Daily Archives: November 16, 2009

First Canvasback of the Season

    We saw our first Canvasback of the season as DeKorte at lunch today. He was rafting with a bunch of Ruddies by the Admin Building.

    Also seen: Many Bufflehead and eight Black-crowned Night Herons in the Kingsland Impoundment… plus a Brant (in the Lyndhurst Nature Reserve; thanks, Mike Ackley!), Black Ducks, Gadwalls, Northern Shovelers and Northern Pintails.

Preview: Mill Creek Marsh Nature Walk Tomorrow


   Just a reminder that we have a 10 a.m. bird walk tomorrow at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus, in conjunction with the Bergen County Audubon Society.

     This free two-hour walk starts at the entrance to  the Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus. 

   Walk leader Don Torino of the BCAS did a scouting trip on Sunday, and he reports: 

   "Mill Creek is the most beautiful spot in the Meadowlands this time of year.  Just a quick trip around the trail gave me Swamp, American Tree, Fox, White-Throated and Song Sparrows. also N. Shovelers, Green-winged Teal and Gadwall. Carolina Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Juncos, about 20 Greater Yellowlegs and a beautiful Great Blue Heron."

  The Meadowlands Commission restored the site and opened it to the public in 2002. It is a great place to watch birds, take a walk, or just chill.

   To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@aol.com or 201-636-4022. 

   Click here for Google Maps directions (just plug in your address; the map will take you to the mall entrance; entrance to Mill Creek Marsh is behind the mall buildings just ahead on the west).