PONTOON BOAT BIRDING CRUISE ON JULY 15 – On this two-hour birding cruise along the Hackensack River and its marshes, participants will look for peregrine falcons, ospreys, northern harriers, various egrets and herons, plus diamondback terrapins. Nature photographers are welcome, but must be unobtrusive (no tripods). The event, run by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society, has a suggested donation of $15 per person. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute updates and weather advisories. Tour departs at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15 from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. Pre-registration is required. Contact Cathy Vonk at (201) 460-4677.