Bird Report: Red Knot Sighting

Meadowlands Marsh Hawk Chris Takacs and NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse saw a Red Knot this morning in Harrier Meadow, feeding on the nearby mudflats.

This is the first recorded sighting we know of in Bergen County in 35 years. It has been seen in Hudson County, however.

Chris also reports a White-rumped Sandpiper earlier in the morning.(Thanks, Chris!)

We are guessing it's long gone, but just in case, we will be at the entrance to Harrier Meadow at 10:30 a.m. if you are interested in taking a look. Bug spray and sunblock are always recommended.

The site is usually off-limits to the public, so you will need to sign a waiver if you have not signed the general release for 2011 already. Click the button on left to download a waiver, and let Jim Wright know if you are coming by e-mailing him at

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