Birds and birding in the Delaware Valley

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A hummingbird captured feeding in a Cherry Hill, NJ, backyard in July 2010. Photo courtesy of Neil Kramer.

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The Delaware Valley is home to more than 300 species of birds, and a community of birders numbering in the tens of thousands. From Cape Henlopen in Delaware to Hawk Mountain in east-central Pennsylvania, from Cape May, New Jersey to Hibernia Park in Coatesville, the Delaware Valley is full of excellent birding sites. But how are the birds and bird populations residing and flying over the Delaware Valley doing? Joining us for an update on birds and on birding in the Delaware Valley are a pair of local experts: acclaimed birder and photographer RICHARD CROSSLEY, author of the just-published Crossley ID Guide and ANTHONY GONZON, a wildlife biologist for the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program and coordinator of the Delaware Breeding Bird Atlas.

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