director Brett Ewald and CMBO naturalists.  Meets at the Cape May Point State Park. Every bird is new today!  Recent years have produced over 70 species, including many seasonal highlights and rarities. We'll walk and carpool to multiple locations breaking for an hour or so for lunch and to warm up.  





Add to calendarTuesday, January 01, 2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Cape May Point State Park
$32.00

WINTERING HAWKS, EAGLES, AND OWLS with Brett Ewald
 (17 remaining)  (details)

Cost: $200 nonmembers, $150 members (member discount taken at checkout)

With CMBO Program Director Brett Ewald. Over ten species of diurnal raptors and owls are possible on this workshop, thanks to southern New Jersey mosaic of prey-rich habitats.  You'll see a lot of other great birds too, along with some of the most beautiful and remote landscapes on the Eastern Seaboard. Learn to find and recognize good wintering hawk and owl habitat. Past years have featured hunting Short-eared Owls and Rough-legged Hawks.  The bulk of this workshop is in the field, with an indoor session to heighten your understanding of wintering birds of prey.






Add to calendarSaturday, January 05, 2019 8:00 AM - Sunday, January 06, 2019 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: CMBO Center for Research and Education
$200.00

COASTAL BIRDING AT TWO MILE 
 (24 remaining)  (details)

Cost: $20 nonmembers, $15 members (member discount taken at checkout)

With Catherine Busch, Barb Bassett, and CMBO Naturalists. Come explore the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge's Two Mile Beach Unit's barrier island habitat where we'll see shorebirds, gulls, and waterfowl as well as offshore migrants such as Northern Gannett and scoters.  We'll walk the beach to the Cold Spring Jetty where we'll look for Great Cormorant and Purple Sandpiper.  We'll also visit the duck blind to view the salt ponds for ducks and raptors. 
 
Please arrive at the appointed time with a full tank of gas, as transportation to field sites is by private vehicles.





Add to calendarSaturday, January 12, 2019 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Two Mile Beach
$20.00

BRIGANTINE AND MOTT'S CREEK 
 (22 remaining)  (details)

Cost: $32 nonmembers, $24 members (member discount taken at checkout)

With Janet Crawford, Karen Johnson, and  CMBO naturalists. Edwin B. Forsythe NWR is a great place to see ducks, Northern Harriers, Short-eared Owls, eagles and Rough-legged Hawks.  After birding the refuge, the group will head to nearby Mott's Creek for raptor watching.  A refuge pass ($4; can be purchased that day), Golden Age Pass, or federal duck stamp will be required for each vehicle to enter the NWR. 

Please arrive at the appointed time with a full tank of gas, as transportation to field sites is by private vehicles.





Add to calendarSunday, January 27, 2019 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Forsythe WMA
$32.00

LONGTAILS IN LOVE
 (24 remaining)  (details)

Cost: $32 nonmembers, $24 members (member discount taken at checkout)

With Chuck and Mary Jane Slugg and CMBO Naturalists. Long-tailed Ducks court during the weeks surrounding Valentine's Day, with the males yodeling melodically to their mates.  We'll also search for Long-tailed Ducks and other waterfowl in the ocean, bays, inlets and ponds from Avalon to Cape May Harbor. 

Please arrive at the appointed time with a full tank of gas, as transportation to field sites is by private vehicles.





Add to calendarSaturday, February 09, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Avalon
$32.00

TECHNIQUES OF FIELD OBSERVATION with Michael O'Brien
 (24 remaining)  (details)

Cost: $120 nonmembers, $90 members (member discount taken at checkout)

With Michael O'Brien.  Sharpen your field skills in the workshop that every birder wishes they'd taken. Binoculars show you the bird. Field guides identify the bird.  But how many times have you studied a bird, only to discover that all of the information you gathered has evaporated by the time you get to the field guide, or that the one field mark you need to distinguish one from another was the one thing you failed to note?  This workshop will teach you how to look, record and recall and, most importantly, how to bird like an expert.  







Add to calendarSaturday, February 16, 2019 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Cape May Point State Park
$120.00

COASTAL BIRDING AT TWO MILE 
 (24 remaining)  (details)

Cost: $20 nonmembers, $15 members (member discount taken at checkout)

With CMBO Naturalists. Come explore the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge's Two Mile Beach Unit's barrier island habitat where we'll see shorebirds, gulls, and waterfowl as well as offshore migrants such as Northern Gannett and scoters.  We'll walk the beach to the Cold Spring Jetty where we'll look for Great Cormorant and Purple Sandpiper.  We'll also visit the duck blind to view the salt ponds for ducks and raptors. 
 
Please arrive at the appointed time with a full tank of gas, as transportation to field sites is by private vehicles.





