Birder Michael Britt is organizing this year's CBC in the Meadowlands. The day is Sunday, Dec. 14, from pre-dawn to dusk, and he is looking for a few dedicated and hearty volunteers to help.
Expert birders and beginners alike can participate, but be advised this is no walk in the park – the weather can be nasty, and there's a lot of ground to cover.
Towns to be covered are , North Arlington, Kearny, Lyndhurst, East Rutherford, Carlstadt, Secaucus, North Bergen, etc. — "basically everything but Mehrhof Pond, Teterboro, and other areas at the extreme northern end of the district," Mike says.
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Click "Continue reading…" immediately below for details on the Meadowlands CBC.
A $5 fee goes to the National Audubon Society.
Says Mike: "Please let me know your availability as soon as possible. New folks are welcomed, best case scenario…we'll pair you with veterans, unless we're strapped for bodies.
"Participation in this count has dwindled since the days of the "old Meadowlands" when the dumps were active…please help out if you can…it really is a great territory. "As per tradition, we'll gather at the Big Apple in Bayonne afterward for some pub 'n' grub…good times."
To sign up or get more info, e-mail Mike.