Our First Walk of the Year Is Sunday!

We are happy to kick off 2013 with a three-pronged guided walk:

* We'll meet in the visitor's lot at DeKorte Park by 10 a.m. and check out the Shorebird Pool for duckage.

* We'll drive to Disposal Road and check out the bird action, which has been heating up as temperatures have cooled down — Am. Pipits, Horned Larks, Am. Kestrels, Northern Harriers, Red-tails and a Rough-legged Hawk have been seen in recent days.

* We'll check out Harrier Meadow (above), where Com. Redpolls and an Orange-crowned Warbler have been recently seen. The wrack and flotsam has been pretty much removed, and the birds have remained.

Dress warmly (if the weather is cold), beginning with comfy waterproof boots and warm gloves.

Details follow.

Sunday, Jan. 6, 10 a.m.
First-Sunday-of-the-Month Nature Walk with the NJMC and BCAS
This free two-hour guided nature walk begins at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst  and ends at the nearby Harrier Meadow  in North Arlington. Along the way, we’ll look for Northern Harriers, American Kestrels and other raptors on the legendary Disposal Road. We meet at 10 a.m. in the visitors lot at DeKorte Park.  The walk is run by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute updates and weather advisories. 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 greatauk4@aol.com or 201-230-4983.

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