Geographical Location: Northeastern

January 30, 2019

In a protected forest, why did the birds disappear?

The William L. Hutcheson Memorial Forest is a rare piece of land in New Jersey. Set aside by Dutch settlers in 1701, it is an uncut tract of old growth...

January 2, 2019

The January/February issue of The Wildlife Professional

The Wildlife Professional is an exclusive benefit of membership in The Wildlife Society. Published six times annually, the magazine presents timely research news and analysis of trends in the wildlife...

December 10, 2018

Corralling a capybara – in Massachusetts?

In early November while conducting a wildlife survey at a western Massachusetts airbase, I was surprised to see a capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) grazing in the grass on a secured recreational-use...

November 19, 2018

TWS member receives award for golden-winged warbler work

This article originally appears in the New Jersey Chapter of The Wildlife Society’s November 2018 newsletter. On Nov. 7, Sharon Petzinger, senior zoologist with the New Jersey Division of Fish...

November 13, 2018

New England Sea turtle strandings starting early

Sea turtle strandings are common on New England beaches in the fall as plummeting water temperatures bring “cold-stunned” turtles to shore. But biologists say an unusually high number of sea...

November 6, 2018

Winter ticks threaten New England moose

Warmer winters are imperiling New England moose as winter tick numbers swell, resulting in an unprecedented die-off of moose calves. In a study led by TWS member Peter Pekins, researchers...

October 3, 2018

Rats! Feral cats fail at urban rodent control

All the feral cats (Felis catus) running free in New York City have some people thinking that at least these strays are helping control rat (Rattus spp.) populations. But despite...

August 31, 2018

The Sept/Oct issue of The Wildlife Professional

The latest issue of The Wildlife Professional salutes conservation successes, starting with our cover feature, Ready for Release — Rebound of the Kirtland’s Warbler. The population of the tiny bird...

August 29, 2018

Viruses linked with seal strandings in New England

With an unusually high number of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) washing up dead on beaches in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, preliminary tests have turned up indications of avian flu...

June 29, 2018

The July/August Issue of The Wildlife Professional

Poachers and smugglers try to outwit wildlife conservation officers on a daily basis. Efforts to combat wildlife crime and change these illegal behaviors are the focus of the July/August cover...