Hatfield Swamp Bird Hike

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Next Thursday, April 22, the New Jersey Audubon Society is holding a birding hike in the Hatfield Swamp, a wetlands in the western part of Essex County. The swamp is home to several species that have been deemed endangered, including the Barred Owl and American Woodcock. NJAS says hikers may encounter early spring migrants including both passerines and raptors, as well as waterfowl.

This hike is free, but space is limited so you’ve got to reserve by contacting Kelly Wenzel at 973-226-6082 for more information and to register. Hikers should meet in the Kings supermarket parking lot in West Caldwell and be prepared for wet footing.

(Photo by Mdf, via Wikimedia Commons)

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].

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