Daily Archives: October 9, 2014

Don Torino: Why I Love October

DSCN2077Don Torino, the president of Bergen County Audubon Society, has a new column on wildnewjersey.tv — about why he loves October,

Here’s a sample:

The last Warblers of fall still grace us in October, some as confusing as attempting to calculate your credit card rates.

The Yellow-rumps and Palms are still flitting around the trees on route to their southerly settings, a little easier to spot now as the leaves have begun to fall.

Raptors return to Disposal road in the Meadowlands in October.

The Northern Harriers, American Kestrels and Peregrine Falcons put on daily shows taking advantage of the beautiful October skies as their background. The Northern Shovelers, Ruddy Ducks and Green-winged Teal begin to gather now and the Yellow-legs still linger along the shores.

Link is here.

Download a Free Bald Eagle E-book

Bald Eagle Cover“Bald Eagles of the Meadowlands & Beyond” is a free, 62-page online book about our national symbol’s remarkable comeback in northern New Jersey and across America.

The lavishly illustrated e-book, sponsored by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, features chapters by raptor expert Scott Weidensaul, Kathy Clark of the N.J. Endangered and Nongame Species Program, and the American Eagle Foundation.

The full-color book also showcases images by 19 nature photographers and five illustrators.

Contributing photographers: Louis Balboa, Jerry Barrack, Al Barrera, Jana Brusich, Dave Chanda of N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife, Kathy Clark of N.J. ENSP, Greg Gard, Mike Girone, Muhammad Faizan, Alice Leurck, Bill Menzel, Greg Miller, Doug Morel, Fred Nisenholz, Allan Sanford, Ron Shields, Mick Valent of N.J. ENSP, Roy Woodford and the NJMC’s Jim Wright.

Read the free e-book on your computer.
To turn the pages of the e-book, click the lower right-hand corner.

Read or download the free e-book on your tablet.

Purchase a hard cover or soft cover print-on-demand copy of the book at cost.
Note: Due to the nature of on-demand printing, these books can be a tad expensive. 

The Latest Banded Peregrine Sighting


I stopped at River Barge Park on Tuesday evening even though the light was lousy for pictures, and I found another banded Peregrine — with the code “06CC” on the green/black band.

I sent an email to the banding folks and hopefully we’ll get some info on this one.

A banded Peregrine that Jill photographed in late August on Valley Brook Avenue turned out to be from Brooklyn. Link is here. (Thanks, Jill!)