Greetings From Saw Mill Creek

Ron Shields kayaked the Saw Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area this past weekend and shared these great photos. Ron writes that he saw “tons of shorebirds, snowy egrets and laughing gulls to mention a few.  The highlight of the paddle was up close and personal looks at eight clapper rails. Enjoy the pics!”

Short-billed dowitcher

Short-billed dowitcher

Adult Yellow-Crowned Night Heron

Adult Yellow-Crowned Night Heron

Laughing Gull

Laughing Gull

Clapper Rail

Clapper Rail

Clapper Rail

Clapper Rail

 

 

 

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: The Most Important Thing Nature Lovers Can Do Is Introduce a Child to Nature

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This summer I had the honor and pleasure of working with YWCA camp children at one of our BCAS Butterfly Gardens and also with other great young folks through our junior naturalist program at DeKorte Park. As much as these great kids enjoyed their time outdoors it was I who relished the experience even more. Their innocent curiosity, sense of wonder and delight of discovery did my heart good and reminded me never to forget why I loved nature to begin with.

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David Sibley at the Meadowlands Oct. 6!

David Sibley photo

Presented by the Bergen County Audubon Society As Part of Its 75th Anniversary Celebration

Renowned birding field guide author David Sibley is coming to the Meadowlands Environment Center!! Sibley will give a presentation on birding at 7 pm on Thursday, Oct. 6. His books will be available for purchase and signing. The second editions of Sibley’s Field Guides to the Birds of Eastern and Western North American were published in March.

Sibley has also authored guides to Bird Life & Behavior, an overall guide to birds, and birding basics. You don’t want to miss this very special event! Space is limited and registration is required. To register click here

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: There Is Joy In Every Bird

Redwinged Blackbord DeKorte 6.14.16

So call me a worrywart. Some days I worry that I may have forgotten to turn off the coffee pot before leaving the house and on occasion I am deeply concerned that I have never actually seen a toad sit on a toad stool. But lately I have been feeling a deep uneasiness that many birders are not enjoying birds like they could be and might even be missing out on the real passion of birding.

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