Daily Archives: December 19, 2011

Christmas Bird Count Highlights

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The Meadowlands Commission and friends participated in Lower Hudson Christmas Bird Count yesterday, IMG_9499visiting 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.

2011 in Review: March

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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