Congratulations to the Meadowlands Marsh Hawks! The team captured the World Series of Birding Limited Geographic Area category for counting 145 species in Bergen County during the 24-hour event that began at midnight on May 14.
The four-man team consists of Mike Newhouse, Mike Wolfe, Chris Takacs and Zach Batren. In the process the Marsh Hawks raised nearly $2,000 for NJ Audubon/NYC Audubon’s Harbor Herons survey project to help them purchase solar powered GPS/GSM transmitters to track Egret migration and to allow elementary school classrooms to follow and learn about their migration. Job well done gents!
Thirty-eight of the team’s 145 species were spotted only in the Meadowlands District. Below is the complete list of species.
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American Black Duck
Great Blue Heron
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
represent the second most birds we have identified in 1 day in Bergen County.