Tomorrow I'm leaving Virginia for the last trip of my Junior Big Year - heading to Cape May and area, New Jersey. It's going to be amazing! In fact I have 8 targets, of course I won't get all of them but they're all possible.
The 4 main and perhaps easiest targets will be:
Common Eider - lots are in the area. Should be very easy.
King Eider - what a bird to get in the last days of the year. I've always wanted to see a King Eider. A male is being seen with a Common Eider flock at the Avalon Sea Watch.
Eurasian Wigeon - a drake E. Wigeon is being seen at a lake in Cape May.
Bell's Vireo - a Bell's Vireo is being seen at a place in Cape May.
The other targets:
Nelson's Sparrow - hit or miss at a certain location.
Saltmarsh Sparrow - hit or miss at the same location as Nelson's.
Razorbill - seen occasionally from the Avalon Sea Watch. In fact, on Dec. 22 5 were seen.
Black Guillemot - seen occasionally from the Avalon Sea Watch.
It will be awesome.