SCPC Home Page Hike In A Somerset County Park Facebook Instagram Twitter

Navigation General Information Parks & Facilities Activities Events & Programs News Releases On-Line Registration Site Index Bids/RFPs Navigation

190 Lord Stirling Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ
908 722-1200 Ext. 5002    EEC Home Page

Birding at the EEC

The Environmental Education Center Naturalists offer a variety of birding programs such as guided walks on our trails, day trips to near-by parks, and overnight trips throughout the year.  Most programs are designed for adults, but specific programs are offered for families and teens too.  All levels of birders are welcome to join the fun!

EEC Bird Companion Guide (pdf)

Both virtual and in-person programs continue to be developed. Please check back for additional program offerings. Masks are optional for fully vaccinated individuals. Unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing. Pre-registration is required for all programs.

Pre-registration is required for all programs. For more information, contact Naturalist Ben Barkley @ 908 722-1200 ext. 5326 or bbarkley@scparks.org.

Please note: Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the start of a program. Pending availability, enrollment may still be possible by calling 908-722-1200 ext.5002.

 

Virtual Birding Seminar: An EEC Year in Review    
(Adult)
Over the next four weeks, you will hear tales of the most memorable birding moments from 2020 from the Environmental Education Center's resident birding Naturalist.  We will cover each birding season, highlight several key species, and discuss how to bird the park and what to look for throughout the year. 
$20 per household
Course Code: 57012
EEC-01          Fridays, January 8, 15, 22, 29                  
                     7:00pm-8:00pm

Virtual Birding Seminar: Backyard Birds and Building Your Birding Skills                 
(Adult)                                                                                               
This four week course is designed for birders of all skill levels!  Learning your backyard bird species is important whether you are a beginner or advanced birder.  We will discuss some of the most common species to look for as well as provide tips and techniques to assist you in taking that next step to improve your birding. 
$20 per household
Course Code: 57013
EEC-01          Tuesdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23  
                     7:00pm-8:00pm

Virtual Birding Seminar: Birding by Ear
 (Adult)
Bird songs and calls are some of most beautiful but challenging aspects of birding.  This class is designed to learn the basics of bird sounds.  We will discuss how birds make sound, provide some examples of sensational songs in our area, and help you identify the bird you keep hearing in your backyard! 
$20 per household
Course Code: 57014
EEC-01          Fridays, March 5, 12, 19, 26         
                     7:00pm-8:00pm

Virtual Birding Identification Workshop: Spring Warblers
(Adult)
This program will take a look at the northeastern United States’ most iconic group of birds, the warblers!  Around 30 different warbler species pass through New Jersey in the Spring.  Learn field markings, behavior, and other identification tips for each species.   
$25 per household
Course Code: 57003
EEC-02          Thursdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29              
                     7:00pm-8:00pm

 

 

SATURDAY BIRD WALKS
(All Ages)
Saturday Bird Walks are currently canceled until further notice due to COVID-19.

Public Programs
    • January Programs
    • February Programs
    • March Programs
    • April Programs
    • May Programs
    • June Programs
    • July Programs
    • August Programs
    • September Programs
    • October Programs
    • November Programs
    • December Programs
Specialty Programs
    • Birding
    • Birthday Parties
    • Canoe & Kayak
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Family Program Series
    • Forest Fitness
    • Garden Discovery
    • Libraries, Senior Centers &
      Other Groups
    • Maple Sugaring
    • Other Day Trips & Overnight Trips
    • Scouts
    • Summer Camps
    • Workshops

School Programs
    • Field Trips
    • In School Programs
    • Biomimicry Programs
    • School Program Guide
Trips & Outings
    • Birding
    • Canoe & Kayak
    • Garden Discovery
    • Other Day Trips & Overnight Trips
Events
    • 1770s Festival
    • By the Light of the Moon
    • Live Animal Show
    • County Caper
    • Events
    • Family Program Series
    • Festival of Trees
    • Swamp Search
    • Temporary Exhibits
Program Calendars
Trails & Facilities
    • Room Rentals
    • Auditorium
    • Biomimicry STEM Lab
    • Discovery Room
    • Pond View Room
    • The Tree House
    • EEC Brochure
    • Gift Shop/Library
    • The Great Swamp Experience
    • Temporary Exhibits
    • Trail Map
Volunteers

 Volunteers are needed and appreciated   throughout the year. Please contact
  the EEC at 908 722-1200 ext.5002 or email your completed application and waiver to cspringer@scparks.org.

Volunteer Application for Adult
Volunteer Application for Minor
   Volunteer Waiver for Adults
   Volunteer Waiver for Minors/Dependents

Corporate Volunteer Groups please contact Daniel Ross at 908 722-1200 ext.5336 or dross@scparks.org.

Hours & Directions
Building Hours: Sun. 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri. 1pm-5pm, Sat. closed
Exhibits close at 4:30pm.
Registration is accepted 9am-4:30pm daily.
The building is closed on Holidays.
Trails are open dawn to dusk daily but closed on Deer Management days as scheduled.

 Click here for Directions
Donations & Sponsorship

Donations are gladly accepted.
Please make checks payable to:
The Somerset County Park Commission
and mail to Carrie Springer,
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Support Packet

Ask A Naturalist

Ask-A-Naturalist

Have a question about a plant or animal species you saw in Lord Stirling Park or northern New Jersey?

One of our naturalists can help you! Complete the form and an EEC staff member will do their best to solve your nature mysteries!

On-line Registration
Birding Brochure

 

Birding Brochure