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Sunday: Celery Farm Walk

Lisa Ann Malandrino writes:

The Monmouth County Audubon Society will venture beyond the county’s borders when they sponsor a bird walk at the Allendale Celery Farm in Bergen County on Saturday, September 29.

This is the first time this trip has been offered. The Celery farm Nature Preserve is a 107-acre freshwater wetland where over 260 species have been recorded, and 60 species are known to breed here.

Details follow.

Join us to discover the variety of ducks, raptors and passerines that visit each year, while we also search for uncommon and elusive species such as Lincoln's Sparrow and American Bittern.

Anyone interested in participating in the event can meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Greenway cul-de-sac. (Detailed directions coming to this page soon.) Participants should bring binoculars and field guides and should dress appropriately for the weather, including clothing suitable for rain if the forecast is questionable.

About our field trips

MCAS field trips are open to both members and non-members of the Monmouth County Audubon Society, and admission is always free. (Some trips occasionally require admission fees to parks, or special fares. These will be noted.) Advance registration is not required. Pets are not permitted.

In case of inclement weather...

We try to run our field trips even if there are showers predicted. However, in the event of severe weather that would affect the safety of the group and restrict travel, trips are occasionally postponed or cancelled. The decision on whether or not to hold a field trip will be made by 6:00 pm the night before. In the event of a cancelled or postponed event, we will post a notice on this page. Please check back here if there are any questions.