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A Meadows Afternoon – July 15, 2022

Leaders: Chris Marks, Bill Roach, MJ Roach Temp: 75° F Winds: Weather Conditions: cloudy 43 species Species Count Canada Goose 26 Mallard 18 American Black Duck 1 Mourning Dove 4 Chimney Swift 2 Virginia Rail 1 American Oystercatcher 3 Killdeer 2 Least Sandpiper 6 Semipalmated Sandpiper 14 Western Sandpiper 3…...

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Bird Walk for all People – July 14, 2022

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: 78° F Winds: Weather Conditions: clear 33 species Species Count Canada Goose 35 Mute Swan 62 Mallard 24 Mourning Dove 4 Chimney Swift 2 American Oystercatcher 2 Laughing Gull 35 Herring Gull 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 Great Black-backed Gull 15 Least Tern 15…...

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To Plant a Pollinator Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow!

This past June was a “buzz” in the NJ Audubon Stewardship Department as the department received ten Xerces Society pollinator kit grants for installation at several pollinator habitat restoration projects sites across NJ ranging from inner-city community green space areas to rural agricultural areas and yards to public recreation areas…...

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Birds Before Beach – July 12, 2022

Leaders: Brian Moscatello, Shaun Bamford, Ruth Bergstrom, Dave Pollard, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 75° F Winds: SSW 16mph Weather Conditions: sunny 30 species Species Count Mute Swan 40 Mallard 3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 American Oystercatcher 4 Killdeer 3 Least Sandpiper 4 Laughing Gull 15 Herring Gull 2 Great Black-backed…...

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Birding the Meadows – July 11, 2022

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: The walk started out in the low 60s with sunny skies and the low 80s by the time we finished. Shorebirds were in evidence as they are starting their southern migration with 7 species seen well. Singing Indigo Buntings,…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – July 10, 2022

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Ruth Bergstrom, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 70°-74° F Winds: NNE 11mph Weather Conditions: overcast 50 species Species Count Mallard 2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1 Mourning Dove 20 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Chimney Swift 3 Clapper Rail 1 Spotted Sandpiper 5 Greater Yellowlegs 3 Laughing Gull 35 Herring Gull…...

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Birding Cape May Point – July 9, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 75° F Winds: SW 8 mph Weather Conditions: rain This morning’s rain wasn’t hard enough to deter the birds from doing their thing. Though we didn’t have a single Great Blue Heron, we did have both night herons and a Green Heron.…...

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A Meadows Morning – July 8, 2022

Leaders: Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 76° F Winds: Weather Conditions: sunny 44 species Species Count Canada Goose 28 Mute Swan 3 Mallard 24 American Black Duck 2 Mourning Dove 3 Chimney Swift 3 American Oystercatcher 5 Killdeer 3 Least Sandpiper 4 Semipalmated Sandpiper 12 Short-billed Dowitcher 4…...

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Birds Before Beach – July, 5 2022

Leaders: Brian Moscatello, Dave Pollard, Ruth Bergstrom, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 75° F Winds: SSW 9 mph Weather Conditions: partly sunny 26 species Species Count Mute Swan 45 Mallard 1 American Oystercatcher 5 Killdeer 1 Laughing Gull 6 Herring Gull 9 Great Black-backed Gull 16 Least Tern 10 Forster’s Tern 6…...

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