The Harrier Meadow Walk: The Full List

IMG_5693 With the help of Julie McCall, we have compiled a list of 36 bird species seen on our Harrier Meadow Nature Walk on Sunday. 

As so often happens, the walk was noteworthy for some birds we expected to see but didn't — including a Belted Kingfisher and a Great Blue Heron. Also forgot to check the distant telephone poles in North Arlington for Rock Pigeon, but so it goes.

We did get some great views of raptors, including this Northern Harrier photographed during the walk.

We compiled the list through eBird, which made the process simple. "Meadowlands IBA," by the way, stands for "Meadowlands, Important Bird Area."

The walk was sponsored by the Meadowlands Commision and the Bergen County Audubon Society.

Full list follows.

Location:     Meadowlands IBA–Harrier Meadow
Observation date:     11/7/10
Number of species:  36

Canada Goose   



Northern Shoveler 

Green-winged Teal  


Ruddy Duck 

Double-crested Cormorant 

Great Egret 

Bald Eagle  

Northern Harrier 

Sharp-shinned Hawk 

Red-tailed Hawk 

American Kestrel 

Ring-billed Gull

Mourning Dove 

Downy Woodpecker 

Northern Flicker 

Blue Jay  

crow sp. 

Tufted Titmouse

Black-capped Chickadee   

Carolina Wren    

Golden-crowned Kinglet

American Robin 

Northern Mockingbird    

European Starling    

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Common Yellow-throat  

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow    

White-throated Sparrow  

Dark-eyed Junco   

Northern Cardinal  

Red-winged Blackbird 

American Goldfinch 

House Sparrow    

One thought on “The Harrier Meadow Walk: The Full List

  1. Linda Mullaney

    Hi Jim,
    Mrs. Kingfisher was working the retention pond across Disposal Rd. from the carillon Sunday around 9:00. We saw her shortly before Bald Eagle #1. Maybe that’s why she wasn’t at Harrier for the walk. Some nerve, huh?
    Linda Mullaney


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