Daily Archives: February 1, 2018

Reminder: Super “Bird” Sunday Walk at DeKorte Feb. 4!

Before you settle in on the couch for the big game between the Eagles and Patriots this Sunday, get out into nature with the Bergen County Audubon Society. They’re leading a nature walk at DeKorte Park from 10 am to noon.

Prizes will be awarded to the first people to spot a bird with the same name as a National Football League team: Eagles, Falcons, Cardinals,  Ravens, Seahawk (Osprey), Wood(packer) and “Giant” Great Blue Heron.

For more info contact Don Torino at greatauk4@gmail.com or 201-230-4983



Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Finding Food In Winter – It’s Tough Out There

If you are feeding birds in your backyard then you are probably going through bags of birdseed so fast that you might need to take out a second mortgage just to keep your feeders full.

Sometimes it seems that our backyard birds are eating nowhere else but at our feeders all day long 7 days a week. No sooner do you fill them up that they are empty again. The Blue Jays even stare in my window wondering what is taking me so long to bring them out their daily allocation of peanuts.

But things in the backyard may not be entirely as they seem. Ornithologists tell us that birds only get about 10 to 20 percent of their food at our backyard bird feeders. So what else could they be eating out there, especially where there are no feeders to be found?

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