Monthly Archives: August 2016

David Sibley at the Meadowlands Oct. 6!

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Presented by the Bergen County Audubon Society As Part of Its 75th Anniversary Celebration

Renowned birding field guide author David Sibley is coming to the Meadowlands Environment Center!! Sibley will give a presentation on birding at 7 pm on Thursday, Oct. 6. His books will be available for purchase and signing. The second editions of Sibley’s Field Guides to the Birds of Eastern and Western North American were published in March.

Sibley has also authored guides to Bird Life & Behavior, an overall guide to birds, and birding basics. You don’t want to miss this very special event! Space is limited and registration is required. To register click here

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: There Is Joy In Every Bird

Redwinged Blackbord DeKorte 6.14.16

So call me a worrywart. Some days I worry that I may have forgotten to turn off the coffee pot before leaving the house and on occasion I am deeply concerned that I have never actually seen a toad sit on a toad stool. But lately I have been feeling a deep uneasiness that many birders are not enjoying birds like they could be and might even be missing out on the real passion of birding.

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Great Walk at Mill Creek Marsh Yesterday

Thanks to all who came out to yesterday’s walk at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus. Some great photos from Joe Koscielny below. The next BCAS Meadowlands Nature Walk is on Sunday, Sept. 4, from 10 am to noon, at Losen Slote Creek Park in Little Ferry. For more info email or call 201-230-4983.

MCM 8.16.16 Duck and Snowy Egret

Duck and Snowy Egret

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Greater Yellowlegs and Sandpipers

Greater Yellowlegs and Sandpipers

Semipalmated Sandpipers

Semipalmated Sandpipers

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret


Rare Visitor Remains At DeKorte Park!

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The rare for these parts Wilson’s Phalarope has remained at DeKorte this week. There were continued sightings of the bird yesterday from early morning through 7 pm. Above is a photo of our special guest taken last week by Chris Takacs.

Here’s more on the Wilson’s Phalarope, courtesy of

Every year in late summer, migrating Wilson’s Phalaropes put on an amazing show as enormous flocks amass on salty lakes of the West. There they spin round and round in the nutrient-rich waters, creating whirlpools that stir up invertebrates that will fuel their migration to South America. Females are rich peachy and gray, and are more colorful than the males. Females court and defend male mates—several per season—while males do most of the work of raising the young.