Ospreys, laughing gulls, and other shorebirds have returned and can be found all around the island. Many osprey nests can be observed from various roadways, including this one adjacent to Avalon Boulevard.
OSPREYS, LAUGHING GULLS BACK! Laughing gulls–commonly as seagulls–have made their return to our area and can be seen everywhere from beaches to back yards. Ospreys are back, too. Sit quietly along a back bay waterway for a while and you are likely to see them–often carrying a freshly caught fish in their claws as they fly back to their nest for dinner!
SPRING BEACH SWEEPS will take place Saturday morning, April 17th in Avalon, Stone Harbor, Sea Isle, and many other New Jersey beach towns. The semi-annual sweeps help keep our beaches free of trash and debris. Volunteers are always needed but must register first at www.cleanoceanaction.org. Volunteers should plan to bring their own gloves, a bucket (to reduce use of plastic bags) and water.
STONE HARBOR BIRD SANCTUARY TOURS will return this summer…but did you know that you can walk the four trails on your own? The trails enter the Sanctuary from Second or Third Avenues and then each winds its way to the interior. The Heron Overlook often affords a view of feeding herons or egrets, while the Holly Path wanders through maritime forest where you can view sassafras, red cedar, and a three-hundred-year-old holly tree. Benches interspersed along the way make for pleasant spots to sit and enjoy the view and sounds of nature.
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU’LL FIND ON THE BEACH–OR ON EBAY! Horseshoe crab shells are often found washed up on local beaches. One of them appeared–and sold–on eBay last week. The seller described it as being from Avalon’s beach, measuring 17.5 inches long and 10 inches wide, and in excellent condition.
FREE TREE SEEDLINGS will be offered by the Avalon Environmental Commission to New Jersey residents and Cape May County homeowners. On Saturday, May 1st, from 9am to 12pm, shore-appropriate seedlings will be provided to those who stop by the 39th Street greenhouse (next to the History Center) and sign in. The NJ Tree Recovery Program is providing the free seedlings again this year.
LIST NOW, SELL LATER: Thinking about selling your shore property, but don’t want to miss out on the summer season? Why not list your property for sale now, but require that closing not occur until mid-summer or even post-summer? That allows you to capitalize on strong demand now, with the aim of placing your property under contract now and avoiding summertime showings while you’re enjoying it. Interested? Call or email me!
7900 Dune Drive, 210, Avalon, $325,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 211296
7888 Dune Drive, 210, Avalon, $339,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 211292
7888 Dune Drive, 128, Avalon, $351,500, ACTIVE MLS#: 211295
270 36th Street, Avalon, $2,995,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 211274
74 38th Street, Avalon, $9,350,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 211261
Properties Under Contract:
414 Avalon Blvd., Avalon Manor, $165,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 190130
7888 Dune Drive, 124, Avalon, $349,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 189703
9511 Sunset Drive, 401, Stone Harbor, $420,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 210451
2655 Dune Drive, B, Avalon, $599,999, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 210526
2326 Dune Drive, Avalon, $1,095,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 211265
7888 Dune Drive, Avalon, $1,499,999, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 185665
156 102nd Street, Stone Harbor, $2,400,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 211178
10 E. 23rd Street, Avalon, $2,995,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 211277
337 93rd Street, Stone Harbor, $3,100,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 204506
3955 Dune Drive, Avalon, $3,495,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 211059
11 Heron Drive, Avalon, $5,795,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 211293
7888 Dune Drive, 101, Avalon, $302,250, SOLD MLS#: 210857
107 30th Street, 107, Avalon, $695,000, SOLD MLS#: 204175
280 85th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,500,000, SOLD MLS#: 204499
4351 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,710,000, SOLD MLS#: 210465
163 83rd Street, Stone Harbor, $2,155,000, SOLD MLS#: 204298
4388 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $3,207,500, SOLD MLS#: 204387
150 113th Street, Stone Harbor, $4,375,000, SOLD MLS#: 202919