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Woodcock Dance or Nuptial Flight Birding

African-American woman with binocular gazing out at New Jersey scenery seeking nature to view through binoculars.

Friday, March 1, 2024

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Price: $15 - $20

Nature Center of Cape May

1600 Delaware Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204

New Jersey Audubon - Cape May Bird Observatory

Event Description

This program begins with an indoor session that looks at the life of the American Woodcock, followed by a trip out to a reliable viewing location for this enigmatic bird. A small flashlight may be helpful toward the end of the trip for walking back to vehicles.

We do not set a firm daily schedule in advance, leaving us flexible to maximize birding opportunities, taking advantage of weather conditions and recent bird sightings. We may walk up to 1.5 miles on sand and boardwalk. Please arrive at the appointed time with a full tank of gas as transportation is by private vehicle.

Additional Information

We bird in all weather. Be sure to check the forecast in advance and dress in layers appropriate for prevailing weather conditions. The weather in Cape May can differ considerably from nearby inland areas and may be warmer, colder, or windier so it's best to be over prepared. We may have to bird in the rain, so please bring your rain gear.

We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over jetties.

TRANSPORTATION: Please arrive at the appointed time with a full tank of gas, as transportation to field sites is by private vehicles. For the sake of the environment and to help maintain a close group experience, we always encourage participants to car-share.

CANCELLATION: CMBO programs require a minimum number of registrants to run, five days in advance of the start of the tour but are seldom cancelled. If we do cancel, due to lack of participation, severe weather, or unforeseen circumstances, we notify all participants in advance, and all are eligible for a full credit or refund. Participants may cancel without penalty if greater than 30 days in advance. Cancellations 10 to 30 days in advance may be subject to a 25% service charge. No refunds or credits for cancellations less than ten days in advance unless due to health emergencies

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