Coming Saturday: Meadowlands Festival of Birding

Passing this reminder along from the Hackensack Riverkeeper — the Meadowlands Commission is hosting the event, and the NJMC's Mike Newhouse (above) will be doing a bird-banding demonstration at Harrier Meadow. The festival is a great event for birders of all levels…

We hope you'll join us this weekend, September 10 & 11, at the 8th Annual Meadowlands Festival of Birding at the Meadowlands Environment Center in Lyndhurst, NJ. This is a really nice event that can either introduce you to the wonderful world of birds, or simply be an opportunity to search for migrating birds in a beautiful setting in the company of some of the region's best birders!

Full info follows. Link to Riverkeeper's Festival Page is here.

The $40 registration fee includes:

· Breakfast & Lunch on Saturday

· Eco-Cruise (regular price $25) on the Hackensack River and Meadowlands

· Bird Banding Demonstration in Harrier Meadow (usually closed to the public)

· Walks throughout the Meadowlands with expert NJ Audubon guides

· Indoor workshops:

Birding for Beginners

Nature of New Jersey

All About Butterflies


Live Raptor Demonstration

·  Keynote Presentation by Sandy Komito, author of Birding's Indiana Jones – A Chaser's Diary and I Came, I Saw, I Counted, and subject of the book and movie The Big Year.

· Guided Birding Paddle (canoes and kayaks) on Sunday morning (space is limited)


All ages are welcome, and tickets are on sale now. Please read the brochure found here, and register now to ensure that you get your first choice of Eco-Cruise launch times!


We'd like to thank our host, the NJ Meadowlands Commission, and our sponsors for making this great event possible: Verizon, American Dream Meadowlands, Meadowlands Marriott – Renaissance, Charlie Stelling, Spoo, Inc. & J. Michael Parish.

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