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DVOC Field Trip Report
by Bob Horton

Lakehurst Naval Air Station Trip Report
June 22, 2011


Our annual trip to the Lakehurst Naval Air Station was again very sucessful. The day was overcast, which caused the birds to remain active for most of the morning. The Upland Sandpipers gave a great show, with close-up looks as well as their unique wolf whistle. We believe we saw at least five or six different adults. In addition, we had great views of Grasshopper Sparrows, Eastern Meadowlarks, Horned Larks, and Blue Grosbeaks. And at a distance, we saw Common Nighthawks and Red-tailed Hawks.

The newly formed combined base of McGuire-Fort Dix-Lakehurst has more stringent requirements for getting on the base. We were required to submit our list of attendees two weeks in advance. Five members attended the trip, while several others signed up after the deadline.

Bob Horton