View From The Cape

CMBO FALL 2019 NATURALISTS AND COUNTERS

Here at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, we strive to keep our finger on the pulse of migration. It is through the efforts of our dedicated seasonal counters and naturalists that we are able to not only quantify the migration, but also share the wonder and excitement of…...

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Morning Flight – Saturday, August 24, 2019

Riding off the excitement of yesterday’s flight, I was hoping for another big flight this morning. While overall numbers were down from yesterday, diversity was fantastic! Once again the flight was dominated by American Redstarts, which contributed 275 individuals to our overall total. Yellow Warblers were also fairly numerous with…...

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Cape May Springwatch

This exciting new migration monitoring project is underway at legendary birding hotspot Cape May, New Jersey. The Cape May Springwatch, a research initiative of New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, has existed for some time as an exploratory project operated by volunteers. After several years of careful data collection,…...

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Winter Raptor Workshop – So What Did We See?

It was a full two days of birding and learning on the recently completed Wintering Hawks, Eagles & Owls Workshop, part of the Cape May School of Birding (January 5 & 6). This workshop highlights the array of raptor species using the extensive coastal marshes, and we were rewarded in…...

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OBSERVING WINTERING HAWKS, EAGLES, & OWLS

It is such a pleasant experience to drive along the tidal marshes of coastal NJ at this time of year – the subtle browns, oranges and grays of autumn transition into winter, and the progression of leaves falling away from their summer perches opens up a landscape that is truly…...

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2018 Cape May Hawkwatch – 53,495 Raptors & More!!

Text and photos by Erik Bruhnke  2018 Cape May Hawkwatch Counter Cape May Bird Observatory This year marked the 43rd season of the Cape May Hawkwatch. There were many highlights throughout the season, and the remarkable total of 53,495 raptors, recorded between September 1 and November 30, represents the highest…...

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