Our Next Walk: Laurel Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 17

Our next free guided nature walk is at 70-acre Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus on Tuesday, Jan. 17, beginning at 10 a.m. 

We'll be looking for Common Ravens, Great IMG_9733Cormorants, wintering waterfowl and assorted raptors.

A check of the park on Wednesday found two ravens, a Northern Harrier, two Redtails and an accipiter (right). 

Great Blue Heron was hunkered down by the waterline across the river, Hooded Mergansers were close by.

Dress for the weather — it can be quite cold along the Hackensack River in mid-January. Don't worry, though — we won't be climbing any hills!

More on Laurel Hill here. (Fraternity Rock is pictured above.)

Full info follows.

Tuesday, January 17, 10 a.m.
Third-Tuesday-of-the-Month Bird Walk with the NJMC and BCAS
This free two-hour guided nature walk will take place at Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus. We’ll look for Ravens, raptors, waterfowl on the Hackensack River, and any other birds we can find. We meet at the big parking lot by the Laurel Hill ball fields at 10 a.m.  Or meet at the first parking lot in DeKorte at 9:20. The walk is run by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute weather updates. You will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@aol.com or 201-230-4983.

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