Birding and Nature

Cape May birding and nature articles, including bird migration and the natural world.

Forsythe Wildlife Refuge Ready for Spring 2017

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Oceanville, NJ - After grappling with Hurricane Sandy's destructive aftermath for the last four and a half years, … [Read more...]

Spring Fires at Higbee Beach 2017

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Cape May, NJ - The fire was burning red hot. There was a tall upward draft of smoke on the horizon. At Higbee … [Read more...]

Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival 2017

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Mauricetown, NJ - It was cold, very cold. Slivers of ice lined the edges of some waterways.  Volunteer Karen … [Read more...]

Winter at Higbee Beach 2017

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Cape May, NJ - January runs hot and cold in Cape May. One day you're shoveling snow, three days later you're … [Read more...]

Red-shouldered Hawk Returns to Our Garden 2017

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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

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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 Monarchs 2016

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Cape May, NJ - Nothing makes a gardener happier, as the flowers start to shrivel in October, than seeing a … [Read more...]

Cape May Fishing Spring Season 2016

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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

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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

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