NJ Audubon: Rifle Camp Park Field Trip
NJ Audubon: Rifle Camp Park
Field Trip led by Dave Oster, NJ Audubon Associate Naturalist
Rifle Camp Park, part of the Passaic County Park System, is located on the First Watchung Mountain south of Paterson. In recent years Rifle Camp has become known as a premiere location for neo-tropical migrants in spring. Migrating flycatchers, thrushes, warblers, vireos and others often “put down” in the greenery of Rifle Camp as dawn approaches and highly developed northeast Jersey looms ahead. The results can be an impressive number and variety of species. 20+ warbler days are not unexpected. The group will begin at the Rifle Camp Nature Center and walk the wooded trails, looking and listening. Depending on bird activity and recent sightings, the group may also visit adjacent Garret Mountain Park. Garret offers additional woodland and edge habitat, plus a large pond and low, wet areas. The trip will involve a good amount of walking with frequent stops to enjoy the birds and sort out the various bird songs.
Saturday, May 5, 2018 (8:00am to 12:00pm)
387 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, NJ 07424
Route 80 West to Exit 56A, Squirrelwood Road. Go south on Squirrelwood for about a half mile to Rifle Camp Road. Turn left and proceed about 0.9 miles to the park entrance on the left. Follow the park road to its end at the Nature Center.
Cost & Registration
$15 members, $20 non-members.
Please call 908-396-6386 to register by May 3, 2018