Success with Early-successional Habitat

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator Perched atop a Red Oak, the  vociferous Yellow-breasted Chat belts out a gurgling song that sounds like a Mallard crossed with a Mockingbird.  At Middle Run Natural Area in Newark, a close encounter with this bird (the largest warbler in North America) is possible due to the creation of ideal chat habitat:  early-successional …

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