Birds Of New Jersey Field Guide (Revised) by Stan Tekiela

Birds Of New Jersey Field Guide (Revised) by Stan Tekiela

The Birds of New Jersey Field Guide (Revised) is the ideal companion for any bird-watching enthusiast. Designed with a user-friendly color-coded system, stunning full-page photographs, and valuable information, this guide is a valuable resource to identify the 132 species of birds native to New Jersey. This guide, featuring the renowned notes and professional photographs by Stan Tekiela, enables you to distinguish between similar-looking species and discover fascinating facts about the birds in New Jersey.

The second edition of this guide goes above and beyond by including 10 additional species, updated photographs and range maps, expanded information, and Stan’s expert insights. Its comprehensive coverage empowers you to explore the awe-inspiring beauty of nature and accurately identify the avian wonders you encounter.

Livestream with Stan Tekiela: Birds, Photography, and More

Good morning everyone! We are live from The Birdhouse, and today we have a special guest, author extraordinaire Stan Tequila. We also have a signed copy of his new book on hummingbirds to give away! All you have to do is put hashtag book in the comments and you’ll be entered into the drawing. Feel free to ask Stan any questions or leave any comments for him as well. Stan is best known for his books on birds, particularly the one on birds of New York which recently had a new edition. In the updated version, there are more birds, updated maps, and updated names. Stan explains that updating field guides is crucial as the names and ranges of birds constantly change. He shares that he has been updating field guides that are 20 to 30 years old, highlighting the importance of keeping these guides up to date.

Stan and the host discuss specific birds, such as the red-bellied woodpecker, which has been increasing in population, and the red-headed woodpecker, which is experiencing a severe decline. They mention the research being done on the red-headed woodpecker population and note the mystery surrounding its decline. They also touch on migration and the misconceptions of whether hummingbird feeders impact migration. Stan explains that birds are triggered to migrate by the photoperiod, or the amount of daylight, and not by food availability. He emphasizes that birds will migrate when they are ready, and leaving food out for them is important to help them store energy for their arduous journey.

The conversation shifts to the different types of migration, such as complete migration, partial migration, and eruptive migration. Stan also talks about adaptation and how some birds are arriving slightly earlier and staying longer due to changing climate conditions. He also discusses the ability of birds to taste and smell, debunking the traditional belief that they have reduced taste buds and no ability to smell. Stan shares his experiences with fireworks and wildlife, stating that while he would prefer not to have fireworks near bird habitats, he has not seen any major negative effects on the birds. Finally, the host and Stan wrap up the conversation by discussing his upcoming workshops and the joy of birding.

Overall, it was an informative and engaging discussion about birds, migration, adaptation, and the joys of birding. Stan’s expertise and passion for birds shone through, providing valuable insights into their behavior, names, and habitats. It was an enjoyable conversation that left the audience excited to explore the world of birds further.

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