Harrier Meadow Walk: The Full List


Plenty of highlights on yesterday's walk — in addition to the banding demo by the NJMC's Mike Newhouse (above left, with a young birder named Nestor), which provided great looks at Yellow-breasted Chats, warblers, catbirds P1080957and more. 

  We saw a distant Coyote walking along the edge of a distant 1-E Landfill, a flock of Greater Yellowlegs,  great looks at the American Avocet, which has been here for three weeks now, a Prairie Warbler and a Pied-billed Grebe.

Did not see the Caspian Tern that has been hanging out here.

Only a few American Kestrels around, but we had up-close views of one as Mike banded it (left).

Full list follows. (Thanks again to all our participants!)

Meadowlands IBA–Harrier Meadows (restricted access)

Sep 20, 2011 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments:     This is the Third-Tuesday-of-the-month sponsored by NJ Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society.

30 species

Canada Goose 



Pied-billed Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

American Kestrel


American Avocet  1     It has been here three weeks.

Greater Yellowlegs

peep sp.

Laughing Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Belted Kingfisher

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Black-capped Chickadee

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Common Yellowthroat

Prairie Warbler

sparrow sp.

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow



One thought on “Harrier Meadow Walk: The Full List

  1. Debbie C.

    Wow, great list. Wish I could have been there. I love Harrier Meadow. But I moved to Jacksonville, Florida area three weeks ago so no more Meadowlands walks for me. 🙁
    But my new home is on a small pond, and I can sit and drink my morning coffee and watch the pond, and so far have seen great egrets, snowy egrets, great blue herons, little blue herons, anhingas, and today even a wood stork. So that’s a fair trade-off. LOL


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