Brigantine and Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuges

Leader or Speaker: 
Gregg Recer & Cathy Graichen
Location of Event: 
Brigantine, New Jersey
Date: 
April 29, 2017 - 6:00am - April 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

Coordinators: Gregg Recer and Cathy Graichen 899-2678 gregg_recer [at] alum [dot] rpi [dot] edu

Get a jump on spring migration by spending a weekend in New Jersey. We plan to cover two excellent NJ refuges—Great Swamp and Forsythe (Brigantine)—and other coastal locations such as Sandy Hook if time allows and species are needed. Brigantine is one of the premier year-round birding sites in the northeast, and it should be a reliable spot for migrant waterfowl, shorebirds, terns, gulls, waders, rails, and land birds. Great Swamp is an extensive area of hardwood swamp and upland forest, and it should provide good opportunities for migrant warblers, vireos, and sparrows. Other possibilities include Barred Owl, American Woodcock, Wilson’s Snipe, Red-headed Woodpecker, and Orchard Oriole.

Reservations by Sunday, April 2.