As part of our Tuesday bird walk, we stopped by the Erie Landfill in North Arlington to watch NJMC naturalist Mike Newhouse band birds as part of a research project to see how birds use landfills during migration.
The Meadowlands Commission is especially interested in creating new habitat for endangered and threatened species.
Mike banded one of the target birds, a Savannah Sparrow, on Tuesday.
In the accompanying photos, taken by James B. Kuehlke, a friend of this blog, a banded Black-and-white Warbler is released. (Thanks, Jim!)
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