Hackensack Riverkeeper in partnership with the New Jersey
Audubon Society (NJAS) and the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC), is
inviting everyone to the region’s first-ever birding festival. Set for Sunday,
October 17, the NJ Meadowlands Festival of Birding will take place from 9 a.m.
until 5 p.m. at the Meadowlands Environment Center in Lyndhurst.
The festival is the result of a collaboration between
Hackensack Riverkeeper and NJAS. “The concept grew out of a series of meetings
we were having with Bob Ceberio at the NJMC about ecotourism,” said Captain
Bill. The Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce is also supporting the
Mid-October is a natural transition time in the Meadowlands
as many summer resident birds like Great and Snowy egrets move south while
winter resident ducks like Pintails, Canvasbacks as well as large numbers of
Red-tailed hawks arrive from the north. With all that feathered activity going
on, there’s plenty for birders to see and do.
The Meadowlands Birding Festival will offer walks, talks, boat rides, workshops, films and children's activities on Sunday, October 17.