Friday, April 7, 2017


Would you like to see a Northern Gannet? How about 8,000 in one day?!! That's what went by the Springwatch site in Cape May today (April 7th), along with 1500+ Red-throated Loons, 2300+ Black Scoters, 1500+ Surf Scoters and so much more!! Join Tom Reed, Cape May's seawatch expert, for this Cape May School of Birding Workshop and a chance to learn how to identify and understand the amazing migration past Cape May Point.

Many birders are aware of the significant autumn waterbird migration visible at the Avalon Seawatch, but far fewer know about the spring spectacle that occurs at the mouth of Delaware Bay. Northern Gannets, scoters, loons, and dozens of other species stage and migrate through the bay during their northward journeys. Tom Reed, CMBO's Migration Count Coordinator, has led efforts to monitor these happenings at Cape May Point in recent years. Join Tom for a morning session of seawatching, a great opportunity for beginners to dip their toes in this challenging but exciting birding activity! We’ll follow with an afternoon session that will reinforce identification tips while also introducing the history and goals of the “Springwatch” monitoring program.

Register online today at: Cape May School of Birding

Northern Gannet at the Springwatch

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