Daily Archives: May 16, 2013

Losen Slote: Warbler Capital!!

NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse was at Losen Slote Creek Park today and reports that it was the best songbird day he's ever had in the Meadwowlands.

Here's a sample: Ovenbird, Worm-eating Warbler, Northern Waterthrush,
Black-and-white Warbler, Common IMG_9336Yellowthroat (photograph at right
taken at Losen Slote earlier this month), American Redstart, Cape May Warbler, Northern Parula, Magnolia Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler  and Canada Warbler.  (Thanks, Mike!)

Full list, with numbers, follows — including a rare birdie from the walk earlier this month. (Not sure if Mike saw this one, but he doesn't miss much.)

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Our Next Free Walk: Tuesday @Mill Creek Marsh, Secaucus

DSCN5567-001Mill Creek Marsh is one of our very favorite spots, and this time of year is especially delightful — we just never know what to expect.

We could see anything from unusual shorebirds to ducks to egrets to Bald Eagles, as well as those centuries-old Atlantic White Cedar stumps.

Join the Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society for a free guided walk next Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

Full details follow.

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A Promising Osprey Nest


On a recent boat trip down the Hackensack River, we saw a promising IMG_9182Osprey nest on the Lift Bridge.

Last year an Osprey "starter nest" was in that same location.

At last count, we have four active nests — still need to check on a fifth. A sixth nest appears to be lost in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.