On Friday evening, Tony Leukering made some great counts at Bunker Pond, which included two Least Terns (they're already shipping out!) 78 Forster's Terns and an excellent 503 Common Terns. Single Pectoral and Stilt Sandpipers were among other shorebirds; water levels are ideal at the point right now for migrant shorebirds - so don't miss out on the show! STOP PRESS - Tony had 814 Common Terns today!!
Purple Martins are still feeding around Cape May Point, but Pete Dunne tells me that the build-up of birds on the Maurice River in Cumberland County is now well under way - don't miss out on this awesome spectacle, the Maurice River Township Purple Martin Spectacular takes place August 12th-13th:
Mauricetown Bridge, County Route 670, (just west of Route 47 Wawa) Dorchester, Maurice River Township
See thousands of Purple Martins each evening as they ready for migration! View this natural phenomenon from platforms next to the Mauricetown Bridge.
From 6:15-8:20 p.m., Citizens United representatives will provide viewing scopes and interpretation.Bring your binoculars!
Friday & Saturday Evening Boat Cruises
Enjoy a Dessert Cruise aboard the "Bodacious". Slowly cruise the river at sunset with local naturalists and representatives from Citizens United to Protect The Maurice River.
Friday Night Special Guest - Pete Dunne of NJ Audubon
Reservations Are Required
(approx. 3 hour round trip) RAIN OR SHINE!
Contact Jane Morton Galetto 609-774-5853Cruise departs Port Norris Marina 6:15 PM- $35.00 per person