New Jersey's Own Heron Rookery

New Jersey's Own Heron Rookery

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Location Guide to the Heron Rookery in Southern New Jersey

In this Location Guide, I’m sharing tips on:

- how to get highly desirable photographs of birds with a beautiful blurry backgrounds / bokeh right in the camera
- how to get flying shots on the green background
- how to time your visit for a specific behavior (courtship displays, nesting, hatching etc).

This rookery is located very close to the parking lot and there is no much walking required. The way the viewing area is situated, offers an excellent opportunity to observe and photograph these birds at eye-level and even from above.

My guides are written to give you a great start on your very first visit. If you are a frequent visitor to this rookery but cannot get the quality of images you see online, following my guide will highly improve your chances of getting them on your next visit. No photoshop tricks required!

List of birds that you may see and photograph there:
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Glossy Ibis
Tricolored Heron
Little Blue Heron
Boat-Tailed and Common Grackles
many warblers
Clapper Rail
Great Egret
with Ospreys, Black Skimmers, Least Terns frequently flying over

Information in my guides takes into consideration that you know how to properly set the exposure, how to operate your camera etc. Otherwise, I will suggest taking a workshop. If you need a recommendation for one, send me an email. I may know a perfect person for you.