About Paul Kerlinger

Paul Kerlinger, Ph.D. is a scientist, author and nationally known expert on bird migration. He's done extensive studies on hawks, Snowy Owls and neotropical song birds. Kerlinger is the former director of the Cape May Bird Observatory, His books include How Birds Migrate and Flight Strategies of Migrating Hawks. He's an ardent fly fisherman and organic vegetable gardener.

Red-shouldered Hawk Returns to Our Garden 2017


Cape May, NJ - Our Red-shouldered Hawk is back! For about four years, an adult Red-shouldered Hawk has appeared … [Read more...]

Bald Eagles at the West Cape May Bridge 2016


Cape May, NJ - Bald Eagles are a common sighting this fall in the Cape May area. Not only are migrants moving … [Read more...]

Cape May Fishing Spring Season 2016


After winter-like conditions delayed the start of Cape May's spring fishing season, things got good fast. As … [Read more...]

After the Storm: Beach Erosion January 2016


Cape May, NJ - Once again, Cape May was spared from major damage by the recent monster nor’easter. But the wind … [Read more...]

A Red-shouldered Hawk in My Garden 2015


Cape May, NJ - Hawks normally are considered predators who catch and consume mice, squirrels, rabbits, and … [Read more...]

Cape May Birders Win International Competition in Israel


CAPE MAY, NJ - Not only can Cape May claim one of the world’s best birding places and some of the best birders, … [Read more...]

Cape May Bald Eagles – Coming to a Tree Near You! 2015


CAPE MAY, NJ -  When my neighbor asked me if I wanted to see a Bald Eagle, I said sure. Who wouldn’t want to see … [Read more...]

Siberia in Cape May! Coldest February in 36 Years


Cape May, NJ - During the last 25 years in Cape May, February often has been a transition month into spring.  In … [Read more...]

Cape May Birds Surviving Record February 2015 Cold


Cape May, NJ - While Cape May has escaped the incessant blizzards of early 2015, our birds are struggling. Record … [Read more...]

Record Breaking Cold in Cape May in February 2015


North Cape May, NJ - After relatively normal temperatures in December and January, who would have predicted that … [Read more...]