• TEANECK – A small, federally protected bird has thrown off a Bergen County town’s soccer schedule.
  • The killdeer, which is protected under the American Migratory Bird Treaty, was found nesting on the artificial turf on near the south goal of a Teaneck youth soccer field at Votee Park, township officials told NorthJersey.com .
  • Ken Hoffman of the Teaneck Parks & Recreation told ABC 7 Eyewitness News it would take 30 to 60 days for the state Department of Environmental Protection and federal government to investigate and issue a permit, so the decision was made to just leave the bird and its mate alone.

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