American Birding Podcast: Fall at Cape May with David La Puma

Few birders would dispute that Cape May, New Jersey, is among the continent’s most storied birding locations, both in terms of birding spectacles and its influence in North American birding culture. It feels like Cape May Bird Observatory, New Jersey Audubon’s Center for Bird research and education, has always been at the center of it all. CMBO has been doing research and outreach about birds and especially bird migration since 1975, and Dr. David La Puma is the current director. He and the New Jersey Audubon crew are hosting the Cape May Fall Festival later this month and he joins me to talk about that, as well as fallouts, next-generation bird research, and what it’s like to be the steward of all that history.

Also, I share some thoughts on my recent trip to Cuba, think about the USFWS’s recently released Outdoor Recreation Survey, and catch up on all the rare bird news for the last 4 weeks.

Come join us at the Lower Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival this November!

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Nate Swick

Nate Swick

Editor, Social Media Manager at American Birding Association
Nate Swick is the editor of the American Birding Association Blog, social media manager for the ABA, and the host of the American Birding Podcast. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Danielle, and two young children. He is the author of Birding for the Curious and The ABA Field Guide to Birds of the Carolinas.
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