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NJ Audubon: World Series of Birding

NJ Audubon: World Series of Birding
New Jersey Audubon Event at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

Once again the Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary will field teams for the World Series of Birding, the Big Stay and the Century Run and invite you to join them for the day or collect pledges to help support the conservation, education and research goals of NJ Audubon. For more information, and to register, please see registration and pledge forms on the World Series of Birding website at worldseriesofbirding.org. You can also call 908-396-6386 or stop by the Sanctuary (address below).

1. Scherman Hoffman Barkley Family Big Stay: Ron, Ben and Dan Barkley, aka the “Deckcissels” have conducted “Big Stays” on the rooftop observation deck of the Hoffman Center since 2010, when they finished in first place for the “Big Stay” category of the World Series of Birding event with a total of 80 species. Ron and Dan will lead the team this year. Pledges to their efforts will support education programs at the Hoffman Center.

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When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 (12:01am to 12:00 midnight)
Where: Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Registration required by May 10, 2018

2. Scherman Hoffman and Great Swamp Century Run: NJ Audubon past board member, author of For the Birds (a history of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology) and a master at recording bird songs for the “Lab of Ornithology”, Randy Little has been leading the Sanctuary and Great Swamp Century Run since 1988. As a leader, there is no better guide than Randy to help learn the intricacies of bird songs during migration. With a special-use permit from the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge, we will have access to the off-limits management area of the refuge. Our record of 102 species was set in 2002 by Randy and co-leader Neil Collins. Limit 25.

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 (7:00am to mid-afternoon)
Where: Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Registration required by May 10, 2018

For information, call 908-396-6386 or email shws@njaudubon.org or visit  http://www.njaudubon.org/Portals/10/Centers/Scherman/WSB_May12_2018.pdf

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