The beginning of the month generally sees large numbers of robins migrating south as well as the largest and the rarest of raptors, the eagles and Goshawk. This month is often when most of the Cape May rarities show up, every year bringing something different, but birds like Ash-throated Flycatcher and Cave Swallow are found every year. Check some of those lesser-birded places like Two Mile Beach Unit of the Cape May NWR, Rea Farm, Cape May Point State Park, and Hidden Valley.
The Hawk Watch changes tempo again this month with the large buteos dominating the count now. This is the month for Red-tails, Red-shouldered, Goshawk, and Golden Eagle.
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