Yikes, Another Bird Walk Tuesday


  This special bird walk, sponsored by Bergen Audubon and the Meadowlands Commission, will be at 10 a.m. at Harrier Meadow in North Arlington, and (weather permitting) will feature a bird-banding demonstration  by NJMC naturalist Mike Newhouse.

   In the photo above, taken Friday, he was banding an American Kestrel.

   This free event starts at Harrier Meadow  and runs from two hours. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@aol.com or 201-636-4022. 

   Click "Continue reading for more info, a standard release you'll need to sign, directions, and other particulars

    The walk is rain or shine. Lightning cancels.

   As always, bug spray, binoculars and sunscreen are a good idea‚Ķ

   Because Harrier Meadow is ordinarily closed to the public, you will need to sign a standard release to visit the site. Download it here or sign a release on Tuesday:

Download HARRIER Release

To get to Harrier Meadow:

    Go to the entrance to DeKortePark in Lyndhurst. (Directions to DeKorte Park follow.)  After you cross the railroad tracks, bear to your right onto Disposal Road instead of going straight into DeKorte. 

   You will stay on Disposal Road for a mile, with a landfill on your right and after three-tenths of a mile or so, tidal impoundments on your left. You will also pass the AMVETS Carillon, with many flags flying. Look out for the speed bumps on Disposal Road. They are often unmarked.

   After roughly a mile, you will come to a stop sign. Stay to the left, pass the PSEG substation, and make a left. You are at the gate to Harrier.

To get to DeKorte Park:

From Route 3 East follow signs for 17 South, Lyndhurst. After the traffic light cross Route 17 and proceed straight onto Polito Avenue; follow directions below.

  From Route 3 West follow signs for 17 South, Lyndhurst. Merge onto 17 South and follow it as it wraps around. At the traffic light make a Left onto Polito Avenue; follow the directions below. At the end of Polito Avenue, turn Left onto Valley Brook Avenue. After 1.2 miles, cross the railroad tracks,

   Really urgent questions: Call the NJMC's Jim Wright on his cellphone: 201-785-6604.

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