The Friends of Great Swamp NWR host a series of interesting, fun, and educational programs every month. Download the complete Calendar of Events for the current listings.
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Feb
16
Fri
Great Backyard Bird Count – Citizen Science Opportunity! @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm

Red-bellied Woodpecker on suet feederPaw Print

You can be a citizen scientist!

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a worldwide, free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations.

  • Join us for a census of winter birds at our feeders. Results are reported to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology..
  • Continue the count outdoors on a guided walk.
  • Learn the names of common feeder birds with Bird Bingo!
  • Make a suet feeder and other activities and crafts for kids.

This is a great way to learn about birds and to get started birding. Bird watchers of all ages and skills are welcome. Visitor Center.

Feb
17
Sat
Great Backyard Bird Count – Citizen Science Opportunity! @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm

Red-bellied Woodpecker on suet feederPaw Print

You can be a citizen scientist!

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a worldwide, free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations.

  • Join us for a census of winter birds at our feeders. Results are reported to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology..
  • Continue the count outdoors on a guided walk.
  • Learn the names of common feeder birds with Bird Bingo!
  • Make a suet feeder and other activities and crafts for kids.

This is a great way to learn about birds and to get started birding. Bird watchers of all ages and skills are welcome. Visitor Center.

Feb
18
Sun
Great Backyard Bird Count – Citizen Science Opportunity! @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Red-bellied Woodpecker on suet feederPaw Print

You can be a citizen scientist!

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a worldwide, free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations.

  • Join us for a census of winter birds at our feeders. Results are reported to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology..
  • Continue the count outdoors on a guided walk.
  • Learn the names of common feeder birds with Bird Bingo!
  • Make a suet feeder and other activities and crafts for kids.

This is a great way to learn about birds and to get started birding. Bird watchers of all ages and skills are welcome. Visitor Center.

Mar
11
Sun
Registration Required: The Making of a Movie — Second Sunday with Friends @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintJoin Directory Scott Morris for a behind the scenes look at the making of the film Saving the Great Swamp. In celebration of the Refuge System’s 115th anniversary, there will be cake! Due to limited space, registration is required. Call 973-425-9510. Visitor Center.

Apr
8
Sun
Second Sunday…With Friends: Celebrating Earth “Month” @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Apr 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintEarth Month LogoCome share your ideas for Earth Month—What can we do at Great Swamp? What can you do at home? Interactive Panel Presentation. For all ages. Visitor Center.

May
13
Sun
Second Sunday…With Friends: Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge, Nellie Hill Tract @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
May 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintJoin Refuge Biologist George Molnar to learn more about this new refuge created to protect the New England cottontail and other species that utilize thicket habitat. Visitor Center.

Jun
10
Sun
Second Sunday…With Friends: Migrating Monarchs @ Visitor Center, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Jun 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Paw PrintMonarch photoMonarchs have begun their journey north from Mexico. Join Kathleen Palmer for a fascinating look at this amazing insect and learn how we can all help. Take home a Monarch-friendly plant. Visitor Center.