Daily Archives: August 26, 2009

When To Find Mudflats at DeKorte


   One of the tricks of finding shorebirds at DeKorte is timing the mudflats. Unfortunately, it's a bit of an art and a science. IMG_3868

   In this post, we'll try to suggest some ways of increasing your odds of  getting a good shorebird day.

   (Be advised that this week, we are trying to reduce the water levels in the Shorebird Pool to complete some building maintenance, so there should be  opportunities to see good birds — like the Lesser Yellowlegs above — all week long.)

  Here's the main rule of thumb for timing the other tidal impoundments:

   To find out roughly when the low tide at DeKorte is going to be, calculate the low tide at the Amtrak Swing Bridge on the Hackensack River, and add two hours.

   Click "Continue reading…" for links to the tide charts and another mudflat shot.

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