Category Archives: Historical

The Raptor Trust Requests, March 2015

Please read the following letter from Chris Soucy, director of The Raptor Trust. mocosocoBirds wholeheartedly supports The Raptor Trust and the great work they do as one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States. It has been … Continue reading

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2014 – A Birding Year in Review, Dec. 31, 2014

2014 – The Morris and Somerset County Birding Year A highlight summary of the 2014 birding year in Morris and Somerset Counties, New Jersey is given below. There are far too many omissions and far too little time to compile … Continue reading

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The 79th Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report, 2014: 100 Species

79th Boonton Christmas Bird Count, 2014 The 79th Boonton Christmas Bird Count occurred on Sunday, December 21, 2014. 44 observers in 12 separate areas of the count circle tallied 100 species. This is the 13th time the century mark has been reached for … Continue reading

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The eBird Hotspot Primer, Dec. 2014

eBird Hotspots is a powerful tool for discovering new birding areas and studying data and sightings from familiar locations. mocosocoBirds likes them so much that they will become a regular feature in posts and reports in the future. This primer also appears … Continue reading

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Chimney Rock Hawk Watch – Season Stats 2014, Nov. 16, 2014

Season Stats 2014

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504 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Sep. 17, 2014

Wildcat Ridge Hibernia, New Jersey, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2014 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total Black Vulture 0 0 0 Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 Osprey 3 33 37 Bald Eagle 4 31 36 Northern Harrier … Continue reading

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The Wilderness Act at Fifty, Sep. 5, 2014

Fifty years ago this week, on September 3, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act creating the National Wilderness Preservation System. Originally setting aside 9 million acres, the preserved area has grown to 110 million acres since that … Continue reading

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The Passenger Pigeon in New Jersey, Sep. 1, 2014

September 1, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Cincinnati Zoo’s Martha, the last known Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius). Project Passenger Pigeon  is compiling documentation from myriad sources presenting the story of what was formerly the most … Continue reading

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Len Soucy, founder of The Raptor Trust, June 11, 2014

mocosocoBirds has received the news that Len Soucy, founder of The Raptor Trust, passed away yesterday, June 11, 2014. Bravo, Len. Thank you and rest in peace. An article about Len and The Raptor Trust, published in February, 2013, appears in … Continue reading

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Raptor Trust Benefit on Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Meyersville Inn is holding a fundraiser for the Raptor Trust this Wednesday, April 2nd. This will benefit rebuilding efforts necessary because of storm damage. There will be live music as well as a bird-themed silent auction held that evening. … Continue reading

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