Birding Cape May Point – September 9, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon

Temp: 77°F

Winds: S 5mph

Weather Conditions: cloudy

White-eyed Vireos are on the move now and we heard several of them calling, with just brief glimpses of one individual. The locally breeding vireos had mostly quieted down after their breeding season and today’s birds were likely migrants. Green-winged Teal have returned to Lighthouse Pond; these are one of several duck species that don’t breed here but will spend the winter with us.

39 species

Species Count
Canada Goose 60
Mute Swan 36
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 51
Green-winged Teal (American) 5
Mourning Dove 27
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 6
Laughing Gull 23
Ring-billed Gull 1
Herring Gull (American) 10
Great Black-backed Gull 22
Caspian Tern 1
Royal Tern 13
Great Blue Heron (Great Blue) 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey (carolinensis) 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper’s Hawk 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
White-eyed Vireo 5
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow (American) 12
Carolina Wren (Northern) 8
European Starling 1
Gray Catbird 5
Northern Mockingbird 3
American Goldfinch 1
Bobolink 80
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 8
Northern Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat (trichas Group) 6
Yellow Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Blue Grosbeak 1