Local & State Organizations

Avian Wildlife Center is a wildlife rehabilitation center that treats all species of injured and orphaned wild birds with the goal of returning them healthy to the wild. It is licensed by state and federal authorities to do this work, but is funded through private donations. The Center is located in Wantage Twp. in northwestern New Jersey.

Friends of Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge welcome you to explore nature along the Wallkill River. Come for a walk along a trail, bird watch, canoe the river, fish, attend an event, volunteer, enjoy the varied wildlife and scenery. The Friends group consists of volunteers and members who share an interest in the wildlife, the land, and the river. All are welcome to join.

Ridge and Valley Conservancy (RVC) is a non-profit land trust formed in 1990 by people dedicated to preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the Appalachian Valley and Ridge Region of New Jersey. RVC’s efforts have a positive impact on air and water quality, wildlife habitat, and recreation in northwestern New Jersey.

Friends of Garret Mountain Reservation, in cooperation with Passaic County officials, helps to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural beauty of Garret Mountain Reservation and Rifle Camp Park, recognizing the hemispherical significance of the varied wildlife habitats for migrating birds in these public lands.

JerseyBirds is a birding news site hosted by the American Birding Association.

Montclair Bird Club holds monthly meetings which are open to the general public.

The Nature Conservancy is working to make a lasting difference around the world in more than 35 countries, all 50 states, and your backyard.  TNC’s mission: conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

New Jersey Audubon  is a privately supported, not-for-profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, New Jersey Audubon has no connection with the National Audubon Society. New Jersey Audubon fosters environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among NJ’s citizens; protects NJ’s birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promotes preservation of NJ’s valuable natural habitats.

A real-time, online checklist program, eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.