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Winter bird count in East Brunswick

During one winter day, fifty two bird species were found by local birder in East Brunswick.

Big Day 2013, East Brunswick’s winter bird count, was held on January 19th.  Board members of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission, The Friends of the Environmental Commission, ‘Friends’ members and local birders spent the day looking for and cataloging bird species at different locations in East Brunswick. 

We met at 8 am near the EB Public Library and made our way to the first birding location – the Edgeboro Landfill. Other locations visited during the day were: Keystone Park, Jamesburg Park, Dallenbach Lake, Duhernal Lake, Heavenly Farms,  ‘Pig Farm’ near the Ireland Brook and Farrington Lake. By the end of the day we counted a total of fifty two bird species..

Thank you to everyone who participated – it was a fun and exciting day and our efforts addedto our knowledge of wildlife and nature in our town.

Click here to see list of bird species

Learn more about local birds on the Friends' online bird guide.

Consider joining the Friends. It's free and only takes seconds on the website.  

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Rebecca Dohn January 26, 2013 at 06:27 PM
The 2nd image http://eastbrunswick.patch.com/blog_posts/winter-bird-count-in-east-brunswick#photo-13128128 are those bald eagles? and where were they seen...Awesome photos posted, thanks for sharing
Liti Haramaty January 26, 2013 at 07:12 PM
Yes, they are bald eagles. We saw them flying over the Edgboro landfill. For some reason the caption for the photo doesn't appear. Thanks for the comment.
Rebecca Dohn January 26, 2013 at 10:56 PM
very cool. might have to take the kids there. any special place there that we should try?


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