“In the hours around dawn, individual birds announce their ownership of territory to rivals and advertise to attract mates”, said Greg Budney, curator for collections development at the Macaulay Library of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
“In many species”, Mr. Budney said, “the predawn chorus is specifically about territoriality or male-male rivalry; at dawn, male birds switch to a song aimed at attracting a mate.”
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FREE. Sunday, July 5, 10 am – noon
Mill Creek Point Park.
Visit this site rich with local history – right where Mill Creek Meets the Hackensack River. Get an up-close view of a 67-acre restored wetland as we walk along the scenic Secaucus Greenway boardwalk. We’ll look for shorebirds, Black Skimmers, and more. The walk is run by the NJSEA and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Meets at Mill Creek Point Park at the end of Millridge Road. For information contact Don Torino or call 201-230-4983.