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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WINTER WANDERINGS
 (20 remaining)  (details)

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

With Warren Cairo and CMBO Naturalists. Meets at one of the following locations each week-leaders choice-Cape May Point State Park, the Meadows, Two-Mile Beach, Cox Hall Creek or Stone Harbor. We'll go where the birding is best that week. Participants will be informed by email where to meet each week. 
 
Please arrive at the appointed time with a full tank of gas, as transportation to field sites is by private vehicles.





Add to calendarWednesday, February 21, 2018 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: Varied
$20.00

WOODCOCK DANCE  (19 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 17, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: CMBO Center for Research
$20.00

POOR MAN'S PELAGIC  (12 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 24, 2018 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Cape May Ferry Terminal
$32.00

GULLS SIMPLIFIED with Michael O'Brien  (16 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 31, 2018 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Cape May Point State Park
$120.00

SPRING MIGRATION SPECIAL with David La Puma (16 remaining)  (details)

Cost: $300 nonmembers, $225 members (member discount taken at checkout)

Join David La Puma to celebrate spring with migrating songbirds deposited by the night sky and shorebirds teeming on the mudflats. Hooded and Kentucky Warblers sing in the shadows of Belleplain State Forest, while Summer Tanagers “piki-tuck”ing overhead. Red Knots and Sanderlings feed in mosaics of rust and silver on the Delaware Bay shore, egrets and herons dot the back bay meadows. This workshop is all about diversity and focuses not only on identifying the birds, but also learning about their lives.

We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain.



Add to calendarFriday, May 04, 2018 7:00 AM - Sunday, May 06, 2018 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Cape May Point State Park
$300.00

BIRDING BY EAR: CALLS & SONGS OF EASTERN BIRDS with Michael O'Brien (20 remaining)  (details)

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

Everyone’s dreamed of learning bird songs, and everyone can. Even experienced birders spend time each spring “getting their ear in,” re-learning the songs they already know. Jump-start your audio-recall by learning how to listen critically, group and categorize song types, and (as your song and call repertoire grow) gain confidence and skill. Many of southern New Jersey’s breeding birds are back and singing heartily, while migrants will be joining the chorus, too.

We don’t pre-set an itinerary, but will visit those parts of Cape May County that regularly hold good numbers of birds at this time of year. We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. This workshop will also include an indoor session.



Add to calendarMonday, May 07, 2018 7:00 AM - Tuesday, May 08, 2018 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Higbee Beach WMA
$200.00

WARBLERS BY SIGHT & SOUND with Scott Whittle (20 remaining)  (details)

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

Few families of birds are so colorful, vocal and animate as the North American warblers and no spring is complete without a trip seeking warbler waves. Here’s your trip, timed to catch the peak of the wave of northern species like Blackburnian, Blackpoll and Canada, while also engaging southern breeders like Hooded, Yellow-throated and Prothonotary. This workshop aims to help you pick up on both audio and visual clues to be able to quickly and accurately locate these springtime gems.

We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. This workshop will also include an indoor tuition session.


Add to calendarMonday, May 14, 2018 7:00 AM - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Higbee Beach WMA
$200.00

SPRING SHOREBIRDS & SOUTHERN BREEDERS with Pete Dunne (19 remaining)  (details)

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

Heislerville’s celebrated shorebird concentration (not to mention the whole Delaware Bay) coupled with Belleplain State Forest (not to mention nearby Cumberland County hotspots) – all resulting in a lot of great birds, all close together! Red Knots, Dunlin, maybe a Curlew Sandpiper plus woodland birds like Yellow-throated and Prothonotary Warblers and Summer Tanagers.

We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. This birding break may also include an indoor session.



Add to calendarWednesday, May 16, 2018 7:00 AM - Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: CMBO Center for Research and Education
$200.00

 

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

Payment Instructions

  • We accept all major credit cards.

    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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