Field Notes

New Hope Audubon Society

Did everyone get on that bird yet?

June 2nd, 2018

Did everyone get on that bird yet? Author: Steve Buczynski “Did everyone get on that bird yet?” A familiar refrain heard throughout the weekend on the New Hope Audubon Society Boone Birding trip in the Blue Ridge Mountains. “Oh, oh, oh, Stop, Stop, Stop!” our birding guide Tom Driscoll yells as some non-descript delicate little… Read more »

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Can You Sing a Duet with Yourself?

May 16th, 2018

As a birder, I am fascinated, enthralled, and even overjoyed by the vocal capabilities of our feathered colleagues on this earth. – By Norm Budnitz

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Creating a Pollinator Friendly Yard

March 14th, 2018

Bees and other pollinators are in trouble.  You can help by providing habitat for pollinators in your own yard. – By Barbara Driscoll

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The Alien Plant Invasion

February 26th, 2018

Why alien plants are a problem, which are the most invasive, and what you can do about it. – By Jim George

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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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