Mike Britt reports:
"The Lower Hudson Christmas Bird
Count [which includes the Meadowlands] will be held on Sunday, Dec. 20.
"For those that have never participated before and would like to...please consider that this is a 'great escape' from the masses doing their last minute Christmas shopping.
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"The more help we have, the more birds we can turn up. Last year we tallied 100 species on our side of the river...highlights included: 4 Orange-crowned Warblers, 4 Barn Owls, Short-eared Owl, Long-eared Owl, 2 Virginia Rails, 2 Common Moorhen (count week), and plenty of other interesting birds.
Every year after the count we meet at the Big Apple in Bayonne for pub, grub, and tales of our respective outings.
"Please e-mail me here if you would like to participate. There is a $5 fee to participate, which goes to National Audubon and you should (never a guarantee) receive the CBC issue of North American Birds.
"It is up to you how much time you spend birding that day
and that can be coordinated with the territory captain. For best results, most
teams start pre-dawn and bird until full dark."