Saturday, May 9, 2020
For the 24th year The Land Conservancy of New Jersey participated in the Annual World Series of Birding on May 9. The goal of this event is to identify as many species of birds as possible in a 24-hour period. In the past, top-placing teams have recorded over 200 species–that’s over one-third of all the species in North America!
This year’s event was formatted a little differently, but still our Highlands Hawks team saw 130 birds during what was by far the coldest NJ World Series of Birding ever, at 29 degrees with driving snow and wind. But our intrepid birders prevailed and encountered a flyby American Bittern in the dark, some calling swamp sparrows, Canada geese, Eastern screech owl, and many more. A big thank you goes out to our supporters and birders for this event, which helped us raise $20,000!
The World Series of Birding allows The Land Conservancy of New Jersey to continue its efforts to preserve critical natural lands and special places in New Jersey where mourning doves & great horned owls thrive. The funds raised will be used to help The Land Conservancy continue its efforts to preserve open space lands and protect water resources in New Jersey.