Birding Cape May Point – August 13, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon

Temp: 70°F

Winds: N 8 mph

Weather Conditions: Sunny

Dragonflies, butterflies, and birds were all out this morning, seemingly, like us, enjoying the clear air and lower humidity. Blue Grosbeak, Green Heron and Glossy Ibis were all close along the edge of the trail behind the dunes. Egret numbers are building on Bunker Pond and Purple Martin numbers have dwindled. A couple of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers were flitting through the trees, feeding, and a small flock of Broad-winged Hawks soared overhead.

59 species

Species Count
Canada Goose 16
Mute Swan 82
Gadwall 2
Mallard 150
American Black Duck 2
Wild Turkey 6
Wild Turkey - Roger Horn

Wild Turkey photo by Roger Horn

Wild Turkey - Kathleen Horn

Wild Turkey photo by Kathy Horn

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
Mourning Dove 9
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
American Oystercatcher 1
Killdeer 6
Sanderling 20
Least Sandpiper 20
Least Sandpiper - Roger Horn

Least Sandpiper photo by Roger Horn

Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 3
Greater Yellowlegs 13
Laughing Gull 70
Herring Gull 31
Great Black-backed Gull 25
Least Tern 22
Common Tern 20
Forster’s Tern 16
Royal Tern 2
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Great Blue Heron (Great Blue) 2
Great Egret 14
Snowy Egret 8
Green Heron 2
Green Heron - Roger Horn

Green Heron photo by Roger Horn

Green Heron - Kathleen Horn

Green Heron photo by Kathy Horn

Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Glossy Ibis 12
Glossy Ibis - Roger Horn

Glossy Ibis photo by Roger Horn

Turkey Vulture 7
Osprey 14
Broad-winged Hawk 5
Broad-winged Hawk - Roger Horn

Broad-winged Hawk photo by Roger Horn

Broad-winged Hawk - Roger Horn

Broad-winged Hawk photo by Roger Horn

Broad-winged Hawk - Roger Horn

Broad-winged Hawk photo by Roger Horn

Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Eastern Kingbird - Roger Horn

Eastern Kingbird photo by Roger Horn

American Crow 1
Fish Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 10
Purple Martin 11
Tree Swallow 9
Barn Swallow (American) 6
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Roger Horn

Red-breasted Nuthatch photo by Roger Horn

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Roger Horn

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher photo by Roger Horn

Carolina Wren 8
Gray Catbird 3
Gray Catbird - Roger Horn

Gray Catbird photo by Roger Horn

Northern Mockingbird 3
Cedar Waxwing 1
House Sparrow 2
American Goldfinch 6
Field Sparrow 6
Red-winged Blackbird 256
Brown-headed Cowbird 30
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 3