Daily Archives: April 21, 2014

A New Bird Species for the Meadowlands!

1-imageAllan Sanford writes:

Jackie [DeMarco] and I walked along the Kearny Marsh  this Saturday. It was a 4-hour walk, with over 40 species.

A couple of the highlights included Yellow-throated Warbler, Green Heron, Bald Eagle and more. Here is a shot of the Yellow-throated Warbler.

(Thanks, Allan and Jackie!) According to NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse, This is a first for the Meadowlands, bringing our total number of bird species to 283 or 284 (still checking).

More on Yellow-throated Warblers here.

Regina Geoghan’s MCM pix

  April 13_Tree Swallows-Mill CreekSM_ReginaGeoghan_5166Regina Geoghan writes:

A few recent fun photos from Mill Creek.

(Thanks, Regina!)

Help the Meadowlands Marsh Hawks

Bird migration is here, and the World Series of Birding is just around the corner. And the Meadowlands Marsh Hawks are defending 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 get the details and download the pledge form here:

Pledge sheet 2014