In this segment of the site, we use the power of citizen science to gather data! Any kind of monitoring surveys will be posted here.
Methane Burner Monitoring
Multiple Raptors have been burned and singed flying through the invisible flame of a methane burner on Disposal Rd, Lyndhurst, NJ. Thanks to the determination of BCAS President Don Torino and Field Chair Chris Takacs, a system has been installed surrounding the methane burner, along with bird deterrent caps. We have been asked to monitor the burner for US Fish and Wildlife Service and report if it is a successful deterrent to keep birds from flying through or landing near the burner.
What to Do
If you visit Disposal Road and can observe the burner area for a few minutes to an hour or two, we would greatly appreciate your filling out the form in this link and noting your observations in the comments. For more information contact Mary Kostus: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fishing Line Monitoring
Recently we have had incidents of birds getting tangled in fishing line and lures. This results in death to the bird, if they cannot be rescued, as they cannot eat or fly. We are trying to build a database of hot spots so we can inform the county and also perform patrols looking for fishing line.
What to Do
We will also accept notifications of balloons and balloon ribbon and string. Please fill out the form below and let us know if you were able to recover the line, the approximate location and date. For more information contact Mary Kostus: email@example.com