Daily Archives: May 12, 2013

A Terrific Mother’s Day Walk in Ridgefield

Our fifth annual Mother's Day walk in Ridgefield was a big hit — more than 40 bird species (including lots of warblers and an appearance by Alice the Bald Eagle  — we could see her antenna in some of the photos).

IMG_9662A big thanks to Karen and Bruce Riede from the Ridgefield Environmental Commission for hosting the walk.

The walk was sponsored by the environmental commission, Bergen County Audubon Society and the Meadowlands Commission.

We'll post more pix and the full species list later this week.


The Marsh Hawks Win! The Marsh Hawks Win!

Pledge sheet-1-page-001For the second year in a row, the Meadowlands Marsh Hawks have won their division in The World Series of Birding.

The team racked up a record-setting 145 species — or 84 percent of the possible birds — in less than 24 hours. 

The team's previous best was 139 species, set last year.

Congratulations to the Marsh Hawks — NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse and his teammates, Chris Takacs and Mike Wolfe — and congratulations to all the other teams that participated and raised money for worthy causes.

Full results of the 2013 WSB are here.  We'll post the winning tally sheet later this week.