(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Which species of our feathered friends flock to the Jersey Shore and the Pinelands from season to season each year? Join award-winning author-photographer Susan Puder and learn “All About Birds” at four Ocean County Library branches: Plumsted, Upper Shores, Toms River, and Little Egg Harbor.
Monday, July 18 at Plumsted Branch – “Spring and Summer Coastal Birding” explores the annual arrival of Red Knots, warblers and other shore birds to the Delaware Bayshore area for nesting and breeding, and describes the fall migration that starts each July. Event starts at 6:30pm (119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt)
Wednesday, August 10 at Upper Shores Branch – “Spring and Summer Coastal Birding” explores the annual arrival of Red Knots, warblers and other shore birds to the Delaware Bayshore area for nesting and breeding, and describes the fall migration that starts each July. Event starts at 6:30pm (112 Jersey City Avenue in Lavallette)
Monday, August 15 at Toms River Branch – “Winter Coastal Birding” sheds light on the thousands of sea ducks, loons, grebes, gulls, and other species that wing from far northern regions to New Jersey’s 127 miles of coastline during the cold months. Event starts at 6:30pm (101 Washington Street, Toms River)
Thursday, August 25 at Little Egg Harbor Branch – “Birds of the Pine Barrens” reveals the best places to spot waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and other species that rest, nest, and breed in the 1-million square-mile coastal plain that hosts migrating species along the Atlantic Flyway. Event starts at 6:30pm (290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor)
Susan Puder has photographed and written about nature and wildlife for more than 30 years, and is a field contributor to Nature Photographer Magazine. Her work has been exhibited throughout New Jersey and in New York City.
The Stockton University instructor founded the Southern Ocean Birding Group at Tuckerton Seaport, and belongs to Friends of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Her book New Jersey Birds and Beyond is available at the Ocean County Library.
Registration at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events is required to attend this free program. For more information, call (732) 349-6200.