Category Archives: Historical

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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Emberizid Trends and a Plea to eBird Users, Feb. 3, 2014

This post addresses the following topics: Emberizid (sparrow family) trends in the month of January for the past five years using eBird data. Making eBird checklist submissions more meaningful.  Links to understanding the eBird review and data quality process. Do … Continue reading

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Trumpeter Swans in Morris and Somerset Counties, Jan. 27, 2014

If one travels among the many lakes of Morris County and the few in Somerset County, there is the slim possibility of seeing a Trumpeter Swan (TRUS). Do not get excited. It has been my onerous duty on many occasions … Continue reading

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The Boonton Christmas Bird Count, Dec. 22, 2013: an invitation to participate

Floyd Wolfarth (1911-1987), an historical figure in New Jersey birding, one of the founding members of the Urner Ornithological Club and the symbolic patriarch of the Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch, receives credit for being the founder of the Boonton Christmas … Continue reading

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3 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, NJ, Oct. 15, 2013

Wildcat Ridge Hibernia, New Jersey, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 15, 2013 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total Black Vulture 0 0 1 Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 Osprey 0 1 78 Bald Eagle 1 4 54 Northern Harrier … Continue reading

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31 Raptors at Chimney Rock, NJ, Oct. 12, 2013

Chimney Rock Martinsville, NJ, USA Daily Raptor Counts : 10/12/2013 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total BV 0 0 0 TV 0 0 0 OS 1 79 399 BE 0 16 148 NH 0 19 52 SS 23 434 … Continue reading

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Correction to Glenhurst Meadows post, Sep. 18, 2013

Correction to this post. Chimney Rock, not Glenhurst Meadows, was the location for Jeff Ellerbusch’s report including the Philadelphia Vireo. This will be corrected on the web site. Mike Hiotis’ report is correct. My apologies – Jonathan

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2,370 Raptors, 17+ Warbler spp. at Chimney Rock, Martinsville, NJ, Sep. 14, 2013

Chimney Rock Martinsville, NJ, USA Daily Raptor Counts : 9/14/2013 Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total BV 0 0 0 TV 0 0 0 OS 14 126 126 BE 5 57 57 NH 1 13 13 SS 85 187 … Continue reading

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New features added: eBird Alerts and Checklists, Sep. 7, 2013

Two features are added to the sidebar of the mocosocoBirds web site (see the NOTE below for mobile devices). These represent two new categories of links: eBird Rare Bird Alerts – These are generated from the eBird web site. What … Continue reading

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