Bergen County Audubon Society – Founded in 1941
Chapter of National Audubon Society
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.
Next Chapter Meeting
Dec. 18 (Wednesday) at Teaneck Creek Conservancy
7:30 PM – Business Meeting
8:00 PM – Holiday Party & Conservation Award Presentation
Join your BCAS friends for the presentation of the Harold Feinberg Conservation Award and a relaxed evening to celebrate the holidays and recap of our wonderful year. Bring light refreshments if you like.
Upcoming Field Trips and Nature Walks
Dec. 14 (Saturday) 2013 Christmas Bird Count
Dec. 15 (Sunday) Teaneck Creek Conservancy
Dec. 17 (Tuesday) DeKorte Park,, Lyndhurst
Jan. 1 (Wednesday) Mill Creek Marsh, Secaucus
Jan. 5 (Sunday) DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst
2013 CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT – Saturday, Dec. 14
This is a Nature Program Cooperative Event
Our 65th annual Hackensack-Ridgewood Christmas Bird Count (CBC)
Coordinator: Dave Hall email@example.com or (973)226-7825
Our goal is to count all the birds within a 15 mile diameter Circle, centered at the River Edge Railroad Station. We will count the number of species and the number of individuals of each species within this circle.
This effort continues to teach us about the status and survival of our native birds, and helps to identify important bird areas in Bergen County. Join us for a day of Citizen Science!
Experienced leaders have been assigned for the territories in the CBC circle. CBC Leaders List
Please make arrangements for participating with one of these leaders. We will also have signup sheets at upcoming BCAS meetings at the Puffin Center at Teaneck Creek Conservancy.
We need your help in the field or in your neighborhood on count day. Even if you can only participate for part of the day, every observer can be a valuable addition to our group effort. Feeder counts conducted in your yard on Dec. 14th can be very valuable.
You can call in your feeder results the day following the count to Dave Hall (973-226-7825).
You don’t have to be an expert to take part. If you can identify the common winter birds, you can be a valuable participant.
If you would rather count in your local neighborhood or park, contact Dave Hall so your effort can be coordinated with that of our leaders.
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 -
Edith Wallace Honored
Edith Wallace, a BCAS board member, was honored by the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey for her life-long contributions to environmental education.
There were five recipients of the honor: Pat Sutton of NJ Audubon, Tracy Leaver of the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge, Jo Ann Frier-Murza of the Endangered and Nongame Species Program, Edith, and Linda Mead of the D&R Greenway Land Trust.
For more information, visit the Meadowlands Nature Blog.
Congratulations to Mike Limatola
This year’s winner of the Bergen County Audubon Society
“Harold Feinberg Conservation Award”
Join us on Dec. 18, 7:30 PM at Teaneck Creek Conservancy
when we will present Mike with our award.
Junior Naturalist – Class of 2013
Our 2nd Annual Junior Naturalist Program was held on August 18, 2013 at Teaneck Creek Conservancy. Eleven children and their parents/guardians were in attendance. The Junior Naturalists explored the park and learned about birds, insects, pond life, mammals and reptiles as well as invasive and native plants. Each child received a certificate upon completion along with an educational info packet and an Audubon backpack containing binoculars and a compass/whistle.
Well done Junior Naturalists!
BCAS Members are welcome to forward photos