Seasonal Research

Morning Flight 2021 is Underway!

A Yellow Warbler blending in with the vegetation. Photo © Tom Reed. Hello everyone, and welcome to the fall 2021 Morning Flight count season! My name is Jerald Reb, and I will be the Morning Flight counter this year, returning from 2019. I look forward to seeing many of you…...

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World Series of Birding 2021: Behind the scenes with Off the Rails

World Series of Birding 2021! The sophomore effort of Off the Rails, a team composed of seasonal staff both past and present (and future?), will be one to remember or at least try to remember; much of the day is now a blur. While this was our second year as…...

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George Myers Naturalist – 2021

Hello from CMBO! I, Will Kaselow, am taking this opportunity to introduce myself as the 2021 George Myers Naturalist and give an idea of how I see this position as well as how it has been going so far.  To recap my first month in Cape May is a difficult…...

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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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AVALON SEAWATCH UPDATE – December & Season Summary

Hi everyone!  We’ve come to the end of another Seawatch season! This December has been somewhat slow, so rather than give a day-by-day breakdown, I’ll just point out some highlights then give you a quick overview of the season totals! December started out by continuing the November trend of gannets…...

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MONTCLAIR HAWKWATCH UPDATE – Late Season Summary

The second half of this unique 2020 season had its share of challenges but was also a boon of amazing observations. Bad weather continued through the last two weeks of October and caused us to miss a few days; despite this, these proved to be two of our best weeks…...

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CAPE MAY HAWKWATCH UPDATE – Nov 20th to 30th

That’s all she wrote. The 2020 Cape May Hawkwatch, sponsored by Swarovski Optik, is officially finished and in the books. Stayed tuned to the end of this post for the full season total! The final 10 days of the count were what one would expect at this stage in the…...

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