Naturalist Pete Bacinski will present his new program, “Our Fascination with Woodpeckers,” at the November 14 meeting of the Monmouth County Audubon Society, at 8:00 pm. the public is welcome; admission is free.
Birders and non-birders alike are fascinated by the sight of a woodpecker. There are 22 species of woodpeckers in North America, and Pete will touch on all of those with special attention to woodpeckers found here in New Jersey. He will discuss behavior, identification, distribution, abundance and some of his personal stories as well as interesting and little-known facts that will make people appreciate this amazing group of birds even more.
Now officially retired, Pete Bacinski has been associated with the New Jersey Audubon Society from 1971 to the present as a volunteer, associate naturalist and field trip and workshop leader. He established and directed NJA’s Sandy Hook Bird Observatory and All Things Birds Program for North Jersey, was a field notes editor for Records of New Jersey Birds and major contributor to the Birds of New Jersey breeding atlas. He was a weekly columnist for the Star Ledger and the NJ.com on-line magazine Seen in New Jersey. He was recently elected to the board of directors of the Friends of Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and is a longtime MCAS board member.