Weekend Preview: DeKorte Bird Report

Had 27 species from the Environment Center to the end of the Marsh Discovery Trail on Friday. Highlight was a FOY Forster's Tern.

Full report follows.

Richard W. DeKorte Park, Bergen, US-NJ
Apr 13, 2012 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Saw FOY Forster's Tern
27 species

Canada Goose  X
Gadwall  X
Mallard  X
Northern Shoveler  X
Lesser Scaup  X
Bufflehead  X
Ruddy Duck  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Great Egret  X
Red-tailed Hawk  X
Forster's Tern  X
Mourning Dove  X
Downy Woodpecker  X
Northern Flicker  X
American Crow  X
Tree Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  X
American Robin  X
Northern Mockingbird  X
European Starling  X
Song Sparrow  X
Swamp Sparrow  X
White-crowned Sparrow  X
Northern Cardinal  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  X
House Sparrow  X

4 thoughts on “Weekend Preview: DeKorte Bird Report

  1. julie

    As an addendum, I was there yesterday and had additional species:
    Dark-eyed Junco
    White-throated Sparrow
    Singing American Tree Sparrow (Carillon)
    Field Sparrow (Lyndhurst Nature Reserve)
    Swamp Sparrow
    Hermit Thrush (near Main Entrance)
    Yellow-rumped Warbler (near Main Entrance)
    Brown Creeper
    Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    Greater Yellowlegs
    Lesser Yellowlegs
    Ring-necked Pheasant (calling from the landfill)
    Northern Harrier
    flyover adult Bald Eagle
    flyover Turkey Vulture
    American Kestrel (Amvets/Disposal/Raptor Road)
    Osprey (at least 2)
    Brown-headed Cowbird
    Rock Pigeon
    Blue Jay
    Mute Swan
    Great Black-backed Gull
    Herring Gull
    Ring-billed Gull
    American Goldfinch
    There’s a lot out there! It’s a great time to be birding in the Meadowlands. 🙂

  2. megan

    The scaup really threw me off.. I went back and forth between lesser and greater a million times. What marks helped you to determine?


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