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Allendale Nature Group Seeks North Jersey Bird Counters

The Fyke Nature Association is looking for birdwatchers willing to participate in an annual continent-wide bird count.
The Fyke Nature Association is looking for birdwatchers willing to participate in an annual continent-wide bird count. Photo Credit: www.fykenature.org

ALLENDALE, N.J. -- The Fyke Nature Association in Allendale is seeking bird counters for its 64th annual Christmas Bird count on Saturday, Dec. 17.

The event is part of a continent-wide program organized by the National Audubon Society.

The bird count will cover a 15-mile diameter circle, including all or part of Ramsey, Mahwah, Allendale, Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes, Oakland, Wayne, Pompton Lakes, Bloomingdale, Ringwood, West Milford, Greenwood Lake, Tuxedo, Hillburn, Sloatsburg and Suffern.

At least eight teams will be sent to different sections of the area to count birds from dawn to dusk.

Those who would like to join one of the teams should call John Brotherton at (201) 327-1483 or jbro29 AT optonline.net.

Fyke was founded in 1952 by a group of people strongly dedicated to saving undeveloped tracts of land in Bergen County as nature preserves.

Since its founding, Fyke has not only been a force for preservation, but a forum where people can educate themselves and share their love of the natural world. Visit Fyke's website to learn more.

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