Daily Archives: May 12, 2009

World Series of Birding, Jr. Edition Part II

World Series of Birding                                                    Photograph by Kristin Mylecraine, NJAS

    Linda Gangi reports that the two teams of young birders that Kristin Mylecraine and she fielded for the World Series of Birding last Saturday  tallied 84 and 85 species in 11 hours:

   "Highlight birds for the day were Glossy Ibis, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Cape May Warbler, Blackpoll, Yellow-throated Vireo, Common Raven (left) and Rough-winged Swallows.

   "The team met at DeKortePark at 7am, briefly birded the immediate area and then headed over to Garret Mountain.  By 11 a.m. we had tallied 55 species.  

  Click "Continue reading …" for more of Linda's report — and why getting lkids involved in the World Series of Birding is a great idea.

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A Meadowblog Milestone

IMG_9784     We are pleased to announce that on Monday, this blog reached 50,000 page views.

   We officially launched the blog last summer as part of our efforts to highlight and celebrate all of the Meadowlands' natural wonders, and we have been heartened by your response.

   We'd like to thank everyone who has been following this blog, and all those who have contributed bird sightings, photos and suggestions.

   We look forward to many exciting posts ahead. With your help, we just might top the Tri-Colored Heron, White Ibis and Snowy Owl  sightings of the past year. (Not to mention that Great Spangled Fritillary.)

   Please spread the word!

   If you have suggestions on ways to improve this blog, e-mail us.



  This is the first of three Tuesday Teasers about unusual warblers with with geographical names. Can you ID it? (Apology: It's a female in fall plumage.)

   Tuesday Teasers in June will feature our most recent arrivals.

More Tuesday Teasers here.

Click "Continue reading…" for the answers to this teaser.

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