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.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Monarchists Repeat as Carbon Footprint Champions

The team receives the Carbon Footprint Award from NJ Audubon President Eric Stiles.
left to right: Stiles and Monarchists Paige, Lu, Mark, Linda, Louise, Michael, Meg, Ron, and Kashi.

We are proud to announce that the Monarchists team won the Carbon Footprint Award for the second consecutive year at the World Series of Birding.  We found 141 species of birds and 9 species of butterflies on the day of competition, traveling just by foot and bicycle.

We started at midnight a listened for birds throughout the night.

As usual, Ron Rollet coordinated a number of yummy meal breaks.

The purpose of the World Series of Birding is to raise money for various conservation causes through a day of friendly competition.  The Monarchists' effort is now the primary source of funding for the Cape May Monarch Monitoring Project.  Read all about the team's effort and learn how you too can offer support by visiting this website:

An ice water foot bath in mid-afternoon
provided refreshment for the team.
As night fell the team was still birding.
We had fun telling stories of the day at the Awards Ceremony.

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