Daily Archives: August 5, 2012

Out First Sunday Walk: Shorebirds Galore!

1-DSCN9835Our first-Sunday walk for August at DeKorte Park attracted dozens of birders and hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds of peeps.

The tide was coming in, covering the mud flats and pushing the birds into 1-DSCN9823the Shorebird Pool, where water levels have been reduced for the next eight days.

Repeat: Shorebird Pool water levels will be lower for the next eight days.

Highlights included Short-billed Dowitchers, an estimated gazillion Semipalmated Sandpipers, a Black-crowned Night Heron and fishing Ospreys.

We also had some great butterflies (Fiery Skipper, Painted Lady, eyc.) and a Hummingbird Clear-winged Moth.

The free walk was sponsored by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission of the Bergen County Audubon Society. Thanks to all who participated! We will post a full list later in the week.