BCAS partners with local and national organizations to address conservation concerns. Following are some of those concerns, as well as events to attend and actions to take.
Help Pass A2070 (Calabrese)
Ask your representatives to vote YES on Assembly bill 2070. Tell them you want to curb neonic pesticide use in NJ in order to protect pollinators, birds, agriculture, and the environment.
Or, call their office. Ask your friends to do the same!
- Go to https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/municipalities.asp and click on your municipality, then click on your district number
- Click on the name of a representative and find the link for Electronic Mail: Contact your legislator
Neonic (Neonicotinoid) pesticides are responsible for killing our bees and butterflies. Thirty percent of our birds have disappeared in the last 50 years and research increasingly concludes that neonics are a key cause.
The Ridgefield Park Eagles
Thanks to the grass-roots action of Bergen County Audubon our nesting Bald Eagles on the Overpeck Creek in Ridgefield park have been protected from development with the company Skymark agreeing to preserve a 10 acre Eagle park for this magnificent pair of raptors. BCAS continues protect the nest site and monitor the nest for the NJDEP.
Bird Collisions with Glass and Buildings
An estimated 300 million to 1 billion birds die each year from collisions with glass on buildings, from skyscrapers to homes. Birds simply can’t tell reflection from reality. Even if a bird flies away after striking a window, it may die elsewhere as a result of the collision.
Building Bird Friendly Buildings from ABC Birds
Shut Down Bird Death Traps
Every year, millions of birds die because of oil pits, power lines, communications towers, and other hazards. In response, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just launched a plan to strengthen the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, one of America’s most important bird conservation laws, to help meet the challenges of the 21st century. Send a message to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today to support this critical action.