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Thursday, January 23, 2020

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NJ falcons down, eagles up

BRUCE A. SCRUTON / NJ HERALD - The population of peregrine falcons was down slightly last year, while the number of nesting pairs of bald eagles [go to article]
Red knots and Horseshoe crabs, Delaware Bay

How has climate change affected birds in South Jersey?

VERNON OGRODNEK / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - All eyes were on the skies during a New Jersey Audubon birding festival in Cape May Point [go to article]
Brook trout

What’s the state of our state fish?

MIKE ADAMS / NEW JERSEY MONTHLY - From the long ridge that is Kittatinny Mountain, you can peer west across the Delaware River [go to article]
black bear

Black bear hunting season in NJ extended by four days

KEIDY ORTIZ / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Hunters in New Jersey will be able to kill more black bears this month as the season has been extended [go to article]
Chinese pond mussel

Invasive mussels eradicated from Hunterdon County ponds, avoiding threat to Delaware River

NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION and U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE - Many years ago, tiny “hitchhikers” went unnoticed in a tank of live carp [go to article]
fox

Fox attacks 5 people in N.J. town, 3 sent to hospitals with bite wounds,...

ANTHONY G. ATTRINO / NJ.COM - Police in Essex County killed a fox after the animal was believed to have attacked five people [go to article]
Piping plover chick

Piping plovers doing better in NJ, but southernmost pairs still struggling

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - More piping plover pairs nested in New Jersey this year — 114 compared with 98 last year — with an average [go to article]
wild turkey

Wild turkeys are terrorizing the town of Tom’s River, New Jersey, by pecking at...

ASHLEY COLLMAN / INSIDER - A gang of 40-6o wild turkeys is running rampant in the New Jersey town of Tom's River, where residents say the birds have been attacking [go to article]
Turkey vulture

New Jersey’s turkey vultures are ‘tornadoes’ of death. They’re also amazing.

CHRISTOPHER MAAG / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Shari Stern’s turkey vultures follow her around, like dogs. The birds look so alike, sometimes Stern can’t tell [go to article]
Blue crabs

New funding to study microplastic pollution effect on Delaware Bay blue crabs

MARK EICHMANN / WHYY - The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is often held up as the poster child for ocean pollution. And while the collection of trash collecting [go to article]

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