Check out these awesome photos by Dee De Santis taken during the Avian Wildlife Wildlife Center’s Raptor presentation during Saturday’s Meadowlands Birding Festival. The Eastern Screech Owl and Red-tailed Hawk were definitely highlights of the day and wowed the audience!
Meadowlands friend and bat specialist Joe D’Angeli of the Wildlife Conservation Center in Garfield is hosting his annual Batstock, a fundraiser highlighting the importance of bats. Proceeds collected will go to White Nose Syndrome research, bat rehabilitators, and to The Wildlife Conservation Center’s ongoing bat conservation and education efforts.
“For centuries, negative myths and misinformation have generated needless fears and threatened bats and their habitats,” D’Angeli says. “BATSTOCK will help educate people around the world about the benefits of bats. And knowledge is the key.”
Activites take place Friday night Sept. 20 in Garfield, Saturday TBA and Sunday in Teaneck. See fliers below. For more info call (201) 257-2231 or visit www.batstock.org and www.thebatcave.org
Dennis Cheeseman sent these plover photos taken earlier today at DeKorte. Above is the rare to these parts American Golden Plover spotted this morning and below, the more regularly seen Semipalmated Plover. Thanks Dennis!
Thanks to all who joined the Bergen County Audubon Society and New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority for Saturday’s Meadowlands Birding Festival! Participants were treated to a great day of bird walks, seminars, talks, a live raptor shows and activities for the kids.
Keynote speaker Sharon Stiteler “The Birdchick” gave an engaging presentation on her birding adventures throughout the world as well as a digiscoping seminar. Stiteler has traveled the world as a field trip leader, birding consultant, bird field technician, bird bander and writer.
NJSEA naturalists and BCAS volunteers led walks throughout DeKorte Park. Highlights included sightings of a Sora and Least Bittern family. A live raptor presentation by the Avian Wildlife Center featured an Eastern Screech Owl, a Red-tailed Hawk and a Kestrel that enthralled the audience.
Congratulations to Chris Soucy, Executive Director of the Raptor Trust, who received the first annual BCAS Frank M. Chapman Award for his work rehabilitation birds at the Raptor Trust sanctuary.