Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Audubon Society holds Sandy Hook summer event

Monmouth County Audubon Society holds Sandy Hook event in June

MIDDLETOWN -- The Monmouth County Audubon Society is hosting an evening bird walk to look for nesters and shorebirds Sandy Hook. The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 7 at 6 p.m.

The trip will be led by members of the Monmouth County Audubon Society who are familiar with Sandy Hook birds. "The evening is a great time to explore the quieter areas of Sandy Hook," explained Linda Mack, trip leader and past president of the Monmouth County Audubon Society. "We never know what we will discover on these summer walk -- herons, shorebirds, Ospreys and gulls are all the regulars -- and we may be able to sneak a peek at piping plovers, the endangered shorebirds that nest at Sandy Hook."

Anyone interested in participating in the event can meet at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Sandy Hook Visitor's Center.

The trip is open to both members and non-members of the Monmouth County Audubon Society, and participation is free. Advance registration is not required. Participants should bring binoculars and field guides and should dress appropriately for the weather, including clothing suitable for rain if the forecast is questionable. Insect repellent is also recommended. The walk will take place light rain or shine. Pets are not permitted.

Click on the headline to go to the group's Web site.

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