Cape May Springwatch

CAPE MAY SPRINGWATCH: Mid-Late April Summary

  Tree Swallows battle the wind and cold at Cape May Point on April 28th. Where did they come from and where are they going–especially the ones that crossed the bay toward Delaware? Photo © Jesse Amesbury. BY TOM REED & JESSE AMESBURY Summary Late April typically serves as a…...

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Cape May Springwatch: Early-Mid April Summary

Cover Photo: Yellow-throated Warbler is a low-density migrant at Cape Island during spring and fall, and always makes for an exciting find at the Springwatch. This one spent a few minutes feeding in the pines near the count platform on April 2nd. Photo © Tom Reed.   BY TOM REED…...

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Cape May Springwatch: Late March / Early April update

A Short-eared Owl at the Cape May Springwatch on April 2. Photo © Tom Reed. By Tom Reed The weather has been less than ideal for bird migration in Cape May over the past few weeks. A generally cool and wet pattern has taken hold, and that has prevented any…...

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Meet our spring seasonals!

We’ve got some amazing seasonal employees to help us carry out CMBO’s mission of connecting people with nature while also keeping our finger on the pulse of migration. Let’s meet our current seasonals! Springwatch Technician – Julian Grudens Julian is a birder and field biologist hailing from the sunshine state,…...

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Cape May Springwatch: March 11-22, 2021

A Snow Bunting at the Cape May Springwatch on March 16. Photo © Tom Reed. By Tom Reed Summary The period opened with southerly winds and another push of Canada Geese (1,181) and assorted early-season migrants on the 11th. Happily, the southerlies continued into the 12th, producing the season’s first…...

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Cape May Springwatch: March 1-10, 2021

[An Ipswich Savannah Sparrow stops by the Cape May Springwatch. Photo © Tom Reed.] By Tom Reed Introduction Spring greetings from Cape May! The 2021 Cape May Springwatch season commenced Monday, March 1, and daily migration monitoring will continue at Cape May Point through the last day of May. We…...

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