Useful Links

On this page we've collected some links that we think you might find useful, interesting, or entertaining. Know of a cool site? Send us the URL via e-mail and we might'll post it!
(NOTE: In most cases we do not post links to commercial websites.)


Environmental
Organizations

Clean Ocean Action

A broad-based coalition of over 150 business, community, conservation, environmental, fishing, boating, diving, student, surfing, women's, and service groups. These "Ocean Wavemakers" work to clean up and protect the waters of the New York Bight. The groups came together in 1984 to investigate sources, effects, and solutions of ocean pollution.


 

Marine Mammal Stranding Center

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is dedicated to responding to marine mammals and sea turtles in distress along all of New Jersey’s waterways and to the rehabilitation of these animals for release back into the wild. In situations where animals may not be released, every effort is made to secure a proper, enriching facility to provide lifetime care. We are further committed to the well-being of marine mammals and to inspire responsible stewardship of our oceans through educational programs and collaboration.


 

New Jersey Audubon Society

New Jersey Audubon is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, it is one of the oldest independent Audubon societies. New Jersey Audubon fosters environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among New Jersey’s citizens; protects New Jersey’s birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promotes preservation of New Jersey’s valuable natural habitats.


 

New Jersey Bluebird Society

A nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the population of bluebirds in New Jersey. As a state organization affiliate of the North American Bluebird Society (NABS), our mission in New Jersey is to further support the NABS which is a nonprofit education, conservation, and research organization that promotes the recovery of bluebirds.


 

NJ Keep It Green (KIG)

An active coalition of more than 150 statewide, local, and regional organizations committed to land conservation, agriculture, historic preservation, environmental protection, urban parks, hunting and fishing, and other forms of outdoor recreation, working together to sustain and properly guide funding for the preservation and stewardship of New Jersey’s waterways, wildlife habitat, natural areas, farmland, forests, parks, and historic sites for our quality of life and future generations.


 

Pocono Environmental Education Center

The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is located within the 77,000 acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, along the Delaware River, and is within driving distance of New York City & Philadelphia. PEEC advances environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a national park.


Birding Organizations/
Resources, National

American Bird Conservancy

ABC's mission is to conserve native birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. Our commitment to bird conservation remains absolute, even while some other groups shift their mission to prioritize people over wildlife. We believe unequivocally that conserving birds and their habitats benefits all other species — including people. One of the cornerstones of this conservation movement is the reduction in the numbers of free-roaming cats, which contribute greatly to the unnecessary killing of our wild birds, through their “Happy Cats, Healthy Birds” campaign.


 

American Birding Association

The ABA is a non-profit organization that provides leadership to birders by increasing their knowledge, skills, and enjoyment of birding. We are the only organization in North America that specifically caters to recreational birders. We also contribute to bird and bird habitat conservation through our varied programs. Concern for the welfare of birds lies at the core of ABA and touches everything we do. ABA has developed a Code of Ethics for birding and encourages all birders to follow these guidelines to preserve the welfare of wild birds and the integrity of birding.


 

Birdcount.org

This site is home to to the Great Backyard Bird Count. Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.


 

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

Founded in 1915, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Our hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation to advance the understanding of nature and to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting the planet.


 

eBird

eBird is the world’s largest biodiversity-related citizen science project, with more than 100 million bird sightings contributed each year by eBirders around the world. A collaborative enterprise with hundreds of partner organizations, thousands of regional experts, and hundreds of thousands of users, eBird is managed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

eBird began with a simple idea—that every birdwatcher has unique knowledge and experience. Our goal is to gather this information in the form of checklists of birds, archive it, and freely share it to power new data-driven approaches to science, conservation and education.


 

National Audubon Society

The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.

Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action.


 

Wild Birds Unlimited

A chain of independently owned stores selling feeders, bird seed, field guides, optics, and other accessories for birders. They partner with Audubon, Cornell and other advocacy groups to co-sponsor important programs such as the Great Backyard Bird Count and others. Their website features a number of interesting bird cams.


Local Information

New Jersey's Wildlife Management Areas

A complete list of all WMAs in the state, including county, total acreage, and maps of each.


 

www.njodes.org

This local website is for New Jersey's Odonate (dragonfly/damselfly) enthusiasts, with data, checklists, and data by state, county and season.