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Bird walk set for July 21 on Sandy Hook

The Monmouth County Audubon Society will hold a summer evening bird walk to look for nesters and shorebirds on Sandy Hook starting at 6 p.m. on July 21. Anyone interested in participating in the event can meet at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the old Sandy Hook Visitor’s Center, south of the ranger’s station.

The trip will be led by members of the Monmouth County Audubon Society who are familiar with Sandy Hook and its birds. It 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 also is recommended. The walk will take place light rain or shine. Pets are not permitted.

The Monmouth County Audubon Society, a chapter of the National Audubon Society, is dedicated to the enjoyment and study of nature, wildlife conservation, habitat protection, and education. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month September through May at the Knights of Columbus hall, 200 River Road, Fair Haven; guest speakers address a wide variety of nature-related topics, and refreshments are provided. In addition, the group sponsors at least one field trip per month, and members receive The Osprey, the club’s bi-monthly newsletter. For more information, visit www.monmouthaudubon.org, or e-mail info@monmouthaudubon.org.

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