Birding Cape May Point – January 9, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, Kyle Chelius

Temp: 32° F

Winds: 15-20 mph NNW

Weather Conditions: Sunny

Ponds and feeders held the birds on this windy, cold day. There are a good variety of ducks on Lily Lake and the State Park ponds. CMBO’s feeders were full at the Northwood Center and a small flock of Purple Finches, along with Red and White-breasted Nuthatches, were taking advantage of it, providing us with good views.


55 species

Canada Goose35
Mute Swan24
Tundra Swan5
Northern Shoveler12
American Wigeon9
American Black Duck9
Northern Pintail12
Green-winged Teal5
Ring-necked Duck18
Lesser Scaup2
Surf Scoter2
Black Scoter2
Hooded Merganser14
Ruddy Duck10
Pied-billed Grebe1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)8
Mourning Dove5
American Coot30
Purple Sandpiper1
Ring-billed Gull2
Herring Gull6
Great Black-backed Gull20
Red-throated Loon1
Common Loon1
Great Blue Heron2
Great Egret4
Black Vulture2
Turkey Vulture3
Red-tailed Hawk1
Red-bellied Woodpecker1
Downy Woodpecker1
Northern Flicker2
Blue Jay2
Carolina Chickadee7
Tufted Titmouse4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet1
Red-breasted Nuthatch3
White-breasted Nuthatch1
Carolina Wren8
European Starling42
Northern Mockingbird3
American Robin50
House Sparrow3
House Finch8
Purple Finch7
American Goldfinch4
White-throated Sparrow10
Song Sparrow5
Red-winged Blackbird6
Brown-headed Cowbird25
Yellow-rumped Warbler5
Northern Cardinal8
New Jersey Audubon