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.
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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