The results are in on the 2023 Seatuck Birding Challenge – and we have a new champion! Read the details here.
Join us November 4, 5 & 6 for a series of one-day workshops in identifying and interpreting the tracks and signs of Long Island’s wildlife
The 2023 Seatuck Long Island Birding Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, September 16. Join us!
Northern Bobwhite Quail (Colinus virginianus) are a native North American ground bird that historically ranged across much of the Central and Eastern United States. The species, which thrived when forests were cleared and mixed-use agriculture characterized the Colonial landscape, has suffered dramatic declines in the past century as grassland habitat has been lost to development and industrial agriculture.
In September 2019, in a widely reported article appearing in Science magazine, researchers documented a significant decline in the overall abundance of birds in North America. Studies showed a 29% reduction birds since 1970, totaling approximately 3 billion birds. Some bird groups – such as grassland birds – have declined even more precipitously, dropping by more than half.