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CAPE MAY HAWKWATCH UPDATE – September 17

Week 2 of the Cape May Hawkwatch, sponsored by Swarovski Optik, is in the books and was headlined by a massive American Kestrel flight on September 14th. A light northerly breeze produced a handful of Kestrels in the morning hours but around noon the wind shifted to the NW and…...

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MORNING FLIGHT UPDATE – September 13 (Pileated Woodpecker!)

A relatively slow week compared to the last. However, we did have a couple productive days and some notable highlights. The week started with east winds, high humidity and high temperatures. Counts were low with only a handful of migrants while the mosquitoes were out with force and hungry. Similar…...

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Cape May Hawkwatch Update – September 10

Greetings! Jesse Amesbury here, back for my second stint as the Cape May Hawk Counter. I am really looking forward to getting back up on the platform again and soaking in all the migration Cape May has to offer. With a little good luck, maybe this season will produce many…...

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What Makes New Jersey a Better Place for People and Wildlife? Our Volunteers!

New Jersey Audubon owes so much to the great group of volunteers that donate their most valuable resource to help make New Jersey a better place for people and wildlife. Over the years, so many have given their time and energy towards stewarding the land, from planting native species, to…...

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A “Blueprint” for Recovery – Nest Boxes and the Eastern Bluebird

The brilliant blue of an Eastern Bluebird is a common sight in New Jersey, but that was not always the case. From the mid-1930s to the 1970s, Eastern Bluebird populations dwindled due to habitat loss, pesticide use, and the introduction of aggressive non-native birds, like the House Sparrow and European…...

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ENDANGERED GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER FOUND IN A MANAGED SITE ON SPARTA MOUNTAIN!

On May 20, 2020 a rare Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) was found using a patch of young forest on Sparta Mountain where the mature trees had previously been harvested to create young forest habitat for the warbler and other wildlife. The rare warbler was discovered by NJ Division of Fish…...

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Conservation Work Continues Even in Uncertain Times

Although the world is a lot different now, what has not changed is the need to conserve and protect our natural resources for a healthier planet.  Donned in facemasks and gloves, New Jersey Audubon Stewardship staff assisted two different landowners in the Musconetcong Watershed with reforestation projects.  Both projects are…...

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