Our 2018 tour group joined many local birders to watch an unexpected Magnificent Frigatebird as it hung in the wind over Cape May Point. Richard Crossley was the bird's finder, and after recovering from the shock of seeing a frigatebird in New Jersey, he sent out an RBA (Rare Bird Alert) text message. Word of a rarity travels fast in Cape May -- within minutes, other birders converged, and we all enjoyed this special visitor from the south. You can feel the excitement of this lucky mob by looking at the faces in this photo! On our tours here, we always enjoy becoming part of the storied community of Cape May birders; this group of locals includes many talented and friendly naturalists, field guide authors, tour leaders, and devoted conservationists.