All programs and events are free and open to the public. We are supported by memberships and donations.
MONTHLY PROGRAMS & MEETINGS
They are on Wednesdays are located at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck.
Business Meeting at 7:30pm. Programs begin at 8pm.
Program: Our Fascination With Woodpeckers by Pete Bacinski
September 19 at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 8 PM
Birders and non-birds alike are fascinated by the sight of a woodpecker. There are 22 species of woodpeckers in North American and we will touch on all of those with special attention to woodpeckers found here in New Jersey. We will discuss behavior, identification, distribution, abundance and some of my personal stories as well as interesting and little-known facts that will make us appreciate this amazing group of birds even more.
Pete Bacinski is well-known to the birding world as a photographer, author and lecturer. He has observed and identified over 700 species of birds in North America. He was a member of the first team to record 200 species in one day in NJ as part of the World Series of Birding Competition in 1984. The team included the late Roger Tory Peterson, David Sibley, Pete Dunne and Bill Boyle. He has extensive experience with NJ Audubon as an Associate Naturalist, Field Trip Leader, Workshop Leader and Nature Tour Leader. While with NJ Audubon, he established and directed the Sandy Hook Bird Observatory and directed the All Things Birds Program For North Jersey. Bacinski is now retired and resides in New Jersey.