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State Parks were overrun on May 2. Stay close to home. Be smart!

Be safe. More importantly – BE SMART! This message is from the State of New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry. See the list of state parks below that were overrun with people on Saturday, May … Continue reading

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Say’s Phoebe at Great Swamp NWR – April 23, 2020

Thanks to Chuck Hantis for the above photo. This morning, Marc Chelemer located, photographed, and spread the word that a Say’s Phoebe was in a field at the Great Swamp NWR. The Say’s Phoebe was in the field along Wood … Continue reading

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Redheads, and the 2019 NJ Bald Eagle Report – Jan. 16, 2020

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) After a sparse waterfowl season, wintering ducks are starting to inhabit the lakes of the region. Chuck Hantis had at least eight Redheads and a pair of Canvasbacks at Lake Parsippany today. … Continue reading

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Morris Co. Breeders in 2019: Kentucky Warbler and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – July 7, 2019

Confirmed: Kentucky Warblers nesting at Lewis Morris Park, Morris County (Clicking on the image brings you to the Macaulay Library listing of the photo.) On May 16, 2018, a Kentucky Warbler was found at Lewis Morris County Park. It was … Continue reading

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Evening Grosbeaks, Vesper Sparrow, Boonton CBC – Dec. 1, 2018

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Three female Evening Grosbeaks were the featured guests today at the feeding station of New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Sanctuary in Bernardsville. When the birds arrived, Susan Garretson-Friedman spread the word via … Continue reading

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The Orange-crowned Warbler of Troy Meadows; Bob Perkins; other news – Nov. 3, 2018

(Click on the photo for a larger image) An Orange-crowned Warbler has been captured in beautiful photographs by Warren Van Varick on Oct. 4 and Dave Blinder on Oct. 23. Both sightings were found near the same area of Patriots … Continue reading

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Bird migration as September ends – Sep. 30, 2018

Southbound bird migration is transitioning into the season of sparrows, finches, and short distance migrants. The past two days saw favorable conditions for birds on the move. View overnight migration radar maps at Cornell’s BirdCast web site, here. A Connecticut Warbler … Continue reading

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September Birds, Autumnal Equinox – Sep. 22, 2018

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) At least six Red-headed Woodpeckers are in the snag forest of Troy Meadows. This is accessed via the relatively new green trail north of Troy Brook. A deer exclosure, still under construction, … Continue reading

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The White Red-tailed Hawk of Watnong Mountain – May. 4, 2018

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The first time this writer saw the above white raptor was approximately January 2014 on Old Dover Road, Parsippany-Troy Hills, maybe sooner. Yes, I did a double-take, stopped the car and watched … Continue reading

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Little Gull in Somerset County – Apr. 15, 2018

The summer tease of the previous two days left in a hurry Sunday morning, April 15. The temperature was 40 F degrees, nearly 40 degrees less than the previous afternoon. Considering the species of birds seen this day, we need more of … Continue reading

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