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Birding Cape May

  • 10 Jan 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Riverview Retirement Community Building, 2117 E North Crescent Ave

Birding Cape May

New Jersey is not known for its natural wonders and most non-birders would never consider this the place to go to enjoy nature.  But they would be wrong!  Cape May, NJ has been the “mecca” for both birds and expert birders for many decades now.  Situated at the Southern tip of the state, Cape May is officially South of the Mason-Dixon line, a fact few know of (and which I wouldn’t believe were it not for the sign on the Garden State Parkway stating as such)!  With the Atlantic on one side and Delaware Bay on the other, Cape May is a geographic choke point for migrating and vagrant birds.  In spring, Cape May is often referred to as the “High Island” of the North, where in a single morning at dawn upwards of 100,000 migrating songbirds will make the jump across Delaware Bay and arrive at Higbee Beach.  In addition, the list of rare birds that have shown up in any season in Cape May from the Midwestern and Western US, the Arctic, and Eurasia is unparalleled.

This presentation will focus on the birding – and of course the birds – of Cape May.  The presentation will cover, when to go, what to look for, some of the best hotpots, and of course, LOTS of photos of the birds!

Bio – Dr. Jonathan B. Isacoff

Jon Isacoff is Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies at Gonzaga University.  Jon was the founding chair of the Environmental Studies Department at Gonzaga and served in that role from 2006 till 2015.  He received his B.A. and M.P.A. from Cornell University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.  Jon loves animals, with wings or without!  He was the Spokane Audubon Field trip chair from 2009 to 2014 and served on the Board of the WA Ornithological Society (WOS) from 2012 to 2014.  He is currently is a reviewer for Cornell Lab or Ornithology’s eBird citizen science project.  

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