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Whiskered Tern – Cape May, NJ

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Whiskered Tern (molting adult)--3rd ABA record, Cape May Point SP, NJ (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

The ABA area’s 3rd record of a Whiskered Tern was found early this afternoon by Louise Zemaitis and Alec Humann, flying around Cape May Point. Cape May has actually hosted the first two records as well; in 1993 and 1998. One of the former records eventually flew over the Delaware Bay and went to a collection of impoundments in Delaware for …


Snowstorm in Cape May

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Merlin with a Sanderling at Sunset Point (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

When we went to bed on the evening of January 2nd in Cape May, the temperature was dropping quick and it was beginning to snow. When we woke up to the next morning, there was a half-foot of snow on the ground and the wind was howling. We had camped in my truck overnight, and it managed to stay pretty …


Cape May Pt SP Snowbirds

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Virginia Rail in the snow (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

After wandering around the streets of Cape May Point for awhile but not being able to turn up the White-winged Dove, we decided to head over to the state park to see what was around. It was incredible to see the park covered in snow. Equally amazing was how active the birds were in the snow-covered, freezing landscape. Along the …


Snow Day Rarities at Cape May Pt

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After a successful walk around Cape May Pt SP, where we saw a Northern Goshawk and Orange-crowned Warbler among many other cool (literally) birds, we took another pass by Lily Lake hoping to find one of the Eurasian Wigeon that roam the point. A large flock of geese and other ducks had gathered at the west end so we parked …


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The King of Cape May Point

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Immature male King Eider at Cape May Point. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

For over a month now, an immature male King Eider has been hanging out along the beach at Cape May Point. It is most often seen foraging around the jetty at the St. Mary’s dune crossing – that is where my friends and I were able to catch up with it on the evening of January 2nd. The eider was …