Shorebirds at Heislerville

Shorebirds at Heislerville

Join CMBO naturalists at the epicenter of spring shorebirding on the edge of the Delaware Bay.  The impoundment at Heislerville has become a spring legend, attracting rarities, plus zillions of shorebirds.  Depending on the tide conditions, we may visit nearby East Point or Thompson’s Beach.  Meet at the clam shell…...

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Shorebirds at Heislerville

Join CMBO naturalists at the epicenter of spring shorebirding on the edge of the Delaware Bay.  The impoundment at Heislerville has become a spring legend, attracting rarities, plus zillions of shorebirds.  Depending on the tide conditions, we may visit nearby East Point or Thompson’s Beach.  Meet at the clam shell…...

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Shorebirds at Heislerville

Join CMBO naturalists at the epicenter of spring shorebirding on the edge of the Delaware Bay.  The impoundment at Heislerville has become a spring legend, attracting rarities, plus zillions of shorebirds.  Depending on the tide conditions, we may visit nearby East Point or Thompson’s Beach.  Meet at the clam shell…...

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Osprey Run On Fish

Outside my window is an empty Osprey nest.  Occupied for three years.  The nest’s tenants are at this very moment winging their way north, after five months in the Amazon Basin.  I’m speculating, here, neither bird is fitted with a transmitter, but many birds from this region spend the northern…...

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Eagles Are Back

We were on Rt 47 southbound to attend an 11:00 am meeting in Cape May.  The car consisted of wife Linda and myself. “Bald Eagle,” she announced. Following the line of her sight, I immediately saw the adult perched on the tree-line. Two hours later on our return trip we spotted two more, both…...

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Bird Feeding Dos and Don’ts

You like feeding birds.  Who doesn’t? A winter landscape without the color and animation birds bring is just a still life. Different seed types attract different species, each one a dab of paint on your winter canvas.  Of course you’ll want cardinals.  This big showy sparrow is a favorite of…...

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Time For Seed

Hey New Jersey Resident, it’s time to put out your bird feeders. Our hungry winter minions have arrived and this year purports to be a banner year for colorful northern finches.  You can expect hordes of Purple Finch, a smattering of Evening Grosbeaks and hordes of siskins.  The seed crops…...

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Still Fall

New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Festival is over.  Autumn must be waning, you think. Think again.  There are still weeks of Autumn ahead.  Fact is bird migration continues until February.  November and December are migratory prime time for some species of raptors and water birds. Big burley buteos like Red-tailed…...

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Peak Migration

What ever happened to bird watching?  I remember when this was just a quaint little closet avocation, practiced by professorial types and other social misfits.  Just last weekend I was just one of the standing-room-only crowd at the Cape May Hawkwatch Platform.  Around mid-afternoon a trio of non-birders (identified by…...

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Outsiders

I had an interesting revelation the weekend of September 1st. While sitting on the hawk watch platform at Cape May Point State Park; a platform overflowing with raptor enthusiasts, I overhead a non-birding trio as they mounted the platform, who were expressing their astonishment over the number of bird watchers…...

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