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BCAS Nature Walk Next Tuesday (Aug. 21) at Mill Creek Marsh

Join the Bergen County Audubon Society next Tuesday (Aug. 21) as they lead a guided walk of Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus, a fantastic spot for birding. They’ll be keeping an eye peeled for shorebirds like like Semi-palmated Sandpipers, Greater Yellowlegs and Short-billed Dowitchers.

The walk runs from 10 am to noon. For more information contact Don Torino at greatauk4@gmail.com or 201-230-4983.

Meadowlands Birding Festival Schedule Announced!

We’re thrilled to post the schedule of events for the Meadowlands Birding Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15 at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. The free event runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and will include¬†a family-friendly day of bird walks, talks, raptor visits, kids activities and more celebrating the Meadowlands amazing bird population.

Highlights include a keynote talk by renowned field guide author David Sibley, a walk led by prominent birding author Rick Wright and a live raptor demonstration. Kids activities include a scavenger hunt, bird migration game, and making an ice cream cone bird feeder.

To register, click here

No Laughing Matter

Laughing Gulls

Someone’s got a secret to share above! Laughing Gulls were just some of the many species that Dee De Santis photographed during the Bergen County Audubon Society Birding By Boat trip last week. We’ll have more awesome photos from Dee throughout the day!

Laughing Gull

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron with Gulls

Great Black-backed Gull with Herring Gull

Black-crowned Night Heron

Cormorants

Meadowlands Birding Festival Registration Is Open!!!!

We’re thrilled to launch registration for the Meadowlands Birding Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15. The free event runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and will include¬†a family-friendly day of bird walks, talks, raptor visits, kids activities, optics for sale, boat tours and more celebrating the Meadowlands amazing bird population.

Highlights include a keynote talk by renowned field guide author David Sibley, a walk led by prominent birding author Rick Wright and a live raptor demonstration. Kids activities include a scavenger hunt, bird migration game, and making an ice cream cone bird feeder.

To register, click here

Boat tours are offered by Hackensack Riverkeeper and space is limited. Registration is by phone only. Registration begins at noon Monday Aug. 13. Call 201-968-0808. Reservations will not be taken before noon.

 

 

Final Photos from Last Sunday’s Walk

Cardinal Flower and Swamp Rose-mallow

Here’s our final batch of photos from Joe Koscielny spotlighting the variety of flora and fauna to be seen at DeKorte Park, taken during last Sunday’s Bergen County Audubon Society walk. Thanks Joe for all the great shots!

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinches

Fiddler Crabs

Blue Claw Crab

Herring Gull

 

Photos From Last Sunday’s DeKorte Walk

Ring-billed Gull and Semi-palmated Sandpiper

We’ve got a variety of great photos from Joe Koscielny taken during this past Sunday’s Bergen Audubon walk at DeKorte Park. More from Joe for your viewing pleasure tomorrow morning!

The next Meadowlands BCAS walk is Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 10 am to noon at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus. For more info contact Don Torino at greatauk4@gmail.com or 201-230-4983.

Northern Mockingbird

Least Sandpipers

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

Silver-spotted Skipper

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: A Message in a Feather

Red-tailed Hawk Feather Credit: Don Torino

After having a tough, exhausting day I thought I would try to relax and wind down for a while at our butterfly garden. Pondering the days ahead, stressing more than a little about all I needed to get done and wondering how I could ever do it I glanced down and saw something moving ever so slightly in the afternoon breeze.

Lying in the grass like some surreal message set in a grassy frame there sat a feather. Not just any feather but a wonderful russet, ash and black almost mystical feather. A Red-tailed hawk feather in all its enchanted grandeur.

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