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Meadowlands Birding Festival

  • New Jersey Sports and Expositon Authority 2 DeKorte Park Plaza Lyndhurst, NJ (map)

Find our Table at the Meadowlands Birding Festival!

Join us for a family-friendly day of bird walks, talks, raptor visits, kids activities and more celebrating the Meadowlands amazing bird population.

Highlights include a keynote talk by renowned author Sharon Stiteler "The Bird Chick" and a live raptor demonstration. For more information please visit

Co-hosted by New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority and Bergen County Audubon Society.

Birding Boat Tours Offered by Hackensack Riverkeeper. Tours depart from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. To register, call 201-968-0808. Tours are for ages 10 and up.

Schedule of Events:

7:00 AM Sunrise Walk at Harrier Meadow • Off Disposal Road, North Arlington
9:00 AM Marsh Discovery Trail Walk
10:00 AM Digiscoping Seminar With Sharon Stiteler “Birdchick”
11:00 AM Live Raptor Show With Avian Wildlife Center
12 Noon Lyndhurst Nature Reserve Walk
1:00 PM Keynote Talk and Award Ceremony • Sharon Stiteler “Birdchick”
2:30 PM Live Raptor Show With Avian Wildlife Center
2:30 PM Beginners Bird Walk • Overview of DeKorte Park
3:00 PM Leader’s Choice Walk • Your guide will choose location

All walks meet outside the Meadowlands Environment Center (except 7 am walk). Keynote talk and raptor shows take place in the Environment Center.

KID’S ACTIVITIES: Ongoing from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Meadowlands Environment Center Courtyard. Activities include: Make an ice cream cone bird feeder, make a pair of binoculars, scavenger hunt and more.

Earlier Event: September 12
Home School Trifecta: 9-12
Later Event: September 16
Home School Trifecta: 9-12