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Eldora in Cape May County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

In the Still of the Night

Owl Migration

 

—Wildlife Migration —

 
In the Still of the Night Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
1. In the Still of the Night Marker
Inscription. Utterly undetectable, saw-whet owls, long-eared owls, and barn owls utilize New Jersey’s coast as a migration path throughout October and November. Cape May is a popular place for them to rest before crossing the Delaware Bay. During the day, the nocturnal travelers roost in the camouflage of trees and shrubs. When night falls, they continue southward, masked by the darkness.

In the spring, these owls return to their northern breeding grounds. However, the spring migration is not as concentrated. These mystical birds need many different habitats, including forested areas for roosting and low grassy wetlands for hunting. Preservation of New Jersey’s coastal habitats will ensure the future of our native owls.
 
Erected by National Park Service and State of New Jersey-Division of Parks and Forestry.
 
Location. 39° 13.05′ N, 74° 55.314′ W. Marker is in Eldora, New Jersey, in Cape May County. Marker is on New Jersey Route 47 0.1 miles west of Eldora Road. Touch for map. This marker is next to the Eldora Nature Preserve, Delaware Bayshore Program marker. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbine NJ 08270, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eldora Nature Preserve
In the Still of the Night Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
2. In the Still of the Night Marker
Distant photo of this marker and the Eldora Nature Preserve marker at the entrance to the trail
(here, next to this marker); East Point Lighthouse (approx. 5.8 miles away); A Guiding Light (approx. 5.9 miles away); All Shapes, Sizes and Materials (approx. 5.9 miles away); Dennis Creek Landing (approx. 5.9 miles away); A River to Enjoy and Protect (approx. 6 miles away); Steps to Harvest Oysters and Bring to Market (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named Steps to Harvest Oysters and Bring to Market (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Categories. Animals
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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