The Record did a nice story yesterday on the Hackensack-Ridgewood Circle of the Christmas Bird Count, which includes Little Ferry's Losen Slote Park.
The circle is run by the Bergen County Audubon Society and features folks that help with NJMC/BCAS guided walks and other events.
Link is here.
The Meadowlands Commission and friends participated in Lower Hudson Christmas Bird Count yesterday, visiting natural areas and landfills in Carlstadt, Lundhurst, North Arlington and Kearny.
Our group counted 56 species. Highlights included a Horned Grebe (above) on the outskirts of DeKorte Park, dozens of migrating Common Megansers, an American Kestrel and our fairly reliable Bald Eagles.
We had two eagles (an adult and a juvenile) on our portion of the count yesterday.
The year 2011 marked the dedication of a new riverside park in Carlstadt, lots of great nature sightings, and the continued partnership with Bergen County Audubon Society.
We thought we'd celebrate by looking back at 2011, month by month.
Here are some highlights from March:
March 3: Tree Swallows
March 4: Rare Seal Sighting
March 17: St. Pattie's Day Creeper
March 18: Horned Grebe plus
March 22: Monk Parakeet Update
March 29: Long-eared Owl, North Arlington