NEWARK, NJ - Winter is upon us, but you can still catch a glimpse of certain birds that call Newark home despite the cold.

New Jersey Audubon, a nonprofit that promotes environmental awareness, will be leading a free bird watching event on Jan. 3, 2019, in Weequahic Park. Adults and youngster will scout for wintering ducks, gulls and passerine birds along an easy trail near the lake.

The event is one of several that are scheduled for January through the Essex County Environmental Center, which is located in Roseland.

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“Our Environmental Center has become the premier location for environmental education and nature appreciation,” said Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. in a statement. “With the help of our partner groups, our dynamic schedule of events and activities will captivate all ages. Walk in our woods, discover habitats, get pointers on gardening, learn about nature photography and much more.”

The birding event at Weequahic Park will run from 8:45 to about 11 a.m. Those interested should enter the park at Meeker Avenue and Empire Street since the group will be meeting in the parking area on the south side of the lake.

Call (908)-396-6386 to register for the free event. A calendar of other programs hosted at the Essex County Environmental Center may be found online.

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