19 degrees? Below-zero wind chill? Like that could stop us! The January New Jersey Young Birders Club trip to Sandy Hook led by Scott Barnes, Sam Wilson, and Sam Galick will probably go down as one of the coldest days in NJYBC history, but the group of hardy young birders and adults braved the cold to see some winter specialties at the Hook. Our stops included B-lot (where we started), the Fishing Beach, Gunnison Beach, North Beach, and Horseshoe Cove on the bay side of the Hook. The highlights included the massive flock of Greater Scaup on the ocean, a few fairly close Red-throated Loons, a Northern Gannet flying over the ocean, a Great Cormorant, three Tree Swallows, a flyover flock of Snow Geese, and the wintering flocks of Horned Larks and Snow Buntings. It was worth freezing ourselves to see all of those species and different parts of Sandy Hook as shown to us by our trip leaders, who once again did an excellent job leading another successful trip! This trip showed the group why Sandy Hook is such an excellent place to bird despite the weather, and we look forward to coming back here many more times in the future!