Don’t Forget: Bonus Nature Walk on Sunday

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IMG_0247 With the Rough-legs making almost daily appearances on Disposal Road, we added a free nature walk for this Sunday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. at DeKorte Park.

We'll check Disposal Road for an array of raptors, from Rough-legs to Northern Harriers (like the Gray Ghost, above, photographed last weekend by Ron Shields) to American Kestrels — and we'll look for ducks as well.

The walk is brought to you by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society.

The Rough-leg at left, photographed earlier this month, is a frequent flier — we can distinguish it by the missing tail feather.

Stay tuned to this blog for the latest Meadowlands raptor sightings. Details follow.

Sunday, January 23, 10 a.m.
Bonus Nature Walk with the NJMC and BCAS

This free two-hour guided walk starts outside the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst and runs from 10 a.m. We’ll check Disposal Road for raptors and check out the tidal impoundments for wintering waterfowl and other birds of interest. The walk is run by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Check for last-minute weather-related updates. You will have to sign a standard liability release for this event. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at or 201-636-4022.

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