Tons of great birds at the Meadowlands Festival of Birding today — including the American Avocet at Harrier Meadow, a Bald Eagle over the former Kingsland Landfill, Ospreys, Kestrels, Sharpies and more.
The first bird banded this morning? A Gray-cheeked Thrush.
The first bird that keynote speaker and legendary bird-chaser Sandy Komito ever chased? An American Avocet.
We will post the full festival list in the upcoming week, plus some photos of the best of the banded birds.