Learn about birds at fall ‘Coffee and Conservation’ walks

Sep 6, 2022

CHESTER TWP. – Enjoy a hot cup of java and a morning nature walk with New Jersey Conservation Foundation during the fall “Coffee & Conservation” series at the Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center at 170 Longview Road.

Naturalist Bill Lynch, Director of Engagement & Communications for  New Jersey Conservation Foundation, will lead three autumn migration bird walks on three Wednesday mornings: Sept. 14, Oct. 12, and Oct. 19. The events run from 8 to 10 a.m.

All events will begin with hot coffee provided by Black River Roasters and a conversation about local birds.  The group will then take off for leisurely-paced walks through the 100-acre park.

The first hike will focus on migrating warblers. “This is the best time during autumn migration to see these colorful songbirds on their journey south,” Lynch said.

As the season turns cooler, the species of birds seen will change. “Our October walks will begin to focus less on warblers and more on migrating raptors and sparrows arriving from the north,” Lynch said. “These weeks and months really show off the spectacle of bird migration in New Jersey. Things can change drastically – sometimes overnight – with the right weather conditions.”

The Coffee & Conservation series is free, but advance registration is requested for planning purposes. To register online, go to

The Coffee & Conservation walks are part of New Jersey Conservation’s “Step Into Nature” series of walks, talks and fun outdoor events throughout the state.  To learn more, go to or contact Lynch at or 908-997-0725.

New Jersey Conservation Foundation is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve land and natural resources throughout New Jersey. Since 1960, the Foundation has protected over 125,000 acres of open space, farmland and parks. For more information about New Jersey Conservation Foundation and its programs and preserves, visit

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