Birding Cape May Point – August 14, 2021

Leaders:  Kathy Horn, Roger Horn

Temp: 75 °F

Winds:  SW 7 mph

Weather Conditions: partly cloudy

The Park held a nice group of migrants today. Both Solitary and Spotted Sandpipers were feeding along the edges of the Plover Pond as three Blue-winged Teal flew overhead. The number of Trees Swallows is growing as the birds gather to stage here during their molt. A mixed flock of warblers included Prairie, Pine, Magnolia and Yellow Warblers as well as an American Redstart. In the dappled sunlight, with brief glimpses, we thought we had a Blue-winged Warbler as well but photos revealed that bird to be a Prothonotary Warbler, one of our locally breeding warblers.

58 species

Mute Swan94
Blue-winged Teal3
American Black Duck2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)1
Mourning Dove11
Yellow-billed Cuckoo1
Chimney Swift1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird2
Least Sandpiper1
Spotted Sandpiper2
Solitary Sandpiper1
Greater Yellowlegs3
Lesser Yellowlegs11
Laughing Gull15
Herring Gull (American)1
Great Black-backed Gull11
Least Tern41
Forster’s Tern4
Royal Tern2
Black Skimmer2
Double-crested Cormorant22
Green Heron2
Turkey Vulture1
Osprey (carolinensis)5
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)1
Eastern Kingbird7
White-eyed Vireo1
Carolina Chickadee4
Purple Martin39
Tree Swallow604
Barn Swallow (American)2
Carolina Wren (Northern)7
European Starling6
Gray Catbird2
Brown Thrasher1
Northern Mockingbird3
American Robin3
House Finch13
American Goldfinch6
Field Sparrow9
Orchard Oriole5
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)106
Common Grackle2
Prothonotary Warbler1
Common Yellowthroat (trichas Group)2
American Redstart1
Magnolia Warbler1
Yellow Warbler5
Pine Warbler2
Prairie Warbler2
Northern Cardinal6
Blue Grosbeak2
Indigo Bunting3


Prairie Warbler photo by Kathy Horn

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