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Birding Cape May Point – July 17, 2021

Leaders:  Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon

Temp: 80 °F

Winds:  SW 5 mph

Weather Conditions: sunny and humid

52 species

SpeciesCount
Canada Goose8
Mute Swan35
Mallard42
Black Scoter1
Mourning Dove8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird2
American Oystercatcher2
Killdeer1
Short-billed Dowitcher10
Spotted Sandpiper1
Greater Yellowlegs6
Lesser Yellowlegs2
Laughing Gull20
Herring Gull (American)7
Great Black-backed Gull25
Least Tern60
Common Tern5
Forster’s Tern15
Double-crested Cormorant1
Brown Pelican (Atlantic)1
Great Egret1
Green Heron1
Glossy Ibis6
Turkey Vulture1
Osprey (carolinensis)3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)2
Great Crested Flycatcher5
Eastern Kingbird1
Fish Crow2
Carolina Chickadee1
Purple Martin65
Tree Swallow3
Barn Swallow (American)1
House Wren (Northern)1
Carolina Wren (Northern)6
European Starling3
Gray Catbird2
Northern Mockingbird4
American Robin9
Cedar Waxwing2
House Sparrow6
American Goldfinch8
Field Sparrow4
Song Sparrow2
Yellow-breasted Chat1
Orchard Oriole2
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)31
Brown-headed Cowbird20
Common Grackle4
Common Yellowthroat (trichas Group)6
Northern Cardinal6
Indigo Bunting6

 

Great-crested Flycatcher, view from below. Note rictal bristles around bill. Photo by Kathy Horn

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