Daily Archives: September 2, 2014

Our Next Free Walk Is Sunday

FinalEgretFootball_MedOur next free walk is Sunday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. in DeKorte Park, and it features a special football theme  — and nifty prizes.

We’ll walk around parts of the park, looking for shorebirds, raptors and other birds, and we’re offering prizes to the first people who see  any bird species with the same name as a pro-football team: Cardinal, Raven, Falcon, Eagle, Seahawk (osprey), Giant (great) egret  and Giant (great) blue heron. All seven team bird species can be seen in the park.

The walk is run by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute weather updates. You will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@aol.com or 201-230-4983.

Even More about that Banded Sandpiper

Flickr-SESABand01On July 27, Ray Duffy reported (and photographed) a leg-flagged Semipalmated Sandpiper at Mill Creek Marsh and reported it  to USGS.

Last week he heard back from USGS, who said that KE2 was banded in 4/5/2012 in Suriname.

We have confirmed that the bird was banded by David Mizrahi of New Jersey Audubon.

For more information on NJ Audubon’s important research on migrating Semipalmated Sandpipers in South America, click here.  It even has a map of eight South American banded sandpiper resightings in New Jersey — they can now add two Meadowlands sightings to the map.  :- )