Cape May, New Jersey is North America's premier migration hotspot during Autumn. Its key location on the eastern flyway and its unique peninsular configuration attracts huge concentrations of migratory birds, including many species of warbler. It's also a well known staging post for raptors heading south. The variety of quality habitats found at Cape May help to attract migrating birds. Here you will find upland forest, wetlands, saltmarsh, freshwater lakes, swamps, beaches and grassland. Steve spent a week here in late September and managed to film over ninety species of birds.
This DVD includes footage of Black Duck, Shoveler, American Wigeon, Blue-winged Teal, Bald Eagle, Osprey, Sharp-shined Hawk, Northern Harrier, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, Turkey & Black Vulture, Great White & Snowy Egret, Great Blue, Little Blue, Green, Tri-coloured, Night & Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Glossy Ibis, Double-crested Cormorant, Sora Rail, American Herring , Ring-billed & Laughing Gull, Black Skimmer, Royal, Caspian & Forster's Tern, Kildeer, Semi-palmated & Piping Plover, American Avocet, Greater & Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary, Stilt, Semi-palmated, Western & Least Sandpiper, Belted Kingfisher, Common Nighthawk, Northern Flicker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downey & Hairy Woodpecker, Mourning Dove, Cedar Waxwing, Brown Creeper, Grey Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, Eastern Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Eastern Phoebe, Trail Flycatcher, Cardinal, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Red-eyed & Blue-headed Vireo, Ruby-crowned & Golden-crowned Kinglet, Northern Waterthrush, Ovenbird, Black & White, Palm, Pine, Tennessee, Black-throated Blue, Myrtle, Blackpoll, Cape May & Magnolia Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Northern Parula, American Redstart, Blue Jay, American & Fish Crow, Boat-tailed Grackle, Red-winged Blackbird, Carolina Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Carolina Chickadee, Savannah, Field, Chipping & Swamp Sparrow, House Finch, Indigo Bunting & Brown-headed Cowbird.
Total running time: 1 hour and 13 minutes