The Monarch Monitoring Project is a long-term study on monarch migration through Cape May, NJ. It is a part of the New Jersey Audubon Research Department, and closely affiliated with the Cape May Bird Observatory.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Monarchists Win "No Carbon Footprint" Award at World Series of Birding

Monarchists, l to r: LuAnn Daniels, Mark Garland, Michael O'Brien, Louise Zemaitis, Meg Walker Hedeen.

Our World Series of Birding team found 140 species of birds during the competition on May 11, 2013, with all of our travel by bicycle or foot, and we won the "No Carbon Footprint" category at the event.  Most importantly, we raised badly needed funds for the Monarch Monitoring Project.  Here is the full report from the day afield:


  1. I am interested in coming down from the Boston area this September or October. Is there any news on Monarch activity anyone in the Cape May area could report on?

  2. Watch this blog as our season progresses -- our field work begins on Sept. 1. We will post regular updates on this blog. If you are on Facebook, we also have a page there that you can "like," simply called Cape May Monarchs. Right now it's too early to know how many monarchs we'll see this season, and we never know exactly when the peak days will come, though usually the greatest numbers come through between Sept. 15 and Oct. 20.