Thanks to Mike Britt and his crack team of birders, we have a great list of 94 species for this side of the Hudson on the Christmas Bird Count from last Sunday.
Highlights included Canvasback, Long-tailed Duck, Wild Turkey, Great Cormorant (above), Black-crowned Night Heron, Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, American Kestrel, Merlin,Peregrine, Common Moorhen,Greater Yellowlegs, Dunlin, Wilson's Snipe, American Woodcock, Iceland Gull, Barn Owl,Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Common Raven (below), Horned Lark, Marsh Wren, Snow Bunting, Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Ipswich Savannah Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow and Pine Siskin.
Full list follows.
The year 2010 marked the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission's 41th anniversary and the continued expansion of our nature programs with Bergen County Audubon Society — including an Earth Day Celebration, a Kearny Marsh Cleanup, a Butterfly Day, a "Green Friday" nature walk, and a talk by Scott Weidensaul.
We thought we'd celebrate by looking back at 2010, month by month.
Here are some July highlights:
July 2: Butterflies and Clear-winged Moth
July 2: Black Skimmer Show
July 7: Great Bird-bath Shots at the Butterfly Garden
July 15: Nesting Cliff Swallows at DeKorte
July 26: Butterfly Day: The Full List
July 26: Glossy Ibis, Kearny Marsh
July 29: DeKorte, 3 Least Bitterns