Bergen County Audubon Society – Founded in 1941

Chapter of National Audubon Society; member of The Nature Program Cooperative

As members of Bergen County Audubon Society, we share a love of birds and a concern for the environment. Our mission is to promote and protect wildlife in its natural habitat by providing opportunities for observation and conservation.

Upcoming Chapter Meeting & Program 
(Chapter Meeting 7:30pm. Program 8-9:30 pm.)

Autumn-Leaves-Desktop-HD-Wallpaper (800x533) 2Wed., Oct. 15, 8pm. Rick Wright, A widely published writer, popular tour leader, and sought-after speaker, is the author of the new ABA Field Guide to Birds of New Jersey. Topic: What a Bird Book Can Do. We tend to take our field guides for granted. But like any published work, the making of a bird book requires decision after difficult decision, choices upon choices that can make or break a new title in what is today a surprisingly competitive field. Join Rick Wright to discuss what goes into writing a field guide-and what should, ideally, come out of it for the reading birder. Rick birds in Bloomfield and around the world with his wife, Alison Beringer, and their chocolate lab, Gellert.

 Field Trips and Nature Walks

Oct. 4 (Saturday) Celery Farm Guided Walk
The Fyke Nature Association and the Bergen County Audubon Society are offering a free guided walk at the Celery Farm in Allendale on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 8 a.m. The walk is for nature-lovers of all ages and birders of all levels. We’ll look for butterflies, bugs, weird plants and our feathered friends. We meet at the end of Green Way on the north end of the CF off Franklin Turnpike. E-mail Jim Wright at celeryfarm@gmail.com or call him at 201-760-0804 if you plan to attend. Check celeryfarm.net for any updates. Bring water and wear long pants and socks and bug spray!
Time: 8:00 AM

Oct. 4 (Saturday) Sandy Hook
This park is on New Jersey’s state list of Important Bird and Birding Areas as well as on the National Audubon Society’s list of globally significant Important Birding Areas. Meet at Lot “B”  after the toll booths, on the right (ocean) side. Looking for fall migrants, passerines and raptors. Bring lunch.
Leader: Peggy O’Neill (201) 868-5829 or omargarito@aol.com & Bill Resotko (732)899-2004
Time: 8:30 AM

Oct. 5 (Sunday) Mill Creek Marsh – New Jersey Meadowlands, Secaucus, NJ
Migrating shorebird, passerines, raptors and waterfowl – and those amazing ancient cedar stumps. We meet at the trail’s entrance, just off Park Plaza Drive.
Contact: Don Torino 201-230-4983 or e-mail greatauk4@aol.com.
Time: 10:00 AM

Oct. 5 (Sunday) Hawks Over the Hudson – Stateline Lookout, Palisade Interstate Park
This annual event is held at State Line Lookout and features presentations of live birds of prey by the Delaware Valley Raptor Center. Admission is free.
Contact: See http://www.natureprogram.org/ for details.
Time: 11:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Oct. 7 (Tuesday) Teaneck Creek Conservancy
October is a prime migration time. We’ll look for Fall migrants and sparrows visiting this “Little Eden” on their journey. Meet at parking lot – Puffin Way.
Contact: Don Torino greatauk4@aol.com or 201-230-4983
Time: 9:30 AM

Oct. 12 (Sunday) New Overpeck Park
Two-hour guided nature walk looking for Fall migrants and visiting Sparrows.
Contact: Don Torino 201-230-4983 or e-mail greatauk4@aol.com.
Time: 9:00 AM

See Programs and Field Trips for details


“Blue Jay” Newsletter

Summer 2014

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