Any evening in August I look into the evening skies over Mauricetown and see sheets of Purple Martins heading to roost in the Phragmites stands along the Maurice River. Nearly a million birds have been counted, not including the thousands of Tree Swallows and Barn Swallows that likewise roost in…...
36th World Series of Birding
Remembering the Great Bacinski – by Pete Dunne
Having just learned about the passing of my long time friend and birding companion, Pete Bacinski. I feel compelled to express my thoughts regarding the passing of this natural history legend. I first met “The Great Bacinski,” in May, 1977. Cape May Bird Observatory’s founding director, Bill Clark and I…...
Mink by deduction
Osprey Run On Fish
Eagles Are Back
I know, I know, I know, Wait. You are suffering from post migration depression. There’s a cure. Ducks. Yes ducks, waterfowl. Winter means ducks, Hardy cold impervious birds that get you out, gratify you with their colors and tantalize you with possibility. Every flock of geese you scan holds the…...