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Montclair Hawkwatch – 9/1 to 9/4

The Fall 2021 season at Montclair got off to a rough start this Wednesday, September 1st as the remnants of Hurricane Ida started to hit the region in the early morning. A lone, intrepid Merlin, flying close over the watch during a pause in the rain, was the first recorded…...

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Morning Flight Update – September 4th

Sunrise over the back of the Dike. Photo by Tom Reed After several weeks of mostly slow flights in August, September got off to an excellent start this week with some northerly winds bringing a few significant flights. While Sunday and Monday remained slow, things kicked into high gear on…...

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Morning Flight – Week 2

The second week of the count season was dominated by southerly winds, as well as some days of rain, making for poor flight conditions in general. Despite the less-than-ideal weather patterns, we had several days of solid movement and some fresh arrivals. Monday was our most active day of the…...

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Morning Flight 2021 is Underway!

A Yellow Warbler blending in with the vegetation. Photo © Tom Reed. Hello everyone, and welcome to the fall 2021 Morning Flight count season! My name is Jerald Reb, and I will be the Morning Flight counter this year, returning from 2019. I look forward to seeing many of you…...

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Assessing Eastern Whip-poor-will Response on Working Lands for Wildlife Young Forests

By Elizabeth Matseur Since 2012 New Jersey Audubon, in collaboration with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), has worked to create young forest on private lands under the Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) program. WLFW programs offer technical assistance and cost-share payments to landowners incentivizing…...

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All Hands on Deck to Save and Restore NJ’s Atlantic White Cedar Ecosystems

Atlantic White Cedar (AWC) is a pioneer species with typical longevity of 200 to 300 years. However, in New Jersey AWC is only found in six counties and has lost about two-thirds of its acreage since the state began to be settled. Currently, there is only about 40,000 acres of…...

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World Series of Birding 2021: Behind the scenes with Off the Rails

World Series of Birding 2021! The sophomore effort of Off the Rails, a team composed of seasonal staff both past and present (and future?), will be one to remember or at least try to remember; much of the day is now a blur. While this was our second year as…...

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Ecological Disturbance in New Jersey Forests

By Ryan Hasko The attraction to fire feels innately human, drawing both feelings of appreciation and respect whenever near one. Providing light and warmth, so many of us enjoy the crackling of a hot fire in a fireplace or sitting around a campfire on a cool night. Just as humans…...

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