Birding Cape May Point – January 2, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Bernie Hodgdon


Winds: 10-15 NE

Weather Conditions: Cloudy, on and off drizzle

Though it was great to see a variety of ducks, including the American Coot below, and to listen to the frequently calling Red – shouldered Hawk, it was really the flock of about 25 Red Crossbills, flying and calling overhead and finally landing in some close pines to feed, that was the highlight of today’s winter walk.

51 species

Snow Goose130
Canada Goose50
Mute Swan35
Tundra Swan4
Northern Shoveler12
American Wigeon60
American Black Duck2
Northern Pintail12
Green-winged Teal11
Ring-necked Duck15
Hooded Merganser11
Ruddy Duck7
Pied-billed Grebe1
Mourning Dove8
American Coot24
Ring-billed Gull4
Herring Gull10
Great Black-backed Gull9
Double-crested Cormorant2
Great Blue Heron4
Great Egret5
Northern Harrier1
Red-shouldered Hawk1
Northern Flicker3
Blue Jay7
American Crow3
Carolina Chickadee3
Tufted Titmouse1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet1
Red-breasted Nuthatch3
Carolina Wren8
European Starling40
Northern Mockingbird3
Hermit Thrush1
American Robin33
House Sparrow3
House Finch4
Red Crossbill25
American Goldfinch3
Field Sparrow3
Fox Sparrow2
White-throated Sparrow6
Savannah Sparrow1
Song Sparrow3
Eastern Towhee1
Red-winged Blackbird10
Yellow-rumped Warbler15
Northern Cardinal5


American Coot – photo by Kathy Horn

New Jersey Audubon