We have a full slate of events over the next couple of weeks — in addition to this weekend's Festival of Birding.The list includes:
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m.
Bird Walk with Bergen County Audubon Society
This free event starts at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst and runs from 10 a.m. to noon. We will look for shorebirds, waders, Ospreys and migrants – plus any butterflies we encounter. Meet in front of the Meadowlands Environment Center. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at 201-636-4022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click "Continue reading … " to learn about a Lyndhurst slide show about the Meadowlands, a Harrier Meadow Walk on Sept. 22, and a geology hike up Laurel Hill in Secaucus on Sept. 26.
Jerry Golub, a stalwart volunteer who does heron surveys for the Harbor Herons Project, passed along this shot of a Yellow-crowned Night Heron photographed yesterday near Saw Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area — looks like Laurel Hill in the background. Thanks, Jerry!
Just a reminder that there are a limited number of tickets left for this weekend's Sixth Annual “Meadowlands Festival of Birding.”
The two-day event includes field trips on foot and by boat, birding basics for beginners and loaner binoculars, a keynote lecture on migration by Dr. Robert DeCandido, a butterfly program, a raptor show, and much more.
The festivities start early Saturday morning at the NJMC’s Meadowlands Environment Center, in DeKorte Park, and include early morning bird-banding at Harrier Meadow – a 70-acre natural area usually closed to the public – and excursions on the river and to other unique sites.
The $40 registration fee benefits festival organizers the Hackensack Riverkeeper and New Jersey Audubon Society, and includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Ages 10 to 17 are free.
To purchase tickets call the Riverkeeper at 201-968-0808 or click here.