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190 Lord Stirling Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ
908 766-2489    EEC Home Page

Birding at the EEC

The Environmental Education Center Naturalists offer a variety of birding programs such as guided walks on our trails, day trips to near-by parks, and overnight trips throughout the year.  Most programs are designed for adults, but specific programs are offered for families and teens too.  All levels of birders are welcome to join the fun!

Birding with the Environmental Education Center (PDF)

New - Moon Midnight March
at the Environmental Education Center

All Things Wings: Bird and Butterfly Walks - New Program
(All Ages)

Spring migration has come and gone and now the birds are preparing their territories for breeding and raising their young. The warmth of summer also signals the return of our other winged friends - butterflies. Take a stroll around the grounds of the EEC on Saturday mornings in June looking for all our beautiful summer visitors. Make sure to bring water as well as sun and insect protection. Pre-registration is not required.

Saturdays, June 10, 17, 24

Saturday Bird Walks
(All Ages)
A continuation of our Fall bird walk series. Join a Naturalist on a stroll around our grounds looking for the plethora of migrants that pass through our area in spring. Immerse yourself in the sounds and colors that make spring the best time to be out birding. Pre-registration is not required

Saturday, May 13, 20, 27

Saturdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Public Programs
    • January Programs
    • February Programs
    • March Programs
    • April Programs
    • May Programs
    • June Programs
    • July Programs
    • August Programs
    • September Programs
    • October Programs
    • November Programs
    • December Programs
Speciality Programs
    • Birding
    • Birthday Parties
    • Canoe & Kayak
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Family Program Series
    • Forest Fitness
    • Garden Discovery
    • Libraries, Senior Centers &
      Other Groups
    • Maple Sugaring
    • Other Day Trips & Overnight Trips
    • Scouts
    • Summer "Camps"
    • Workshops

School Programs
    • Field Trips
    • In School Programs
    • Biomimicry Programs
    • School Program Guide
Trips & Outings
    • Birding
    • Canoe & Kayak
    • Garden Discovery
    • Other Day Trips & Overnight Trips
    • 1770s Festival
    • By the Light of the Moon
    • County Caper
    • Events
    • Family Program Series
    • Festival of Trees
    • Swamp Search
    • Temporary Exhibits
    • Trail Scramble
Program Calendars
Trails & Facilities
    • Auditorium
    • Biomimicry STEM Lab
    • Discovery Room
    • EEC Brochure
    • Gift Shop/Library
    • The Great Swamp Experience
    • Pond View Room
    • Room Rentals
    • Temporary Exhibits
    • Trail Map
    • The Tree House

  Volunteers are needed and appreciated   throughout the year. Please contact
  Jane Bodnar at 908 766.2489 ext.323 or   email your completed application and
  waiver to .

Volunteer Application for Adult
Volunteer Application for Minor
   Volunteer Waiver for Adults
   Volunteer Waiver for Minors/Dependents

Corporate Volunteer Groups please contact Jane Parks at 908 766.2489 ext.336 or

Hours & Directions
The building is open 9am-5pm daily.
Exhibits are open 9am-4:30pm daily.
Registration is accepted 9am-4:30pm daily.
The building is closed on Holidays.
Trails are open dawn to dusk daily but closed on Deer Management days as scheduled.

 Click here for Directions
Donations & Sponsorship

Donations are gladly accepted.
Please make checks payable to:
The Somerset County Park Commission
and mail to Carrie Springer,
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Support Packet

Ask A Naturalist


Have a question about a plant or animal species you saw in Lord Stirling Park or northern New Jersey?

One of our naturalists can help you! Complete the form and an EEC staff member will do their best to solve your nature mysteries!

On-line Registration
Birding Brochure


On-line Registration Birding Brochure