Add to calendarSaturday, February 23, 2019 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Two Mile Beach
$20.00

WOODCOCK DANCE  (24 remaining)  (details)

Cost: $20 nonmembers, $15 members (member discount taken at checkout)

With Janet Crawford and Karen Johnson.  Meets at the Center for Research and Education for a brief indoor session, then travel to a nearby woodcock hotspot to witness the nuptial flight of the male American Woodcock.  Don't miss this wonderful and short-lived spring phenomenon.  

Please arrive at the appointed time with a full tank of gas, as transportation to field sites is by private vehicles and carpools.





Add to calendarSaturday, March 16, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: CMBO Center for Research
$20.00

POOR MAN'S PELAGIC  (30 remaining)  (details)

Cost: $32 nonmembers, $24 members (member discount taken at checkout)

Take the “poor man’s pelagic” across Delaware Bay aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry at a time of year when hundreds of Northern Gannets (up close and personal), loons, cormorants, gulls, terns and scoters concentrate in the bay. Meet CMBO naturalists at the Cape May Ferry landing for a half hour of birding from the landing. Ride the 1:00 boat to Delaware and return on the 2:45. Finish by birding at the jetty near the dock if time. PHOTO I.D. WILL BE REQUIRED.

The round-trip ferry fee is included in the field trip price, and as we will be travelling as foot passengers, you can park free of charge in the adjacent lot.

Registration for this event will close 3 days prior to the program date, due to the Ferry reservation procedure.



Add to calendarSaturday, March 23, 2019 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Cape May Ferry Terminal
$32.00

GULLS SIMPLIFIED with Michael O'Brien  (20 remaining)  (details)

Cost: $120 nonmembers, $90 members (member discount taken at checkout)

With Michael O'Brien.  This workshop combines time in the field learning the easy way to separate the four common winter gulls and practicing sifting flocks of gulls for something rare-perhaps even an Iceland Gull-with an indoor review of gull plumages, aging, and some rarer species. By the end, you'll learn to love gulls too!

We don’t preset an itinerary, but will explore those parts of Cape May County that regularly hold good numbers of gulls, such as Cape May Point, Cape May Harbor and the Cape May Ferry Terminal area. Final location decisions will be made by the leader, based on local knowledge and conditions at the time. We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. This workshop will also include an indoor learning session.




Add to calendarSaturday, March 30, 2019 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Cape May Point State Park
$120.00

BIRDS OF PEASLEE WMA 
 (24 remaining)  (details)

Cost: $32 nonmembers, $24 members (member discount taken at checkout)

Peaslee is an extension of Belleplain State Forest, but has its own charm and its own special areas that harbor a wonderful range of birds. Spend a whole morning with CMBO Naturalists and get to know some of the very best spots in this wonderful natural area – great for vireos, tanagers, warblers and much more!

Please arrive at the appointed time with a full tank of gas, as transportation to field sites is by private vehicles.





Add to calendarSunday, April 28, 2019 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: Belleplain HQ office
$32.00

SHOREBIRDS ON THE BAY
 (24 remaining)  (details)

Cost: $20 nonmembers, $15 members (member discount taken at checkout)

Join CMBO Naturalists on this special trip to Delaware Bayshore beaches - at the best time of year for migrating shorebirds, such as Red Knots and Ruddy Turnstones, stopping over to feed on Horseshoe Crab eggs before heading to the high arctic to breed.  We'll visit several protected shorebird hotspots in our search for shorebirds and Horseshoe Crabs in action!





Add to calendarMonday, May 13, 2019 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: CMBO Center for Research
$20.00

SHOREBIRDS ON THE BAY
 (24 remaining)  (details)

Cost: $20 nonmembers, $15 members (member discount taken at checkout)

Join CMBO Naturalists on this special trip to Delaware Bayshore beaches - at the best time of year for migrating shorebirds, such as Red Knots and Ruddy Turnstones, stopping over to feed on Horseshoe Crab eggs before heading to the high arctic to breed.  We'll visit several protected shorebird hotspots in our search for shorebirds and Horseshoe Crabs in action!





Add to calendarWednesday, May 22, 2019 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: CMBO Center for Research
$20.00

SHOREBIRDS ON THE BAY
 (24 remaining)  (details)

Cost: $20 nonmembers, $15 members (member discount taken at checkout)

Join CMBO Naturalists on this special trip to Delaware Bayshore beaches - at the best time of year for migrating shorebirds, such as Red Knots and Ruddy Turnstones, stopping over to feed on Horseshoe Crab eggs before heading to the high arctic to breed.  We'll visit several protected shorebird hotspots in our search for shorebirds and Horseshoe Crabs in action!





Add to calendarTuesday, May 28, 2019 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: CMBO Center for Research
$20.00

 

Contact Information

  • NJ Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory
    701 E. Lake Dr
    PO Box 3
    Cape May Point, NJ 08212
    Phone: 609-400-3864
    Email: cmboregistrar@njaudubon.org

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    Current NJ Audubon and Cape May Bird Observatory members receive a 25% savings off non-member price at checkout (type "YES" in member discount box).
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