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    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.

BCAS Annual Bird Feeder Cleaning Fundraiser – Visit Wild Birds Unlimited On Sat., JUNE 6th
Our annual bird feeder cleaning fundraiser will take place at the Wild Birds Unlimited store on Route 17 South in Paramus. Bring in your feeders for a thorough scrubbing and cleaning. The event will take place from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and a donation of $4.00 per feeder is requested.  All proceeds go to Bergen County Audubon to support our wide variety of programs and conservation efforts throughout the year, including Audubon Adventures, a curriculum provided to schools throughout the county. Volunteers needed: If you would like to help for even part of the day, contact Peggy O’Neill at (201) 868-5829. It is always a fun event and a great way to meet other members.

Upcoming Chapter Meeting & Programs

Chapter business meeting:  7:30 PM Program presentation:  8:00 PM
Refreshments available prior to meeting  Location:  Teaneck Creek Conservancy

May 20 Topic-WATER We Doing to Our Streams? Speaker-Annabelle Bower of the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador Program
Human activities are the number one cause of water pollution, affecting wildlife as well as our drinking water, homes, and more. Join us to hear about the impacts we have on our waterways, especially the urbanized streams traveling through many of our communities. Annabelle will demonstrate what a healthy stream looks like and the steps YOU can take to improve stream health. Help protect our waterways– don’t neglect them!

Field Trips and Nature Walks

Tuesday, May 19 – 10:00AM DeKorte Park Herons, egrets, waterfowl, shorebirds & spring migrants  Leader – Don Torino 201-230-4983 greatauk4@gmail.com

Thursday, May 21 – 8:30AM Hilltop Reservation, North Caldwell.   We will meet at the parking lot at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and
Courter Lane in North Caldwell, just above the sports fields.  Nice place for warblers and other migrants. Leader – Dave Hall 973-226-7825 david.hall@einstein.yu.edu

Sunday, May 24 – 9:30AM Demarest Nature Center Forest and wetlands along the Tenakill Brook. Usually good for woodpeckers. Warning: trails may be muddy. Meet at the entrance on Columbus Rd., behind the Northern Valley HS athletic fields.  Leader – Flo Rutherford flo.rutherford@gmail.com

Saturday, May 30 – 8:30AM Bashakill Wildlife Management Area, Sullivan County, NY. Visit one of the largest freshwater marshes in NY. Meet at 1st Haven Road parking lot on left, prior to Haven Rd. bridge. Marsh birds, warblers, passerines.  Leader – Dave Hall 973-226-7825 david.hall@einstein.yu.edu

Sunday, May 31 9AM Laurel Hill County Park-Secaucus – Looking for Nesting Peregrine Falcons and Osprey, meet at parking lot at end of park by ball-fields. Don Torino Greatauk4@gmail.com 201-230-4983
See Programs and Field Trips for details

“Blue Jay” Newsletter

Spring 2015

Winter 2015

Fall 2014

Summer 2014

Prior Issues

MarieLongo_Tenafly_croppedTenafly Nature Center, Marie Longo

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Peregrine Falcon, NJ Meadowlands,
Mike Girone

bald_eaglesAlice & Al on the Overpeck in Ridgefield Park,
Mike Malzone

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Please Support Bergen County Audubon Society

The funds that we raise allow us to continue our Education and Conservation efforts. To participate, see our printable form BCAS Donation – or donate now via our secure PayPal payment system!