Daily Archives: April 16, 2014

Jersey Journal Article on Peregrine Cam

1-Girone peregrineThe Jersey Journal has a nice article on the Jersey City Peregrine Cam.

Here’s a sample:

A pair of peregrine falcons, the fastest bird in the sky and also a state endangered species, have returned to 101 Hudson St, to prepare for nesting season.

“It’s easy to lose sight of the extraordinary wildlife that’s all around Jersey City,” said David Wheeler, executive director of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey.

For the 15th season, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey (CWF) will be operating the popular Jersey City FalconCam — a webcam embedded atop the Jersey City skyscraper

The webcam captures the intimate moments of the falcon pair during its nesting season, which generally lasts from April to July.

A link to the cam site is here.

A link to the story is here.

(Stay tuned for the announcement of an exciting new joint project between CWD and the Meadowlands Commission.)

Tuesday’s Rainy Walk: The Full Monte


This is most of the group who joined us on our Third Tuesday of the Month walk at Harrier Meadow.

We set a new record: 43 species seen by  nine people, or more than four birds per person. Imagine if we had a better turnout!

Full list, including some impressive birds, follows. (As you can see from the photo, the birding was intense that one birder did not stop to have his picture taken. Also impressive, just a tad less so Continue reading

Help the Meadowlands Marsh Hawks!

Bird migration is here, and the World Series of Birding is just around the corner. We are pleased to announce that the Meadowlands Marsh Hawks will defend our title for the second year in a row.

We couldn’t have won last year without your support.  This season, our team is asking for your help again as the title defense is going to be a real challenge.

Pledge sheet 2014-page-001Every time a team wins the Limited Geographic category, its par total goes up by five — which means the par for Bergen County has now increased by 10 species in the past two years.

The overwhelming support from all of you last year helped us raise enough money to do an overhaul of the Kingsland Overlook Trail. We are in the designing phase right now, and we’ll be planting native plants this spring. Please come out in May to see the trail’s new look.

This year, we have several exciting projects you can contribute to:

* Add another Purple Martin Colony at DeKorte.

* Add more native plants to Harrier Meadow.

* Plant a new native-grass habitat on a nearby closed landfill.

You can getthe details and download the pledge form here:

Pledge sheet 2014