NJ Audubon

Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice will soon be upon us but there are two more reasons to celebrate the month of June.  Across our nation, June is National Pollinator Month and in the Garden State it is Native Plant Appreciation Month. NJ Audubon has a fun and easy way for you to…...

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36th World Series of Birding

This weekend marks the 36th World Series of Birding–a 24 hour Easter Egg Hunt for mature eggs of a feathered kind.  Hosted by New Jersey Audubon, played out in New Jersey’s Green Arena.  Over 250 species will be tallied by all participants, a princely sum. As the event’s founder I…...

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Cape May Springwatch

This exciting new migration monitoring project is underway at legendary birding hotspot Cape May, New Jersey. The Cape May Springwatch, a research initiative of New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, has existed for some time as an exploratory project operated by volunteers. After several years of careful data collection,…...

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Young Birders Explore Petty’s Island

A little drizzle did not deter our spirited group of young birders as we hiked around Petty’s Island on April 28th, 2019. This was the first Young Birders Club trip to the island located on the Delaware River, between the cities of Camden and Philadelphia. Participants were able to witness…...

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Pete Bacinski-in Memoriam

A few days after Pete’s passing, I spent the day by myself birding Sandy Hook, a place where the two of us spent countless hours and shared many memories. A cold front passed through mid-day and I set up watch counting swallows and falcons as they winged their way north.…...

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Eco-Schools Award

Eco-Schools Award Recipient: West Cape May Elementary School West Cape May Elementary School is one of the most recent recipients of an Eco-Schools USA award in the state of New Jersey. With guidance from New Jersey Audubon, STEM teacher Cindy Baldacchini and her students earned a bronze award for their…...

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Remembering the Great Bacinski – by Pete Dunne

Having just learned about the passing of my long time friend and birding companion, Pete Bacinski. I feel compelled to express my thoughts regarding the passing of this natural history legend.  I first met “The Great Bacinski,” in May, 1977.  Cape May Bird Observatory’s founding director, Bill Clark and I…...

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Mink by deduction

We were approaching the end of my Monday Morning Medadows walk, when a patron announced that there was a perched hawk up ahead.  The bird, seated eye-level and thirty yards away proved to be an immature Red-tailed and it was feeding on prey. A muskrat, some deduced, noting the dark…...

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Costa Rica Trip

The NJ Audubon 2019 Costa Rica trip was another successful and enjoyable visit to this diverse Central American nation. Led by renowned Costa Rican naturalist Charlie Gómez, CMBO Associate Naturalist Mark Garland, and our driver Marco “Niño” Morales (who doubles as an extra birding guide), our group explored a variety…...

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1st ANNUAL NJ YOUNG BIRDERS CONFERENCE

It was proving to be a beautiful day for NJ Audubon’s 1st annual “NJ Young Birders Conference” on March 24, 2019.  As with any first-ever event we were unsure what the turnout would be but were thrilled with having 46 people attend! The event was hosted by the Marine Academy…...

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