All about the Other At-risk Birds at Duke Farms

Written By: Jim Wright for Duke Farms and Conserve Wildlife Foundation

Featured above is a gallery of photos of some of the other at-risk birds supported on the property. All images were taken at Duke Farms by colleague and nature photographer Kevin Watson.

Here is the full list (click on the bird name to see Conserve Wildlife Foundation’s description):

American Kestrel  (threatened)

Barn Owl (special concern, breeding)

Bobolink  (threatened, breeding)

Brown Thrasher (special concern, breeding)

Cooper’s Hawk  (special concern)

Eastern Meadowlark (special concern, breeding)

Grasshopper Sparrow (threatened, breeding)

Henslow’s Sparrow (endangered)

Savannah Sparrow (threatened, breeding)

Spotted Sandpiper  (special concern, breeding)

Vesper Sparrow (endangered, breeding)

Wood Thrush  (special concern, breeding)

Duke Farms also attracts the following at-risk raptors  in winter:

Long-eared Owl  (threatened)

Northern Harrier  (endangered, breeding)

Short-eared Owl  (endangered, breeding)

Jim Wright writes “The Bird Watcher” columnist for The Record and the Herald-News. He is the author of four coffee-table books about wild places, and the deputy marsh warden of the Celery Farm Natural Area in Allendale, N.J.

Got a question or suggestion? E-mail Jim at

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