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Cape May Hawkwatch End of Season Update – November 30th

Where did the season go? Hard to believe that the 2019 fall season is already over. Those three months flew by! Stay tuned to the end of this post for full season totals and stats. The last chunk of November turned out to be fantastic. For the first time all…...

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Avalon Seawatch Update – November 17th

As usual, Tom started the week off with excellent numbers and diversity in light to moderate southwest winds.  Monday had brought an excellent flight of Red-throated Loons (2120) and Northern Gannets (4159), as well as a late Blue-winged Teal and a southbound Ruddy Duck.  Also notable were 10 southbound Lesser…...

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SECOND ANNUAL NORTHWOOD CENTER BIOBLITZ

By Adehl Schwaderer George Myers Naturalist   All of us have the ability to make our outdoor spaces more suitable for wildlife in many different ways. Hanging bird feeders, providing fresh water, decreasing our use of pesticides or herbicides, and choosing to plant native plants are all ways we can…...

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Cape May Hawkwatch – November 12th

The standout day this week was without a doubt Friday November 8th. It was a classic fall day in Cape May; brisk northerly winds and cool temperatures. The kind of weather all hawkwatchers look for in the forecast and circle on their calendars. The birds did not disappoint either! Diversity…...

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Avalon Seawatch Update – November 2nd

This update covers October 14th through November 2nd and is to catch us up to the current week!   The last three weeks have been quite excellent in diversity, but slow on overall numbers.  We got our first big pushes of scoters, but flocks of scoters have yet to become…...

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Cape May Hawkwatch – November 7th

Hard to believe two-thirds of the season is in the books! Unfortunately, October ended on a slow note. We were plagued with less than ideal weather conditions; many days of mist, overcast, and southerly winds.  However, one bright spot came on October 26th when the first Golden Eagle of the…...

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Avalon Seawatch Update – October 13th

The week of October 7th through the 13th was dominated by a nor’easter, with four days of strong generally northeastern winds with some flooding around Avalon.  Despite this seemingly good weather for seawatching, not much of any flight was observed, continuing the trend of our slow season.  However, Tom did…...

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Cape May Hawkwatch Update – October 23rd

This week produced a dramatic mix of flights depending on the weather. Friday October 18th saw our biggest flight of the week. After tropical storm strength wind gusts on Thursday the wind died down and remained out the NW on Friday. The raptors were not far behind. Ospreys and Sharp-shinned…...

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Cape May Hawkwatch Update – October 16

Another week in the books for this fall season. The standout flight this week was Thursday October 10th.  Although the forecast of seasonably warm temperatures coupled with a light northerly breeze did not look promising for a large flight to materialize, we were all pleasantly surprised. It was a fantastic…...

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