birds

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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Bird Feeding Dos and Don’ts

You like feeding birds.  Who doesn’t? A winter landscape without the color and animation birds bring is just a still life. Different seed types attract different species, each one a dab of paint on your winter canvas.  Of course you’ll want cardinals.  This big showy sparrow is a favorite of…...

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Time For Seed

Hey New Jersey Resident, it’s time to put out your bird feeders. Our hungry winter minions have arrived and this year purports to be a banner year for colorful northern finches.  You can expect hordes of Purple Finch, a smattering of Evening Grosbeaks and hordes of siskins.  The seed crops…...

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