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.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Monarch numbers in Cape May Point have been steady for the last week or so, and we saw a modest increase yesterday.  While there's no great spectacle, there have been enough monarchs to keep our taggers busy.  Conditions look good for Thursday and Friday, and we're hoping that we will finally see a significant surge of migrant monarchs arriving into Cape May.  A big cold front is predicted to arrive for the weekend, however, with winds predicted to be from 20 to 40 mph, and those aren't good winds for monarchs.  Whatever the weather, we'll be continuing our censuses every day through October 31.

It's a great time of year to visit Cape May Point.

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