Julie McCall writes:
Decided to have an abbreviated birding outing in between rain cycles [Monday]. Went out to DeKorte Park and Disposal Road for about two hours, noon till 2 p.m.). There was a lot of activity! Full list at the end.
I mostly focused on the Lyndhurst Nature Reserve and the Kingsland Overlook.
Highlights and full list follow. (Thanks, Julie!)
The bird-banding totals for April for the closed Erie Landfill in North Arlington are in:
Total Banded – 186
Number of Species – 24.
The lower-than-expected totals are the result of the inordinate number of windy and/or rainy days. (Above, a Northern Flicker being banded.)
NJMC naturalist Mike Newhouse and his volunteers band birds in the spring and autumn 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.
Full list below.
We saw this tree — knocked down by a recent storm but in bloom — toward the very end of the Transco Trail in DeKorte Park. You can see it all over the Meadowlands these days. What is it?
Answer on the jump.