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Birding the Meadows – July 4, 2022

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: 80° F Winds: Weather Conditions: sunny A flock of migrating Short-billed Dowitchers flew in near the blind. Spotted, Least, and Semi-palmated Sandpipers were also present, with both yellowleg species. Sadly, most of the Least Tern chicks had been predated, with only two…...

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Birding Cape May Point – July 2, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 80° F Winds: SW 18 mph Weather Conditions: mostly cloudy The State Park Purple Martins are doing well this season with over 200 chicks hatched and more to come. This is especially good news this year since a nearly week-long Nor’easter early…...

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A Meadows Morning – July 1, 2022

Leaders: Chris Marks, Lynn Pollard, Dave Pollard Temp: 82° F Winds: SW 3-8 mph Weather Conditions: clear 43 species Species Count Canada Goose 46 Mute Swan 2 Mallard 42 American Black Duck 2 Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid) 1 Mourning Dove 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Chimney Swift 2 Ruby-throated…...

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CAPE MAY SPRINGWATCH: Mid-late May Summary

  Did we save the best for last? This Gray Kingbird, a very rare overshoot from the South, flew past the Springwatch on our last day of operation, May 31. It represents just the 9th Cape May record for the species. Photo © Jesse Amesbury. BY TOM REED & JESSE AMESBURY…...

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Bird Walk for all People – June 30, 2022

Leaders: Chris Marks, Lynn Pollard, Dave Pollard, Mary Watkins Temp: 82° F Winds: 0-2 mph Weather Conditions: clear 43 species Species Count Canada Goose 28 Mute Swan 72 Mallard 22 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 American Oystercatcher 3 Killdeer 1 Laughing Gull 18 Herring Gull 6 Great Black-backed Gull…...

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