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Raritan Bay Waterfront Park

Northern Gannet: Look for this huge, white seabird diving for fish in late winter out in Raritan Bay—sometimes in the hundreds.

Ernie Oros Preserve

Red-headed Woodpecker: This open space gem has served as a wintering site in recent years for this striking woodpecker species.

John A. Philips Preserve

Winter Wren: Several miles of hiking trails allow for winter birding in the pine woods and wooded wetlands of Middlesex County’s largest Open Space Preserve.

Old Bridge Waterfront Park

Bufflehead: A boardwalk and paved pathways in this County Park provides a perched view of diving ducks on the Bay.

Johnson Park

Common Goldeneye: This stunning duck can be found in winter months in the Raritan River which can be easily accessed at this County Park.

Donaldson Park

Bald Eagle: Scan the banks of the Raritan River in this County Park to search for eagles fishing for their dinner.

Davidson’s Mill Pond Park

Northern Harrier: The open meadows of this County Park are a great place to find this elusive, wintering raptor.

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