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It’s Starting to Look and Feel Like Spring


Well, the weather may have finally caught up to the season, and DeKorte Park is full of spring plants and avian species. Thanks to Joe Koscielny of the Bergen County Audubon Society for these great photos of a variety of species taken during Tuesday’s BCAS walk at DeKorte Park. We’ll have more of Joe’s photos later today!


Ruby-crowned Kinglet

House Sparrow

Great Egret


Harbor Seal Sighting!!

The NJSEA’s Drew McQuade and Alashanee Mooney saw this Harbor Seal on the docks at River Barge Park earlier today while doing fieldwork. The seals sometimes pay us visits in late winter/early spring as schools of herring begin to head back up river. Thanks to Drew and Alashanee for the photos!


Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Our Meadowlands – A Living, Thriving Ecosystem for Endangered Species

I have been extremely fortunate over the years to be able to introduce countless people to the wonders of our Meadowlands and to the incredible diversity of bird species that flourish there.  To the disbelief of most people that visit our Meadowlands for the very first time many of the bird species we encounter are considered  endangered, threatened or species of special concern  in the State of New Jersey.

“But Don,” as the question usually begins, “If those birds are really endangered how come I see so many of them here?”  The simple answer is: “It’s the Meadowlands”

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This Sunday: Celebrate Earth Day With The BCAS at DeKorte Park!

The Bergen County Audubon Society is hosting an Earth Day walk and “Creating a Certified Wildlife Garden” program on Sunday, April 22, at DeKorte Park.

The day begins with a nature walk through the park from 10 am to noon. Then, at 1 p.m. in the park’s Meadowlands Environment Center, the BCAS will tell you how you can make your backyard a haven for wildlife by creating a BCAS Certified Wildlife Garden.  Following the program Bergen Audubon will lead a native plant walk around the park.

For more information on the BCAS Certified Wildlife Gardens program, click here

For more information on the BCAS Earth Day activities, contact Don Torino at or 201-230-4983.