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Red-shouldered Hawk Book Update

Red-shoulder cover 1Time is running out to order a copy of "Survival: The Red-shouldered Hawks of Allendale" in time for an early December Delivery. You need to order by Saturday noon.

To order a copy of "Survival: The Red-shouldered Hawks of Allendale," call  Rohsler’s Nursery in Allendale (201-327-3156), Wild Birds Unlimited in Paramus (201-599-0099) or Wild Bird Emporium in Midland Park (201-444-1043)   and tell them whether you want soft cover (roughly ($28) or a hard-cover (roughly $37), and how many copies. 

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For the last 10 years, a family of endangered red-shouldered hawks has nested in Allendale and nearby Ramsey. To chronicle their struggles and triumphs, local nature writer Jim Wright and photographer Jerry Barrack have created “Survival: The Red-shouldered Hawks of Allendale, N.J.

 The book also features wonderful photos by other local nature photographers, a locator map with the hawk’s nesting sites from 2002 to 201, and an interview with Celery Farm Warden Emeritus Stiles Thomas, who has followed the hawks’ triumphs and tragedies for the past decade, and . 

 “It’s a heart-warming local story, and the color photos are terrific,” says Wright, who also teamed with Barrack on several books on the Celery Farm. “But it’s also the story of all the folks in Allendale and nearby Ramsey who have taken these beautiful birds under their wing.”

 A signed, limited edition of the 72-page book, filled with great photos of these hawks over the past decade, will be on sale at Rohsler’s Nursery in Allendale, Wild Birds Unlimited in Paramus and Wild Bird Emporium in Midland Park. The hard cover version will sell for approximately $38, and the soft-cover will sell for approximately $28.

 The book, for sale by pre-order, should be available in early December. Please reserve your copy/copies now so you won’t get shut out. They are selling the book – a labor of love – at cost.

Other books by Wright and Barrack include “In the Presence of Nature” (the coffee-table book about the Celery Farm) and “Duck Enough to Fly.” They are available at Rohsler’s,  Wild Birds Unlimited and Wild Bird Emporium as well.

The red-shouldered hawks have nested on Iroquois Ave., Arlton Ave., Harreton Road, Franklin Turnpike and Grey Ave. in Allendale and Buckingham Drive in Ramsey.