Audubon Volunteer to Discuss Changes in Bird Habitats

Feb 16, 2017
Source: Facebook Pete Bacinski

Longtime birding enthusiast Pete Bacinski will discuss his field experience over the past half century in New Jersey and what changes he has seen at the next meeting of the Southern Ocean Birding Group March 2, 6:30 p.m. The free presentation will be held at the Tuckerton Seaport’s Hunting Shanty.

Bacinski is the recently retired director of New Jersey Audubon Society’s “All Things Birds” program. He began volunteering for New Jersey Audubon in 1971, leading his first field trip for the organization in 1973.

Sue Puder, birding group founder and president, said Bucinski has been a tour and workshop leader for more than 25 years, as well as a member of three winning World Series of Birding teams. Bacinski was a member of the New Jersey Bird Records Committee for 11 years and was a regional field notes editor for Records of New Jersey birds for eight years. He established and directed the Sandy Hook Bird Observatory for N.J. Audubon and was co-compiler and voice of the Voice of New Jersey Audubon rare bird alert for the state. He has also been a steering committee member and regional coordinator for the Birds of New Jersey atlas project and formerly wrote a weekly column in the Star-Ledger titled “Seen in New Jersey.”

 For further information, contact Puder at 609-698-2106.  —E.E.

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