Daily Archives: October 1, 2010

Bird-banding Totals for September

  NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse has compiled the bird-banding statistics for September. He and his band of banders banded 52 species and 551 birds total. New species for the three-year project were Scarlet Tanager, Great Crested Flycatcher (above) and Acadian Flycatcher.

Full list follows. Asterisk denotes threatened, enadangered or special-concern species in New Jersey (5 total).

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Observatory: October Schedule

The William D. McDowell Observatory in  DeKorte Park begins a new schedule of programming on Wednesday night with free public access at 8 and 10 p.m. — weather permitting, of course.

Dress for the weather; with the dome open, you are basically outside.

Each evening two major objects in the night sky will be viewed, plus one or two other celestial objects or events depending on the observing conditions.