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.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Quick update on Monday morning

Our team has been super busy with the NJ Audubon Cape May Bird Observatory Fall Festival, but the very good late season flight of monarchs has continued.  We are still seeing monarchs along the dunes and in the gardens at Cape May Point, and we think that will continue today.  We have watched many monarchs cross over to Delaware, but others continue to arrive from the north.  Observers in other parts of New Jersey and in New York are still reporting many monarchs, so there are more to come.

Tuesday's weather forecast calls for wind and rain, not good for monarchs, but followed by a cold front with northwest winds, ideal conditions for monarch migration.  Wednesday and Thursday could be good days for monarch migration at Cape May Point -- if the ones to our north make it through the storms.  Our fingers are crossed.


  1. Sounds like a good migration. My brother reports he's seeing Monarchs at Cape Hatteras.