Coming Sunday: Free Super Bird Sunday Walk!

P1080128Want to get outside and get some exercise before the big game?

Don't miss the fourth-annual SuperBird Sunday guided walk, a free event that starts outside DeKorte Park at 10 a.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m.

The two-hour walk, sponsored by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society, includes tickets to an NJMC pontoon-boat cruise for the first person to see a bird that an NFL team is named for — Raven, Cardinal, Eagle, Falcon or Seahawk. (Not to worry: legendary birder Bob O'Link, pictured above, will not be on this walk.)

Note: The first person to see a Common Raven will also win his or her choice of a copy of our coffee-table book "The Nature of the Meadowlands" or Tom Yezerski's nifty children's book "Meadowlands."

The first person to see any of the NFL mascot birds will also win a 2013 "Bird of the Year" T-shirt — featuring a Peregrine Falcon.

Full details on the event follow.

Sunday, February 3, 10 a.m. Fourth Annual “Super Bird Sunday” Nature Walk w/NJMC and BCAS
This free two-hour guided nature walk starts just outside DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. We will walk along the base of the  remediated Kingsland Landfill, looking for wintering waterfowl and other birds of interest – with great prizes awarded to any participant who is the first to spot a bird that has the same name as an NFL team – raven, falcon, eagle, cardinal and seahawk (Osprey, but good luck on that one). The walk is run by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Check for last-minute weather updates. You will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at or 201-230-4983.

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