Kevin Karlson Shorebird Day: The Full Report

Saturday was our fourth annual Kevin Karlson Shorebird Day, highlighted by the young Tricolored Heron, several Least Bitterns, a Peregrine Falcon and — at day's end — an American White Pelican. (Full list is below.)

Erinn Connor of The Record wrote a nifty story for Sunday's editions. The link is here.

We want to thank Kevin Karlson and his fellow professional nature photographer Lloyd Spitalnik for joining us for a great day of walks, talks, slide shows and workshops.

We also want to thank the folks who helped us on the walks, including Denise Farrell, Don Torino, Rob Fanning, and Peggy O'Neill, plus everyone who participated in the nifty annual event.

Finally, we want to thank NJMC naturalsit Mike Newhouse for lowering the water levels in the Shorebird Pool, a key factor in attracting so many awesome birds. Adjusting water levels is an art, and a lot of hard work. (Thanks, Mike!)

The full list of birds follows.

Richard W. DeKorte Park, Bergen, US-NJ
Aug 11, 2012 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.5 mile(s)

Comments:     This list is complete list from Kevin Karlson Shorebird Day, featuring two walks plus incidentals — sponsored by Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon…  Includes quick drive down Disposal Road
41 species

Canada Goose  X
Gadwall  X
Mallard  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
American White Pelican  1     Photo on Meadowlands Blog Post for Aug. 11
Least Bittern  X
Great Blue Heron  X
Great Egret  X
Snowy Egret  X
Tricolored Heron  1     Been there at least two days; Photo on blog for Aug. 10
Black-crowned Night-Heron  X
Turkey Vulture  X
Osprey  X DSCN0004
Red-tailed Hawk  X
American Kestrel  X     Disposal Road
Peregrine Falcon  X
Semipalmated Plover  X
Killdeer  X     Disposal Road
Spotted Sandpiper  X
Greater Yellowlegs  X
Lesser Yellowlegs  X
Semipalmated Sandpiper  X
Short-billed Dowitcher  X
Laughing Gull  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Forster's Tern  X
Mourning Dove  X
Common Raven  X
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  X
Tree Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  X
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  X
Northern Mockingbird  X
European Starling  X
Song Sparrow  X
Northern Cardinal  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  X
House Sparrow  X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (


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