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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Update and another recovery

Week four of the 2016 field season concludes today and the season remains somewhat disappointing. Happily there was noticeable movement of monarchs this morning -- CMBO Migration Count Coordinator Tom Reed counted 700 flying past the hawk watch at Cape May Point State Park.  Unfortunately the weather forecast is calling for lots of wind and rain in the coming days, not good conditions for monarchs.  We're still hoping for a few good cold fronts to bring northwest winds and big numbers of migrating monarchs into Cape May.

Another monarch that had been tagged elsewhere showed up at Cape May Point today.  We will inform the Monarch Watch folks of this find, but as happened last week we're hoping to get a reply more quickly by sharing information about this recovery online.  If you tagged WPJ 369 be sure to let us know when and where it was tagged.

This previously tagged monarch was netted today by MMP Director
Mark Garland in a private garden at Cape May Point.

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