Field Notes

New Hope Audubon Society

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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Who Knew This about Bluebirds? – Not Me!

July 22nd, 2017

This year, a bluebird pair in my yard first had a nest with five eggs, which produced four fledglings. -by Maria de Bruyn.

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The Piedmont Barn Owl Initiative Inspires a State Program

July 15th, 2017

The Piedmont Barn Owl Initiative, started with funds from New Hope Audubon, is about to fledge. – by Mark Kosiewski

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Astonishing Tree Swallows

July 4th, 2017

The sky almost to the horizon was full of swallows as the author witnesses an astonishing event. – by David Anderson

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Going Native

May 23rd, 2017

This is my story of “going native”. Not to disappoint, but this is a “native plants” story, although it does involve the birds and the bees! – by Jim George

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Song of the South

May 8th, 2017

Spring is upon us, and for every southern birder, from novice to expert, there’s a marker that heralds the true arrival of the season. – By Mary Parker Sonis

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Moving Martins

April 4th, 2017

Making a new home for displaced Purple Martins in Durham.

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Feeder Watch

March 21st, 2017

Our veteran feeder watcher, Tom Driscoll, gives an update on what’s been happening at his feeders at winter’s end and gives advice about preparing for spring.

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