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Sneak Preview: Sunday’s Losen Slote Walk

Don Torino of Bergen County Audubon Society and the Meadowlands Commission's Jim Wright did a scouting trip yesterday in advance of Sunday's free guided walk.

A few quick observations: 

* A lot of good birds are moving in, including Baltimore Orioles, Eastern Towhees and a variety of warblers. We even had several Solitary Sandpipers — and heard a Ring-necked Pheasant, not far from its ancestral home.

* The trails are very muddy (and partly underwater in places), so wear waterproof boots if you can.

* We didn't see as much litter as in years past, but we still plan to police the area and trim the trails, so bring work gloves and clippers if you've got them.

* The flora (including the ferns above) is going great guns, with lots of native plants to be discussed on Sunday.

Full list of birds follows.

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