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Harlequins Birding at the
Barnegat Lighthouse

Harlequin ducks spotted swimming during a New Jersey bird watching event.

Saturday, January 20, 2024

9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Price: $25 - $30

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

208 Broadway
Barnegat Light, NJ 08006

New Jersey Audubon

Event Description

Early winter birding for Harlequin Ducks, eiders, and scoters. We may also see many gulls, loons and gannets. The beaches may host Horned Larks, Am. Pipits, and/or Snow Buntings. After birding the lighthouse/inlet area, we'll caravan to nearby bayside spots for more species. Meet in the main parking lot of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. Bring binoculars, spotting scope if you have one, lunch, and dress warmly! Led by Scott Barnes & Carole Hughes.

Birding vs. Birdwatching

Birding and birdwatching are two terms often used interchangeably, but they do have distinct differences. Birding refers to the dedicated pursuit of observing and documenting birds in a more active manner, often involving long trips and keeping track of bird lists. Birdwatching is a more casual activity focused on enjoying the beauty of the New Jersey landscape and the behavior of birds without a strong emphasis on detailed documentation.

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