Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – August 14, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Shaun Bamford

Temp: 64°F

Winds: S 4 mph

Weather Conditions: cloudy

There’s a steady trickle of migrant songbirds coming through Cape May these days and CHC WMA is a great place for them to spend some time on their southward journey. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-winged Warbler, American Redstart and Eastern King bird were among the migrants we saw this morning, along with both Spotted and Solitary Sandpiper, Green Herons, and a Belted Kingfisher back by the big pond.

40 species

Species Count
Mallard 8
Mourning Dove 12
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Laughing Gull 6
Great Black-backed Gull 4
Great Blue Heron (Great Blue) 1
Green Heron 2
Osprey (carolinensis) 7
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 12
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 5
Purple Martin 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Carolina Wren 12
Gray Catbird 7
Northern Mockingbird 3
American Robin 7
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 4
Chipping Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 9
Common Grackle 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1
American Redstart 2
Northern Cardinal 10
Blue Grosbeak 1