Field Notes

New Hope Audubon Society

Life Is Good at Pine Island Sanctuary

February 14th, 2018

Over the weekend of February 9-11, 2018, the New Hope Audubon Society organized a group of 17 birders and nature lovers to go to the Pine Island Sanctuary in Corolla, North Carolina, on the Outer Banks. – By Norm Budnitz

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Jordan Lake Christmas Bird Count–12/31/2017

January 22nd, 2018

The Jordan Lake Christmas Bird Count was held on December 31, 2017. The temperature stayed below freezing all day . . . – By Norm Budnitz

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Feeder Watch – January 2018

January 5th, 2018

Our winter visitors including Dark-eyed Juncos, White-throated Sparrows, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and other migrants from the north have been here for six weeks now, and they are hungry, especially with the very cold weather. – By Tom Driscoll

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Gull Poop

December 1st, 2017

Each winter, Ring-billed Gulls gather by the tens of thousands at Jordan Lake – by Norm Budnitz

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Invasive Plants Are NOT for the Birds

November 11th, 2017

Many invasive plants are spread by birds after they eat their fruit. – by Johnny Randall

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Littering with Leaves

October 27th, 2017

Using leaf litter is a vital part of restoring native habitat for birds and other wildlife. – by Jim George

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Swift Action for Conservation

October 11th, 2017

New Hope Audubon takes action to restore a chimney swift roosting site. -By Tommy Richey

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To every plant there is a season

September 13th, 2017

A bird-friendly garden needs to provide sustenance in all four seasons. – by Jim George

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How Do They Do It? The Magnificent Wandering Albatrosses

August 22nd, 2017

Consider the Wandering Albatross. I have watched Wandering Albatrosses follow a ship I was on for hours without ever beating their wings. — by Norm Budnitz

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Summer Feeder Watch

August 2nd, 2017

The birds are still very active and are eating me out of suet and seed!

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