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Kathleen Farley

Kathleen Farley

Newark, NJ

Rutgers University

Fledgling Ornithologist

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Published on Mar 28, 2017

Fieldwork is afoot!

We launched the field season last Tuesday to very cold temperatures & high winds.  Despite the rough conditions, we had a few birds! So the woodcock are back and clearly courting.  As the week ...

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Published on Jan 11, 2017

Today is a day to celebrate!

It is so exciting to reach 100% funded on today, January 11th because today is Aldo Leopold's birthday.  Unfamiliar with Aldo Leopold? Check out my musings from earlier this morning:On the woodcock...

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Published on Jan 08, 2017

#SciComm through Art

At the North American Ornithological Conference this summer, I had the opportunity to have my work visually depicted as a #biosketch! You can see the woodcock in the foreground with the flight patt...

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Published on Jan 04, 2017

The True Beauty Behind this Research

Omar Abukwaik, author of this note, joined Woodcock Watch NJ last spring and will be returning in  the spring to continue monitoring woodcock in urban areas.Before I was given the privilege to join...

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Published on Dec 31, 2016

Peent, two, one. Happy New Year!

As the year finishes up and a new year begins, it's time to think about what we've accomplished and whats still to come. In 2016, Woodcock Watch NJ... Conducted its first pilot field season consist...

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Published on Dec 30, 2016

Thank You [2016 Edition]

As the sun sets on 2016, I want to a moment to thank all the backers that have supported  Woodcock Watch NJ so far!Marcos & Devyn Orozco, Jan & Al Seabra, Sally Martin, Tom Thornton, Trish ...

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Published on Dec 27, 2016

On a First Taste of Fieldwork

Rita Matos penned her thoughts (and shared her photos!) on working on the Woodcock Watch as an undergrad -- Although I love animals and admire nature all around me, I’ve never been into birds. I wa...

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Published on Dec 25, 2016

Happy Holidays!

To you, your family and all your feathered friends! 

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Similar interests on opposite sides of the equator. Best of luck!
Jan 11, 2017
How do bird communities change along urbanization gradients in the Neotropics?
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Thanks so much!
Jan 11, 2017
How do post-industrial landscapes affect American Woodcock breeding success?
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Absolutely, I'll start assembling volunteers in February. Claus and I will keep you in mind!
Jan 11, 2017
How do post-industrial landscapes affect American Woodcock breeding success?
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Thanks so much for your support! I'll be sure to bring up dates to dance whenever I can make it after the season begins!
Jan 11, 2017
How do post-industrial landscapes affect American Woodcock breeding success?
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Researchers investigated this question thoroughly at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in the 1980s. Vanderhaegen and Krohn determined that ~90% of their diet is earthworms. After that it seems to be spiders and beetles. Yum! The woodcock's long bill is very similar to that of the shorebirds you see at the beach and is used in the same way. Woodcock will use their bills to probe in the soil the way sanderlings will probe in the sand - both result in a tasty invertebrate morsel.
Dec 21, 2016
How do post-industrial landscapes affect American Woodcock breeding success?
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Thanks, Amanda, that's awesome! You guys are fanatastic!
Dec 21, 2016
How do post-industrial landscapes affect American Woodcock breeding success?
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Many people are surprised to find out how local American Woodcock are! Their appearance is so peculiar, one would think they'be be immediately noticeable, but they're actually challenging to find. One of my favorite experiences is bringing guests out to field sites to search for woodcock. When we find one, it's an unforgettable moment!
Dec 16, 2016
How do post-industrial landscapes affect American Woodcock breeding success?
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