Daily Archives: August 1, 2014

Coming Soon: Free Bald Eagle eBook

Bald Eagle CoverThe New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey are pleased to announce the imminent arrival of “Bald Eagles in the Meadowlands and Beyond,” a 62-page digital online book about  our national symbol’s remarkable comeback in northern New Jersey and across America.

The free eBook features contributions by Kathy Clark of the N.J. Endangered and Nongame Species Program, the American Eagle Foundation, raptor expert Scott Weidensaul, Ron Popowski of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the NJMC’s Jim Wright, who edited the book. CWF’s David Wheeler wrote the foreword.

“Bald Eagles” also showcases  beautiful color images by 19 nature photographers and five artists, including John James Audubon (you may have heard of him).

The photographers are,  in rough order of appearance: Ron Shields (that’s his shot on the cover, above), Bill Menzel, Greg Gard, Al Barrera, Roy Woodford, Jerry Barrack, Kathy Clark, Mick Valent of N.J. ENSP, Jana Brusich, Jim Wright, Louis Balboa, Allan Sanford, Alice Leurck, Dave Chanda of N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife, Mike Girone, Greg Miller, Fred Nisenholz, Doug Morel and Muhammad Faizan.

The book will be available for view on line, or as a free downloadable pdf for iPads, Macs, Kindles and PCs. (You will also be able to buy a print copy of the book at cost from a print-on-demand company, so it may be a bit expensive.)

Stay tuned to this blog for more information!

Bergenite Story on New Tide Gate

DSCN9067-001Last week, the Meadowlands Commission hosted a ribbon cutting for our new tide gate on the West Riser Ditch in Wood-Ridge.

The tide gate, which replaced one built more than 30 years ago, should help reduce flooding at high tide in several towns.

The South Bergenite’s story on the tide gate is here. A pic of the new tide gate is above; a pic of the old tide gate is below.


Chimney Swift Flight Shot

Sorkin Chimney Swift

Don’t know about you, but we find that getting a flight photo of a Chimney Swift is next to impossible (they don’t call it a “swift” for nothing).

Sandy Sorkin took this shot at Mill Creek Marsh earlier this week. Ditto the young Peregrine below. (Thanks, Sandy!)
Sandy Peregrine