Daily Archives: April 1, 2012

A Nifty April Fool’s Walk

We had great birds and a great turnout for our first-ever April Fool's Day Walk at DeKorte Park.

Highlights included (No joke!) a Long-tailed Duck and an American Widgeon, and at least 10 more species of duck. Plus Pied-billed Grebe, Bald Eagle, Gray Ghost … You get the idea.

We also had an awesome April Fool's walk challenge — find and identify as many as seven species of bogus birds along the Marsh Discovery Trail during the walk.

We had a three-way tie for winner for an NJMC pontoon-boat cruise for two, so we picked the winner among the three out of a hat  – Lee Magadini of Hoboken.

We will post a full list of birds seen on the walk on Monday, and our Tuesday Teaser will be the six bogus birds on the Marsh Discovery Trail. Did we say up to seven species? Well, it was April Fool's Day…

The walk was sponsored by the Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society. Thanks to all who participated!