A combination of oak/beech forests, ponds, open meadows and lawn areas bring a variety of birds to this County Park. Look for American Woodcock, Eastern Bluebird, Purple Martin and spring migrants
Spring Migrants: A 360-acre conservation area managed by Rutgers University, the wooded trails are a bird migration hotspot.
Spring Migrants: William Warren Park is one of the best places to search for migrating birds in the spring—including thrushes, warblers, vireos and orioles.
Osprey: This 1,600-acre state park—very near to the coastline--has several nesting platforms for these raptors to raise their young.
Cliff Swallow: Watch the Raritan in the springtime at this County Park for a variety of swallow species — especially the cliff swallow which has nested underneath the bridges that span the river.
Bonepartes Gull: Middlesex County’s premier coastal birding location regularly hosts gulls and other shorebirds, some rarely found elsewhere in the County.
Pied-billed Grebe: A state endangered species, this duck-like bird has been observed in the marshy edges of this waterbody, which has a paddling trail and fishing pier for viewing.
Pine Warbler: The pinelands of this 1,000+ acre preserve are habitat for this bird, which returns in early spring.