Help the legendary Meadowlands Marsh Hawks!
They are preparing for their second World Series of Birding on Saturday, May 12. They will be competing in the county-wide category, trying to see as many species of birds in Bergen County in 24 hours as they can — and raise money for a new native butterfly/bird garden planned for the Carillon area on Disposal Road.
Last year, the Marsh Hawks raised hundreds of dollars for bird research in the Meadowlands.
For more information on supporting the Marsh Hawks, download the Pledge Sheet here: Download Pledge sheet
Or e-mail Team Captain Mike Newhouse at michael.newhouse (at) njmeadowlands.gov.
If you contribute $25 or more, you will have a chance to win a spiffy official Meadowlands Marsh Hawks cap and T shirt. Make checks payable to the N.J. Meadowlands Commission.
Yikes! Tomorrow is May 1 already, so we are asking for Meadowlands Big Year participants to e-mail us their totals so far (if they have not done so already.
There's still eight months left, so feel free to jump in and join the fun. It costs nothing to participate, and we are offering some nifty prizes.
If you are competing off the radar, please e-mail Jim Wright at jim.wright (at) njmeadowlands.gov so we know you are out there.
Much appreciated, and good luck to all. Thanks to those who have updated their numbers already!
Competition details are here.
The Conserve Wildlife Foundation writes:
The New Jersey Endangered and Non-game Species Program (ENSP) collects data for, not just rare birds, but all of the state’s endangered, threatened, and special concern species.
A Rare Wildlife Sighting Report Form is available on ENSP’s website for download as well as instructions for completing the form. A complete list of all of the species tracked by the state — such as the Eastern Box Turtle above –can be downloaded here.