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There are several ways in which you can help New Jersey's shorebirds - donate, volunteer, or purchase a Conserve Wildlife license plate!
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The American oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) is listed as a species of special conservation concern in New Jersey. We work to monitor and protect American oystercatchers in New Jersey and throughout other parts of its range.
Shorebird conservation relies upon protection of shorebirds themselves as well as protection of their prey and habitat.
Various methods are used to study shorebirds in New Jersey and along their migration route.
Learn more about New Jersey's shorebirds as well as the horseshoe crabs which play a critical role in their survival.
The spring migration of shorebirds through Delaware Bay is one of the world’s most magnificent wildlife spectacles – and one of the most imperiled.
These five species have been lost forever from, not just New Jersey, but the entire planet. Their stories may help us understand how to better protect the species we still have.
New Jersey was once home to many more species than are here today. Extinction and extirpation have robbed the state of much of its natural heritage. However, by examining what species we've lost and the reasons why they disappeared, we may learn from mistakes of the past to avoid future losses.
Standing nearly a foot and a half tall with a long, straight orange-red bill, the stocky black, brown, and white oystercatcher is not easily overlooked. Their loud calls and gregarious behavior makes them even harder to miss.
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