April 18, 2018 (Wed.) – An Incredible Journey: Shorebird Migration by Stephanie Feigin
Stephanie Feigin, Wildlife Ecologist for the nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation (CWF), will present on the amazing hemisphere-wide migration of red knots and other at-risk shorebirds. New Jersey’s Delaware Bay acts as the centerpiece of this globally renowned journey, as shorebirds descend to its shores each May to feast on horseshoe crab eggs. Unfortunately, red knots and other shorebirds have sharply declined in recent years, and their very survival is at stake. Feigin will discuss the shorebirds’ migration, the causes of their decline, the innovative scientific projects being done to help the birds recover, and her own shorebird field studies from Brazil to Cape Cod.
Stephanie Feigin is a wildlife ecologist with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. She is responsible for CWF’s shorebird project including conservation and research efforts to protect shorebird populations throughout their migratory flyway, including work in Cape Cod, Brazil, Tierra Del Fuego, their Arctic breeding grounds, and here in New Jersey. She is also responsible for the Delaware Bay shorebirds projects, including the restoration of the beach and marsh destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, migratory tracking projects and the banding, resighting and coast wide survey projects. Stephanie received her B.S. in Ecology & Natural Resources Management from Rutgers University in 2013.
May 16, 2018 (Wed.) – TBA
June 20, 2018 (Wed.) – Birds of Teaneck by Don Torino
Teaneck Creek Conservancy (TCC) is know as the “Little Eden” of Bergen County for many reasons, one is its incredible diversity of bird life. Don Torino, President of Bergen County Audubon Society, will show the many wonderful photos taken at TCC by our local photographers and discuss the amazing biodiversity of this 46 acre suburban oasis.
Sept. 19, 2018 (Wed.) – Our Fascination With Woodpeckers by Pete Bacinski
Birders and non-birds alike are fascinated by the sight of a woodpecker. There are 22 species of woodpeckers in North American and we will touch on all of those with special attention to woodpeckers found here in New Jersey. We will discuss behavior, identification, distribution, abundance and some of my personal stories as well as interesting and little-known facts that will make us appreciate this amazing group of birds even more.
Pete Bacinski is well-known to the birding world as a photographer, author and lecturer. He has observed and identified over 700 species of birds in North America. He was a member of the first team to record 200 species in one day in NJ as part of the World Series of Birding Competition in 1984. The team included the late Roger Tory Peterson, David Sibley, Pete Dunne and Bill Boyle. He has extensive experience with NJ Audubon as an Associate Naturalist, Field Trip Leader, Workshop Leader and Nature Tour Leader. While with NJ Audubon, he established and directed the Sandy Hook Bird Observatory and directed the All Things Birds Program For North Jersey. Bacinski is now retired and resides in New Jersey.
Oct. 17, 2018 (Wed.) – New Jersey’s Rarest Reptiles and Amphibians by Allegra Mitchell
Allegra Mitchell manages Conserve Wildlife Foundation’s (CWF) amphibian programs, including the Amphibian Crossing Project and the Kauffeld’s Calling Frogs program. She works with landowners to preserve bog turtle habitat on private lands and conducts bog turtle population monitoring. She also manages initiatives to reconnect critical habitat for wildlife in New Jersey. Allegra received a B.A. in Environmental Science – Conservation Biology as well as an M.S. in Biology from Clark University, where her research focused on the effects of the environment on amphibian habitat preferences and locomotion.
MONTHLY PROGRAMS & MEETINGS on Wednesdays at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, Puffin Way, Teaneck. Business Meeting at 7:30pm. Programs begin at 8pm. All programs are free and open to the public.
Location: Teaneck Creek Conservancy
20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ
Refreshments available prior to meeting
If you have suggestions or would like to help with future programs, please contact Karen Riede: email@example.com