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MORNING FLIGHT SONGBIRD COUNT 2022 – August 17-24

Blue-gray Gnatcatchers put in a good showing early this week. Photo by Gautam Apte. It’s been a fairly uneventful week up on top of the Higbee dike, but migration continues to push steadily on. As is typical in the early season, most days feature only a handful of neotropical migrants,…...

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MORNING FLIGHT SONGBIRD COUNT 2022 – August 9-16 Summary

Bad photos of good birds are a common theme of morning flight watches and this Cerulean Warbler that came past on Wednesday was certainly no exception. Photo by Gautam Apte. After the unfavorable migration conditions that plagued most of last week, we saw a shift to north winds at the…...

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MORNING FLIGHT SONGBIRD COUNT 2022: August 1-8 Summary

This Worm-eating Warbler passed over the dike on August 3rd. The species is a low-density migrant and is always an exciting bird to see in morning flight! Photo © Gautam Apte.   BY GAUTAM APTE 2022 Morning Flight Counter The 20th official season of Cape May Bird Observatory’s morning flight…...

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12 Parks and Trails to Explore in the Delaware River Watershed

Bouchoux Trail or Jensen’s Ledges overlooking the Upper Delaware River. Image courtesy of Scenic Wild Delaware River.   By: Shelby Coulton, CDRW Communications Intern Exploring local parks and outdoor recreation areas are often our first experiences in nature when we’re young, and as we grow older these places continue to…...

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To Plant a Pollinator Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow!

This past June was a “buzz” in the NJ Audubon Stewardship Department as the department received ten Xerces Society pollinator kit grants for installation at several pollinator habitat restoration projects sites across NJ ranging from inner-city community green space areas to rural agricultural areas and yards to public recreation areas…...

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CAPE MAY SPRINGWATCH: Mid-late May Summary

  Did we save the best for last? This Gray Kingbird, a very rare overshoot from the South, flew past the Springwatch on our last day of operation, May 31. It represents just the 9th Cape May record for the species. Photo © Jesse Amesbury. BY TOM REED & JESSE AMESBURY…...

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CAPE MAY SPRINGWATCH: Early-Mid May Summary

  Clapper Rail is far from the most likely bird one might expect to see in the dunes at Cape May Point, but this one was encountered after a significant nocturnal movement of the species the night before. Photo © Tom Reed. BY TOM REED & JESSE AMESBURY Summary Less-than-stellar…...

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NJ Audubon Monitoring Young Forest Treatment Areas

Since the start of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Working Lands for Wildlife Program (WLFW) in 2012, New Jersey Audubon (NJA) has been instrumental in assisting numerous private landowners to enroll in the program, develop habitat management plans, as well as implementing those plans, for the recovery of…...

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