Credit: Ron Shields
Check out Jim Wright’s “The Bird Watcher” column in today’s Record, all about Snowy Owls. As Jim writes, we’re hoping that this winter will be prime viewing for the magnificent species. As the NJSEA’s own naturalist Drew McQuade says in the article,“Snowy owls are unlike anything else you’ll see around here. Sometimes it can be tough to see interesting birds in the winter, and then you see this large white owl with yellow eyes staring at you.”
In the coming year National Audubon Society will be joining with many other conservation organizations to make 2018 “The Year of the Bird.”
That’s because not only is it the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, a critical piece of legislation that continues to save countless birds’ lives, but also because our birds are facing many new and serious threats that were not or could not be envisioned 100 years ago.