View From The Cape

Fall Banding Update: Week 4 (9/6 – 9/12)

By Laura-Marie Koitsch, 2018 Bander In Charge The fourth week of the inaugural season of NJ Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory banding station began and ended the same way, with birthday celebrations and closing early due to the heat index surpassing 100F. September 6th (David La Puma’s birthday) was particularly…...

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FALL MIGRATION AT CAPE MAY with Louise Zemaitis – SEP 13-15

September straddles the migratory timetable; you’re not too late for shorebirds, not too early for hawks, and right on time for warblers and other neotropical migrants. Indeed, it is the great variety of songbirds heading south during early September that will be the main target of this three-day birding workshop…...

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Fall Banding Update: Week 3 (8/30 – 9/5)

By Laura-Marie Koitsch, 2018 Bander In Charge The third week of banding continued where the second week left off, closing early due to the heat and capturing a relatively small number of individuals (less than twenty). Although we didn’t band many birds on the 30th, we did have seven recaptures…...

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Fall Banding Update: Week 2 (8/23 – 8/29)

By Laura-Marie Koitsch, 2018 Bander In Charge The second week of NJ Audubon’s CMBO 2018 fall banding season started off with our biggest day yet. The previous day, August 22nd, we had taken off from banding so as to construct boardwalks, which were much needed around six of our nets,…...

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Fall Banding Update: Week 1 (8/15 – 8/22)

By Laura-Marie Koitsch, 2018 Bander In Charge On Wednesday, August 15th, staff and volunteers from New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) & Cellular Tracking Technologies (CTT) worked tirelessly for several hours clearing net lanes and battling poison ivy and were rewarded for their efforts the next morning when…...

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Morning Flight 2018 – Starts Tomorrow!

Fall is here – that’s right, Morning Flight is starting on Aug. 1st this year, instead of the usual Aug. 16th. We’re trying to better understand and quantify the early season songbird migrants, such as Yellow Warbler and Louisiana Waterthush, to name just a couple. To that end, Andrew Dreelin,…...

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A Night for Moths!

As part of National Moth Week, we held an evening event on July 24th along the Ryan De Witt Memorial Trail at the Northwood Center. We were delighted, not only in the turnout of moths at our mercury lights and blacklight, but also by the turnout of interested people. The…...

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