First and foremost, you may have noticed that we have an additional poster on View from the Cape. We have asked Tom Reed to help us keep the View from the Cape section more up to date by adding sightings information at times when it will be difficult for Don or I to make more routine sightings posts. Since Tom is young and energetic he will bring a new component to this section of BirdCapeMay.org when he is posting. We'd like to thank Tom for agreeing to work on this endeavour with us. You may already have seen some of his writing on BirdCapeMay.org in the Take A Kid Birding section. If not, he has written a great How To Guide for birding Cape May in the fall which is applicable for young birders and those birders who are young at heart!
We are also proud to announce the launch of our new on-line optics store; FeatherEdgeOptics.org. While we still maintain that you need to handhold an optic before you purchase, we are now providing you the ability to shop our store (with the same great customer service) on-line. Like our physical locations we have done some of the work for you and provide only optics we feel are applicable to stand up to the rigors of birding. This way you don't have to sort through all the riff-raff to find what you are looking for, like you have to do at other on-line optics stores. This is a store maintained by birders, for birders. The best part; all proceeds go to furthering the NJAS/CMBO conservation, research and education mission. You do have to be a member of NJAS or CMBO to purchase just like in our physical stores. Take a look around, even if you are not in the market for a new optic.
Lastly, also found on FeatherEdgeOptics.org, you will find the new Leica Ultravid HD's for sale as well as a review of this new optic. I have to say that I think it's quite a good review but, I am a bit biased. On this new site we will strive to bring you timely reviews of new product and occasionally older products which warrant a review.