Monthly Archives: August 2020

Scenes From Mill Creek Marsh

Ring-billed Gulls

Happy Monday, and what a great way to start the week with these awesome photos by Dee De Santis taken recently at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus. Thanks Dee!

Great Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron and Herring Gull (both juveniles)
Snowy Egret Balancing Act
Marsh Wren
Mourning Dove

Awesome Array from Mill Creek Marsh

Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron

Many, many thanks to Dee De Santis for this spectacular array of photos taken this past weekend on the Bergen County Audubon Society trip at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus!

Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron
Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret
Least Sandpiper
Female Red-winged Blackbird
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Peregrine Falcon

Save the Date: Birding for Beginners Talks and Walks at DeKorte Park Sunday, Sept. 13. Register Now!

The Bergen County Audubon Society is pleased to present a day of Birding for Beginners Talks and Walks on Sunday, Sept. 13 at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day is the perfect opportunity for those who are interested in birding but aren’t quite sure how to start.

Schedule: Talks will be at 10:00 am and 11:30 am with walks following immediately after. The talks and walks are free. There is a 60 person capacity for each talk/walk. Click here to register.

The talks will focus on everything you need to know to start your birding adventures. Discussion topics include What Is Birding? How to Better ID Birds, Birding Optics, Field Guides, and more. Following the talks, BCAS members will give a guided walk of the park, a premier spot for great birding.

Talks are outdoors and face coverings are required when social distancing is not practical. There will be no access to buildings. Restroom facilities are unavailable.

For more information or questions email and

Double Your Fun: Two BCAS Walks This Weekend! (Aug. 22-23)

Double your fun this weekend with guided Bergen County Audubon Society walks on Saturday and Sunday mornings! On Saturday (Aug. 22) they’ll be at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus just in time for migration! The walk runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Then it’s on to DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst on Sunday (Aug. 23) to look for shorebirds, egrets and more! The walk is also from 9 to 11 a.m.

Contact: Don Torino at or 201-230-4983.

NJSEA and BCAS Team Up for Losen Slote Park Cleanup

NJSEA Director of Natural Resources Terry Doss, NJSEA Naturalist Drew McQuade and BCAS Fieldtrip Director Chris Takacs

Earlier today members of the NJSEA Natural Resources Department and the Bergen County Audubon Society met at Losen Slote Creek Park in Little Ferry. Together they cleared fallen trees and branches from this month’s storm that blocked the trails and opened up overgrown trails. Great teamwork BCAS and NJSEA!

BCAS President Don Torino
NJSEA Naturalist Alashanee Mooney
NJSEA’s Drew McQuade and BCAS’ Chris Takacs