Field trips rule

Fyke Events and Field Trips

Please register with the leader to facilitate planning and to enable last-minute communication about any changes or cancellation on account of the weather. Beginners are welcome.

December 16, 2023, Saturday

Christmas Bird Count

Co-compilers Lisa and Rob Fanning

The annual Ramsey Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will be held Saturday, December 16, 2023 as part of Audubon’s 124th CBC. Eight separate team circles will combine to cover a 15-mile diameter circle centered on Lake Erskine, 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. Roundup will be virtual once again.

If you would like to participate in the Ramsey count, email for more information.

Or to participate in the Hackensack/Ridgewood count email Dave Hall

Or to participate in the Teaneck Creek Conservancy count email Don Torino

January 24, 2024, Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM

NJ Meadowlands Eagle Festival

Celebrate all things eagles with eagle walks and talks, information on eagles, and more. Learn about the incredible comeback of these remarkable birds. Join this free special event! Meadowland Environmental Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, N.J.

Every Sunday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at the Celery Farm

Usually on the Pirie-Mayhood Tower platform

Hour on the Tower


Everyone is invited to join with the group of regulars who keep a list of every species of bird they can identify over the course of one hour. It's a good way to improve your birding skills and catch up on Celery Farm news. The location may shift between the Pirie-Mayhood Tower platform on the east side of Lake Appert and the Warden's Watch platform near the Franklin Turnpike parking area. Contact Gaby Schmitt to find out where to meet up.

Self-Directed Exploration Open to Fyke Members

North Harpersfield Property

George Rand and Pamela Ryder invite Fyke members to visit 135 acres of forest, field, stream, and pond in upstate NY. Please download and print this document,which contains essential information you must read before your visit, including directions, contact numbers, waiver, lodging, and area attractions. You will also want to download and print this map of the property and this release and waiver document.