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 2017 Calendar
 Meetings and Field Trips
 
Please join us for the upcoming meetings and field trips. 
For field trips, please dress appropriately, and bring water, snacks, sunscreen, and bug spray.  We usually eat out after the trip, but you may bring lunch.  For trips where carpooling is available, there is a $5 fee per person to reimburse the driver for gas and tolls.
 
Please contact us at fieldtripsobg@yahoo.com to sign up for trips in advance, or to confirm date, time, and meeting place.  This allows us to contact participants if trips are cancelled due to inclement weather. There is also a nominal fee of $5 for non-members to participate in our field trips.
All Dates and Programs are Subject to Change

January 5, 2017
Monthly Meeting
Video:  Introducing the Wonderful Birds of Pico Bonito, Honduras
Hunting Shanty, Tuckerton Seaport, Rt. 9
Doors open at 6:30 for social time; meeting starts at 7PM

January 28, 2017Field Trip

Winter birds of Brig and marsh roads northward (Leeds Rd, Oyster Creek Rd, West Creek Dock Rd., Cedar Run Dock Rd.)

meet at Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, Galloway, NJ   8:30 AM

February 2, 2017Monthly Meeting
Video on Alaska Preserves
Hunting Shanty, Tuckerton Seaport, Rt. 9, 6:30-9 p.m.
February 18, 2017Great Backyard Bird Count
We will meet at the Chamber of Commerce parking lot, on the Rt. 72 Causeway, past CVS, both on the left, at 9:00 AM.  We will carpool to various spots on LBI to count what birds we see.
March 2, 2017
Monthly Meeting
Pete Bacinski: Birding in the Last Half Century, a Reflection
Hunting Shanty, Tuckerton Seaport, Rt. 9, 6:30 p.m.
March 18, 20178th Annual Wings Over LBI
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park 10 AM - 4 PM
April 6, 2017Monthly Meeting
Allen Jackson:  Common Sense Bluebird Management
Hunting Shanty, Tuckerton Seaport, Rt. 9
Doors open at 6:30 for social time; meeting starts at 7PM
April 23, 2017Special Event
Annual Great Bay Boulevard Clean-up  9AM - noon
meet at Jacques Cousteau Center, Great Bay Blvd, Tuckerton, NJ   9AM
In the event of inclement weather, the clean-up will be re-scheduled in autumn
Contact
SOBG at soceanbirds@yahoo.com if there are questions
April 30, 2017Field Trip
Atlantic County Park, Estell Manor for early spring migrants
(main targets = Yellow-throated Warblers, Prothonotary Warblers)
The walk starts at the park visitor center 8:30 AM.
May 4, 2017Monthly Meeting
Birding in Peru with Dorothy Bowers
Hunting Shanty, Tuckerton Seaport, Rt. 9
Doors open at 6:30 for social time; meeting starts at 7PM
May 12, 2017Field Trip
Allaire State Park for spring migrants
(main targets = Blue-winged Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Yellow-throated Vireo)
May 20, 2017Field Trip
Delaware Bayshore for Red Knots and more
June 1, 2017Monthly Meeting
Mary Lenahan:  Current Status of Monarch Butterflies
Hunting Shanty, Tuckerton Seaport, Rt. 9
Doors open at 6:30 for social time; meeting starts at 7PM
June 10, 2017Field Trip
Brightview Farm,
Wrightstown-Georgetown Road, Chesterfield, NJ
for grassland species (Bobolinks, Meadowlarks, Grasshopper Sparrows, etc)
July 8, 2017Members BBQ
Nancy Lynch's house
August 3, 2017Monthly Meeting
Paul Guris:  Pelagic Birding
Hunting Shanty, Tuckerton Seaport, Rt. 9
Doors open at 6:30 for social time; meeting starts at 7PM
August 13, 2017Field Trip
Whitesbog (target = shorebirds, Gull-billed Tern)
meet 8AM in Whitesbog parking lot
Sept. 7, 2017Monthly Meeting
New season kickoff:  Member's photos
Stafford Library,
129 N. Main St.,(=Rte 9) Manahawkin, NJ
Doors open at 6:30 for social time; meeting starts at 7PM
Sept. 14, 2017Special Event: Joint Meeting with Atlantic Audubon
Kevin Karlson
Jacques Cousteau Coastal Education Center

130 Great Bay Blvd.
Tuckerton NJ

Doors open at 6:00 PM for social time; meeting starts at 6:30 PM
Sept. 10, 2017Field Trip
Palmyra Cove Nature Park for fall migrants
Oct. 5, 2017Monthly Meeting
Nancy Gallagher and Sue Puder: Panama Adventure
Stafford Library, 129 N. Main St.,(=Rte 9) Manahawkin, NJ
Doors open at 6:30 for social time; meeting starts at 7PM
Oct. 16-20, 2017Cape May house rental
West Lake Drive, Cape May
Nov. 2, 2017Monthly Meeting
Rick Wright: NJ in Ornithology History
Hunting Shanty, Tuckerton Seaport, Rt. 9
Doors open at 6:30 for social time; meeting starts at 7PM
Nov. 4, 2017Field Trip
Cape May Hawkwatch and Avalon Seawatch
Dec. 7, 2017Holiday Party
Hunting Shanty, Tuckerton Seaport, Rt. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 16, 2017Tuckerton CBC
All Day
Countdown dinner: Hunting Shanty, Tuckerton Seaport, Rt. 9, 6:30 p.m.