A few quick observations:
* A lot of good birds are moving in, including Baltimore Orioles, Eastern Towhees and a variety of warblers. We even had several Solitary Sandpipers — and heard a Ring-necked Pheasant, not far from its ancestral home.
* The trails are very muddy (and partly underwater in places), so wear waterproof boots if you can.
* We didn't see as much litter as in years past, but we still plan to police the area and trim the trails, so bring work gloves and clippers if you've got them.
* The flora (including the ferns above) is going great guns, with lots of native plants to be discussed on Sunday.
Full list of birds follows.
Meadowlands IBA–Losen Slote Creek Park, Bergen, US-NJ
May 3, 2012 9:40 AM – 11:10 AM
Comments: warblers moving in …
22 species (+1 other taxa)
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler