David La Puma, Director of the New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory will be discussing how
twice a year millions of birds migrate over New Jersey to and from breeding and wintering grounds across the western hemisphere. The spectacle of waterbird migration, comprised primarily of ducks, loons, gannets, and cormorants, is best viewed from a small island situated one mile farther out to sea than the surrounding coastline. Avalon, New Jersey, has long been known by birders as the premier location in the world for witnessing waterbird migration, and now with the support of the Borough of Avalon, New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory is bringing that experience to thousands of residents and tourists each year. In this presentation David will provide insight about many species of waterbird which have been tallied by dedicated staff since 1993. More importantly, though, David will show you how a partnership between the bird observatory and the Borough of Avalon is helping to realize Avalon as it deserves to be: the crown jewel of the east coast; by more than a million!