It’s always a pleasure to have a group of Audubon Society folks help the Conservancy with bird counts. This year, the group was smaller than normal, but the weather conditions were not conducive to a pleasant outing for birders. The issue was the wind. It was VERY windy that day. Still, a small group of die-hards came out and under the direction of Frank Gray, did some excellent work. Their report is attached here. Thanks once again to the Audubon Society’s local chapter and their diligent work.
We are so pleased to see one of the NBHCP’s “Covered Species,” the Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia), back on Conservancy property! Going back 15 years, the owl used to be seen frequently on Conservancy mitigation lands. At the time, we documented too-common depredation of them by dogs from nearby residential… Continue Reading They’re back!