NJ Audubon

Avalon Seawatch Update: Sept. 22 – Oct. 6

Hello everyone! This is Nick Giordano, and this will be my first year counting the Avalon Seawatch! I am extremely excited to join the Cape May Bird Observatory team and witness the spectacular waterbird migration. I am also excited to be able to see everyone out at the Seawatch and…...

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Montclair Hawk Lookout Update, 10/2 – 10/12/21

It is often the case with hawk-watching that the birds seem to be nowhere until they are everywhere.  This is an important concept to remind yourself of, especially when you begin to question why you are spending your third hour sitting in a chair staring at a blank sky.  That…...

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Cape May Hawkwatch Update: September 24th to October 7th

The Cape May Hawkwatch, sponsored by Swarovski Optik, is already one third finished! Hard to believe the month of September is already in the books. A grand total of 8,827 raptors were tallied during the first month. To put that in perspective, the September average for the previous 5 years…...

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Montclair Hawk Lookout Update: 9/12 – 10/1/2021

The last 3 weeks of September were not spectacular in terms of raptor numbers, but nevertheless produced some good sightings and interesting migration data.  Typically, this is the period all Montclair-area birders wait with bated breath for the “big push” of Broad-winged Hawks, a true avian spectacle that is usually…...

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Monarch Monitoring Project – September 20, 2021

We are nearly three weeks into the field season for the Monarch Monitoring Project, and on Sunday (Sept. 19) we started to see the season’s first major influx of monarchs into Cape May Point.  We also conducted our first three tagging demos on Friday through Sunday, with good attendance each…...

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Montclair Hawkwatch – 9/1 to 9/4

The Fall 2021 season at Montclair got off to a rough start this Wednesday, September 1st as the remnants of Hurricane Ida started to hit the region in the early morning. A lone, intrepid Merlin, flying close over the watch during a pause in the rain, was the first recorded…...

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