By Team eBird October 22, 2018
The Cornell Lab’s mobile apps—eBird Mobile and Merlin Bird ID—are your birding essentials across the globe. Whether you’re at home or halfway around the world, mobile listing and quick ID references can help on every birding excursion. We are excited to announce that the latest versions of Merlin Bird ID and eBird Mobile work even better […]
By woodcreeper January 31, 2016
This month’s eBirder of the month challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, focuses on the mobile world. As of December 2015, eBird Mobile is available for FREE on both iOS and Android devices.
By woodcreeper April 26, 2015
Cape May, New Jersey, is known worldwide for the spectacle of migration evident there each autumn. But once you consider the greater Cape May region, the spectacle of migration spans the entire year, and spring boasts one of the most impressive assortments of birds both in terms of numbers and diversity.
By sbarnes April 16, 2015
Birds of Linden’s Hawk Rise Sanctuary by Kristin Mylecraine and Michael Allen, New Jersey Audubon Overview The Hawk Rise Sanctuary is a green oasis within the densely-populated Arthur Kill watershed in Linden, NJ. It has been open to the public since 2012, bringing scenic walking trails and great bird-watching opportunities to a natural area once […]
By sbarnes March 20, 2015
Claus Holzapfel of Rutgers University has written an article about the birds of Rutgers Univeristy-Newark Campus. In it, he details the creation of urban biodiversity patches, ongoing avian research (banding studies and attempts to reduce bird strikes on windows), and how and when to bird the campus.
By sbarnes January 30, 2015
"For as long as I have been a birder people have been posing the question: Is it a Sharp-shinned Hawk or a Coopers Hawk? These two bird catching Accipiters are perennial patrons of backyard bird feeding stations, drawn not to the seed but the seed-eating birds you have concentrated there." In this piece New Jersey Audubon's Ambassador of Birding, Pete Dunne, gives you the shinny on Accipiter ID in this timely dispatch from a winter backyard near you.
By woodcreeper October 21, 2014
eBird allows you to enter your checklists as traveling, stationary, historical, or incidental. These classifications allow analysts to extract the best possible information from the eBird data submitted, so birders using eBird should be aware of best practices when setting out on their day of birding.
By sbarnes October 14, 2014
While it could be argued that southwestern New Jersey, with its abundant marshes and farmland is the Barn Owl capital of the the state; northeastern New Jersey is the easiest place to find one. In this article NJ eBird reviewer Mike Britt provides a comprehensive look at the status of Barn Owl in New Jersey, with some great tips on where you too can find your own ghostly treasure in the Garden State.
By sbarnes October 10, 2014
Glenhurst Meadows is one of the most productive birding locations in northern Somerset County. Its habitat is a mix of successional field, wet meadow, brooks, ­river and woods.
By sbarnes October 9, 2014
In 1699, the Van Veghten family had little indication that their farm property would become an interesting location for the study of nature three centuries later. Their 18th century Dutch farmhouse, now the headquarters of the Somerset County Historical Society, continues to watch over the floodplain of the Raritan River in Bridgewater Township.