Pole Farm Important Bird Area (IBA) at Mercer Meadows



Pole Farm IBA at Mercer Meadows on Reed Bryan/Federal City Rd. fields © Fairfax Hutter

Pole Farm Grasslands

The Pole Farm was designated as an Important Bird Area due to…


Short-eared Owl © Sharyn Magee
NJ State Endangered Short-eared Owl. At least four have been seen regularly hunting both sides of the Pole Farm at dusk from at least December 1, 2016 until ~ March 13, 2017 with a few still seen as of March 21, 2017.
Last Pole Standing © Fairfax Hutter
Bobolink © Tyler Christensen
Grasshopper Sparrow © Tyler Christensen
Woodcock © Tyler Christensen
Savannah Sparrow © Tyler Christensen
Gallery of Pole Farm Birds

X of the Y Nearctic-neotropical migrants who breed at the Pole Farm

Red-shouldered Hawk
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Northern Flicker
Eastern-wood Peewee
Willow Flycatcher

Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Wood Thrush
Brown Thrasher
Blue-winged Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Prairie Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Eastern Towhee
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Baltimore Oriole