NJ Audubon

Wow in Glass

This past weekend I witnessed New Jersey Audubon at it’s best. The occasion was the Bird Expo at the Philadelphia Expo Center. The experience underscored why I have dedicated 34 years of my life to this organization. The Expo Center is large enough to host a skeet competition but it…...

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A Day at Hawk Rise

An amazing day at Hawk Rise Sanctuary in Linden NJ was had by all.  It was a bit overcast but that did not dampen the enthusiasm of over a dozen guests especially when the birds began to show themselves.  Led by All Things Birds program director, Scott Barnes, we started…...

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Mighty Monarchs

Yes I typically write about birds but when  it comes to migration, gram for gram, nothing can out migrate the mighty Monarch, an insect weighing in at .25-.75 grams.That is less than the weight of a legal-sized envelope sans stamp, yet this welter weight traveler will migrate from New England…...

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Heads up, it’s time for Broad-wingeds

Mid- September means migrating Broad-winged Hawks. Between September 10 ad 20 tens of thousands of these stubby forest buteos will migrate across mostly n. New Jersey heading for winter territories in Central and South America. Traveling in large aggregations called “kettles” in honor to the flock’s resemblance to water boiling…...

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Grand North Dakota Tour

A journal of our recent Grand North Dakota Eco Travel Tour Author: Scott Barnes Trip Leaders: Scott Barnes and Linda Mack July 6: Arrival in Bismarck; evening orientation July 7: We began our trip with a morning spent in the famed grasslands, sloughs, and lakes in Kidder County. Horsehead Lake…...

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NJ Audubon Goes To Cuba

New Jersey Audubon Eco-Travel trips are not just about beautiful wildlife and habitat. The tours are carefully selected by New Jersey Audubon staff and crafted to connect our participants to the conservation work being carried out in the U.S and around the world. Eco-Travel is just one of many ways…...

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Morning Flight 2018 – Starts Tomorrow!

Fall is here – that’s right, Morning Flight is starting on Aug. 1st this year, instead of the usual Aug. 16th. We’re trying to better understand and quantify the early season songbird migrants, such as Yellow Warbler and Louisiana Waterthush, to name just a couple. To that end, Andrew Dreelin,…...

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A Night for Moths!

As part of National Moth Week, we held an evening event on July 24th along the Ryan De Witt Memorial Trail at the Northwood Center. We were delighted, not only in the turnout of moths at our mercury lights and blacklight, but also by the turnout of interested people. The…...

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NJ Audubon Adirondack Tour

2018 NJ Audubon Adirondack Tour complete. We faced some challenges this year, but time spent in the largest wilderness area in the northeast is always rewarding, especially w/ a great group of participants! Some highlights included 6 American Bitterns (some “singing”), winnowing Wilson’s Snipe, Black-backed Woodpecker, Gray Jays, a scope…...

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Prescribed Burning in Full Swing at Northern Bobwhite Restoration Initiative Site

As part of forest stewardship activities at the site of the Northern Bobwhite Restoration Initiative, prescribed fires are being implemented this winter as a tool to maintain forest health, habitat and to ensure public safety. Fire in the NJ Pinelands plays a vital role in the ecology of the region’s…...

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