Daily Archives: December 16, 2013

Tuesday’s DeKorte Park Bird Walk: Stay Tuned

The free guided nature walk scheduled for DeKorte Park at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec. 17) is still a go, but snow is predicted for much of the morning. Please check this blog for last-minute updates.

DeKorte’s trails are open but uncleared, so wear warm boots with good treads and walk carefully if the walk goes off as planned.

The walk is sponsored by the Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society.  It is our last event of a very busy and successful 2013 schedule. Thank you for bring a part of it.

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Meadowlands Christmas Bird Count

1-IMG_2439NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse and three of his bird-banding crew participated in the Meadowlands portion of a Christmas Bird Count yesterday.

The photo above was taken in North Arlington, and features swind-swept views of the Saw Mill Creek Wildlife management Area, Laurel Hill and that big town across the Hudson River.

These folks spot birds as well as they band them. We had 61 species in all. Highlights included A Rough-legged Hawk, a Snowy Owl, a Barn Owl and a Snow Snipe.

Full list and raptor pix later this week.

Photo of insanely close-by Wilson’s Snipe taken from our vehicle follows. Continue reading