Nov
9
Sat
Free Jitney Tour of Wildlife Drive @ Visitor's Center Parking Lot
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm

At 12 PM on Saturday we will offer a free 2-hour guided Jitney tour of Wildlife Drive. Lots of birds to see during fall migration! Please reserve your spot ONLY by calling the Visitors Information Center at 609-652-1665 during normal business hours (Wed-Sun 10-3 PM). Up to 14 participants per Jitney tour. This tour is provided by the Friends of Forsythe. Arrive early if you need to borrow our binoculars at the visitors information center. Donations accepted.

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Nov
16
Sat
Advanced Photography Workshop @ Friends of Forsythe NWR Visitor Information Center
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sorry this event is now FULL.

Advanced Photography Workshop (Indoors)
Presented by Kevin Karlson
November 16, 2019 (Saturday)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Visitor Information Center

Digital photography allows us to take our photography skills and techniques to higher levels every year, but many photographers disregard or don’t know about basic lighting principles and compositional balance that all art forms rely upon. This workshop covers several topics that will elevate your photography knowledge and skills while increasing your artistic input. Flight and action techniques and exposure compensation on the fly using manual exposure are covered, as well as basic and advanced light awareness, synchronous panning, and compositional basics of balance and creative cropping. Wildlife and bird photography are emphasized, but landscape and close-up examples are also covered. Basic camera functions will not be discussed in this workshop.

Workshop is limited to 30 participants, who can each bring 2 images on a flash drive, any subject, for critique by Kevin Karlson and other participants of the workshop, who will comment on how they would have processed the images differently according to the workshop and their own preferences.

The cost is $35 for the workshop; pizza and refreshments will be provided.  Only the first 30 entrants will be able to attend, with a short wait list for any dropouts.

Click here to reserve your spot at our online store.

Kevin KarlsonKevin Karlson is an accomplished birder, author, professional tour leader and wildlife photographer/instructor. He is a regular at Bird and Nature festivals in North America, where he gives keynote presentations, workshops on bird identification, and photo instruction. Kevin’s books include The Shorebird Guide (2007); Birding by Impression: A Different Approach to Bird Identification (2015); Birds of Prey (2017) (all three Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers); and Gulls Simplified: A Comparative Identification Approach (Princeton University Press, 2018). Photography books include The Birds of Cape May and Visions: Earth’s Elements in Bird and Nature Photography (Schiffer Publishing).

Free Jitney Tour of Wildlife Drive @ Visitor's Center Parking Lot
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm

At 12 PM on Saturday we will offer a free 2-hour guided Jitney tour of Wildlife Drive. Lots of birds to see during fall migration! Please reserve your spot ONLY by calling the Visitors Information Center at 609-652-1665 during normal business hours (Wed-Sun 10-3 PM). Up to 14 participants per Jitney tour. This tour is provided by the Friends of Forsythe. Arrive early if you need to borrow our binoculars at the visitors information center. Donations accepted.

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Nov
21
Thu
Evenings @ Forsythe: Cedar Bonnet Island @ Friends of Forsythe NWR
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm

Cedar Bonnet Island from the Land, Sea, and Air
by Friends Board Member Captain Alex Majewski

Cedar Bonnet Island was just opened to the public last year. It is a true gem of the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge! It is located just off the causeway on Rt. 72 into Long Beach Island. Come learn about the flora and fauna of Cedar Bonnet Island and Barnegat Bay that encircles it. The ongoing habitat restoration project will also be discussed during this event, to be held at the Visitors Information Center.

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Nov
23
Sat
Free Jitney Tour of Wildlife Drive @ Visitor's Center Parking Lot
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm

At 12 PM on Saturday we will offer a free 2-hour guided Jitney tour of Wildlife Drive. Lots of birds to see during fall migration! Please reserve your spot ONLY by calling the Visitors Information Center at 609-652-1665 during normal business hours (Wed-Sun 10-3 PM). Up to 14 participants per Jitney tour. This tour is provided by the Friends of Forsythe. Arrive early if you need to borrow our binoculars at the visitors information center. Donations accepted.

See all our events on our Facebook page.

Nov
30
Sat
Free Jitney Tour of Wildlife Drive @ Visitor's Center Parking Lot
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm

At 12 PM on Saturday we will offer a free 2-hour guided Jitney tour of Wildlife Drive. Lots of birds to see during fall migration! Please reserve your spot ONLY by calling the Visitors Information Center at 609-652-1665 during normal business hours (Wed-Sun 10-3 PM). Up to 14 participants per Jitney tour. This tour is provided by the Friends of Forsythe. Arrive early if you need to borrow our binoculars at the visitors information center. Donations accepted.

See all our events on our Facebook page.

Dec
7
Sat
Free Jitney Tour of Wildlife Drive @ Visitor's Center Parking Lot
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm

At 12 PM on Saturday we will offer a free 2-hour guided Jitney tour of Wildlife Drive. Lots of birds to see during fall migration! Please reserve your spot ONLY by calling the Visitors Information Center at 609-652-1665 during normal business hours (Wed-Sun 10-3 PM). Up to 14 participants per Jitney tour. This tour is provided by the Friends of Forsythe. Arrive early if you need to borrow our binoculars at the visitors information center. Donations accepted.

See all our events on our Facebook page.

Dec
14
Sat
Free Jitney Tour of Wildlife Drive @ Visitor's Center Parking Lot
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm

At 12 PM on Saturday we will offer a free 2-hour guided Jitney tour of Wildlife Drive. Lots of birds to see during fall migration! Please reserve your spot ONLY by calling the Visitors Information Center at 609-652-1665 during normal business hours (Wed-Sun 10-3 PM). Up to 14 participants per Jitney tour. This tour is provided by the Friends of Forsythe. Arrive early if you need to borrow our binoculars at the visitors information center. Donations accepted.

See all our events on our Facebook page.

Dec
21
Sat
Free Jitney Tour of Wildlife Drive @ Visitor's Center Parking Lot
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm

At 12 PM on Saturday we will offer a free 2-hour guided Jitney tour of Wildlife Drive. Lots of birds to see during fall migration! Please reserve your spot ONLY by calling the Visitors Information Center at 609-652-1665 during normal business hours (Wed-Sun 10-3 PM). Up to 14 participants per Jitney tour. This tour is provided by the Friends of Forsythe. Arrive early if you need to borrow our binoculars at the visitors information center. Donations accepted.

See all our events on our Facebook page.