Shorebirds South

The Solstice is behind us.  The earth has started the annual tilt on its axis that will end six months from now in winter.  As you read these words, the first of Antum’s southbound migrants are crossing over Canada, en route to refueling stations here in coastal New Jersey.  Dowitchers…...

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Tracking Stations in Brazil

NJ Audubon and its partners from Tulane University, the University of Para, CEMAVE (Brazil’s bird management and conservation agency) and ICMBio (Brazil’s protected area management agency) installed the first two automated tracking stations in Brazil.  These stations will detect transmissions from Semipalmated Sandpipers (SESA) marked with digital VHF radio tags. …...

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You Have to Fake it to Make It – the Art of Camouflage

Walking through a field with my Dad at the Flat Brook Wildlife Management Area in Sussex County, I paused to look at a plant that I did not recognize. As I examined the leaves of the plant, I suddenly realized that I too was being examined. A female Ring-necked Pheasant…...

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