Daily Archives: January 28, 2011

Bird Report: Mill Creek Point, 012811

Went to Mill Creek Point on lunch hour to look for an adult Bald Eagle seen there in the morning.  No luck, but did see a dark-morph Rough-leg, male Golden Eye, a pair of Lesser Scaup and plenty of Red-tails, Common Mergs and Hooded Mergs (above, flying).

On the other side of the river on Outwater Lane in Carlstadt had an immature Bald Eagle and a Merlin (below).  IMG_2571

‘Meadowlands Birds’ Slide Show & Talk

IMG_1718Jim Wright, who keeps this blog for the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, will present a free talk and slide show on the birds of the Meadowlands on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Hackensack River Canoe and kayak Club.

The talk will featuring some once endangered birds and some nifty color photos that Jim has taken in the Meadowlands in the past 2.5 years. The emphasis will be on birds that can be seen on the river.

Jim will also include photos of other critters he has seen along the river and its marshes  — from Diamondback Terrapins to Fiddler Crabs.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Elks Club in Paramus, with Jim's talk to begin around 7:30 p.m.

The group's website is here.

The Paramus Elks Club is located behind Raymour & Flanagan at 200 Rt. 17 North in Paramus, one mile north of Rt. 4; a half mile north of Century Road. It is immediately past Paramus Chevrolet Auto Mall.

If you miss R&F's driveway, you can park in Ramsey Outdoor Store's parking lot and walk. Click here for Google map & driving directions.

Our Next Walk: Super Bird Sunday!

IMG_2114-1 Want to get some exercise, hone your birding skills and win some nifty prizes before settling in to watch the big game on Super Bowl Sunday?

The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission is offering a free “Super Bird Sunday II” guided nature walk on Sunday, Feb. 6, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park.

The park is located just minutes from New Meadowlands Stadium, home of the 2014 Super Bowl.

The second annual Super Bird Sunday, sponsored by the NJMC and the Bergen County Audubon Society, features a 90-minute bird walk on DeKorte Park’s scenic trails – with an added incentive.

The first person to see a bird species with the same name as an NFL team – cardinal, raven, falcon, eagle (photographed on Tuesday at DeKorte, above), seahawk (osprey) or “woodpacker” – wins two tickets to a NJMC  pontoon boat cruise of the Hackensack River next summer.

More info follows.

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