Field Notes

New Hope Audubon Society

Jordan Lake Bird Counts, Part 3—Species in Decline

June 24th, 2020

Jordan Lake Bird Counts, Part 3—Species in Decline Author: Norm Budnitz [Part 1 in this series of articles covered background information on the Jordan Lake bird counts and discussed the long-term data for several species of birds that are closely tied to the lake itself. Part 2 looked at the long-term data for one family… Read more »

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Jordan Lake Bird Counts, Part 2—Woodpeckers

May 20th, 2020

This is the second in a series of blog articles presenting the bird count data from the Jordan Lake Bird Counts. This article presents woodpecker data.

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Jordan Lake Bird Counts–Part 1

May 4th, 2020

This is the first in a series of blog articles presenting the bird count data from the Jordan Lake Spring and Christmas Bird Counts.

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Neonics, Bee-Killing Insecticides that also Harm Birds

March 18th, 2020

Neonics are well-known as bee killers—honey bees and native bees alike, but they also kill birds.

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Preventing that Dreaded Thump

February 12th, 2020

Preventing bird-window collisions with a simple home-made solution. – By Barb Stenross

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Jordan Lake Gulls Revisited—Revisited

February 4th, 2020

The stars of the show, as they have been every winter in the past decade, were the gulls.

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Restoring the Lower Booker Creek Trail to a Bird-Friendly Habitat

January 7th, 2020

A Burke grant from National Audubon was used to buy native plants, and volunteers did the planting and also removed invasive plants to help restore habitat along the Lower Booker Creek Trail. – By Barbara Driscoll

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Living with Cats and Birds

December 19th, 2019

Catherine tells the story of how she is keeping birds and other wildlife safe while assuring a good life for an adopted cat. – By Catherine Bollinger

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Deer Wars

September 13th, 2019

This article explores ways to keep the deer from eating all of your native plants. – by Jim George

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Easing into Nightfall

July 23rd, 2019

It seems like a beautiful evening to sit on my deck and experience the waning day as it turns into night. As I sit still on my porch swing, the world settles down around me.

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