Fall Banding Update: Week 14 (11/15 – 11/22)

No, dear reader, you weren’t imagining things, our previous post did indeed say that week thirteen was our final week of banding. And, yet here we are again bringing you updates on week fourteen of our inaugural season of banding here in Cape May. We originally thought last week would…...

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A western visitor to the Jersey Shore

Here in New Jersey we only have one species of hummingbird that breeds in our fair state, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). But each fall and winter, as many thousands of Ruby-throated hummers have since moved through the state and headed south for warmer wintering locations throughout the southern US,…...

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Fall Banding Update: Week 13 (11/8 – 11/14)

The thirteenth and final week of the inaugural season of NJ Audubon's Cape May Banding Project, a collaboration between NJ Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, The Nature Conservancy, and Cellular Tracking Technologies began with quite the surprise in the nets! On the morning of November 8th, we caught our 100th…...

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Fall Banding Update: Week 12 (11/1 – 11/7)

Above: Our Bander-in-charge and a fraction of the total volunteer squad for the season, but a solid representation of the high quality staffing that helped make fall 2018 a successful reality! By Laura-Marie Koitsch, 2018 Bander In Charge Week twelve began with flashing lights and six police officers right outside…...

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Fall Banding Update: Week 11 (10/25 – 10/31)

Above: a stunning Lincoln’s Sparrow, one of several caught during our big sparrow days! By Laura-Marie Koitsch, 2018 Bander In Charge Having banded 253 new birds with only six nets open the previous day followed by Northwesterly winds all night, we suspected that week eleven was going to start off…...

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