Here are some of the upcoming field trips

I will be leading in my home region.


Cape May: Our home is in Cape May for a reason -- this is a superb natural history destination.  Nature enthusiasts can find much to enjoy in this seaside locale at any time of year, but Cape May really shines in autumn, when literally millions of southbound birds and insects pass through our airspace.  Enjoy it all from the shadows of the stately Cape May Point lighthouse on any of these programs. 








 

Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel): I continue into my second decade as lead instructor for the Road Scholar birding programs at Cape May, joined by a number of other Cape May naturalists.  Birds are the primary focus, with a special focus on seasonal spectacles: shorebirds on Delaware Bay in the spring, migration of raptors, songbirds, and waterfowl in the fall.  Each program includes a boat tour through the salt marsh aboard the Osprey.  For details check the website www.roadscholar.org.  The 2017 Cape May Birding Road Scholar programs May 14 - 19, May 21 - 26, Sept. 17 - 22, and Oct. 22 - 27.

Field Trips in the Mid-Atlantic Region

New River Birding & Nature Festival:  In 2017 I’ll be heading back to West Virginia’s New River region for a wonderful, relaxed and warbler-rich birding festival.  A bunch of great leaders join me here, including Bill Thompson, Julie Zickefoose, Jim McCormac, Michael O’Brien, Louise Zemaitis, Jim Rapp ... the list goes on and on.  I can’t think of a better place to be in early spring!  The festival runs from May 1 to 6 in 2017.  For more info check the website http://www.birding-wv.com.

Speaking gigs:  Every year I give talks to a few birding clubs, nature festivals, etc.  In recent years I’ve given the talk, “The Wilds of Alaska” for the Smithsonian in Washington, and “Tropical Birds Do the Coolest Things” to many different groups.  The latest talks, “Birds are Crazy!” and “101 Great Birds from Around the World,” have been well received at several venues.  I’ve also been a featured speaker for the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival in southern Texas, at the New River Birding and Wildlife Festival, the Adams County (Ohio) Amish Bird Festival, and at many Cape May Birding Festivals.  Most recently I spoke at the Audubon Naturalist Society’s Woodend Sanctuary on Oct. 27.  I’ve presented programs to various Audubon groups and birding clubs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, New York, and beyond.  Interested in having me speak to your group?  Contact me at mgnature@mac.com for rates and scheduling information.

ANS field trips:  Watch for announcements of the dates for trips I’ll be leading for the Audubon Naturalist Society.  Generally I lead two 2-day Cape May trips for ANS each autumn.  See details of all upcoming ANS programs at: www.audubonnaturalist.org.

Private Tours: Want to set up a field trip or tour for a group of friends or family?  We can do this for you!  I have planned and led private tours to Costa Rica, Panama, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Tanzania, and of course around Cape May and other areas close to home.  Drop me a note by e-mail if you’d like to explore this possibility.

West Virginia: Almost every year I head back to the state where my grandfather William Triplett was born and raised, places I’ve been visiting my whole life.  Stay tuned for information about my next trip out to these wonderful mountains.

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