Thank You BCAS for Native Plants!!!

Bergen County Audubon Society President Don Torino stopped by DeKorte Park just now with a generous donation of three dozen native plants to be placed around the park. Don is pictured with NJSEA Parks Supervisor Gabrielle Bennett-Meany.

Two species were delivered: Penstemon, which attract Hummingbirds and polinators; and Helianthus, a favorite of butterflies. Definitely delivered just in time! Thanks again BCAS!

New eBook by Jim Wright Coming Soon!

You won’t want to miss the forthcoming free, online e-book, “The Best of ‘The Bird Watcher’: 50 Favorite Columns for The Record by Jim Wright.

The book includes a forward by Bergen County Audubon Society President Don Torino and spans a decade of Birdwatcher columns. More at Wright’s Celery Farm and Beyond Blog

Wright began penning the bi-weekly column for The Record and northjersey.com in 2009 and has since written roughly 250 columns. Check out today’s column on the best birding weekend of the year here.

Reminder: BCAS Walk This Sunday at Losen Slote Creek Park in Little Ferry!

Join the Bergen County Audubon Society this Sunday, May 5, as they lead a guided walk through Losen Slote Creek Park and the Mehrhof Pond Wildlife Observation Area, both in Little Ferry. The walk goes from 10 am to noon.

Losen Slote is one of the last remaining parcels of lowland forests in the Meadowlands and the Observation Area is fantastic place to watch birds and waterfowl. For more info contact Don Torino at greatauk4@gmail.com or 201-230-4983.

Great Array!

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Thanks to the NJSEA’s own Terry Doss for these great photos taken yesterday at Mill Creek Marsh and last week at Anderson Creek Marsh, including the blog’s first Yellow-crowned Night Heron of the season!

Snowy Egret

Mockingbird

Mockingbird

Worth the Wait

White-throated Sparrow

We’re a day late in getting these photos up that Dennis Cheeseman took at lunchtime yesterday at DeKorte. They are definitely worth the wait. Thanks Dennis!

Savannah Sparrow



Osprey
Osprey

Osprey