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Birding Cape May Point – March 13, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Kyle Chelius

Temp:

Winds: NNW 5-15 mph

Weather Conditions: Sunny

Birds are definitely on the move as migration starts to intensify. Hundreds of Northern Gannets were diving in the rips off Cape May Point, many of the ducks have already left for their breeding grounds and Pine Warblers are busily feeding in the pines. Field Sparrows are perched up and singing and we even had dolphins frolicking right offshore.

 

48 species

SpeciesCount
Canada Goose13
Mute Swan7
Tundra Swan1
Wood Duck1
Blue-winged Teal4
Northern Shoveler16
Gadwall22
American Wigeon4
Mallard19
Northern Pintail2
Green-winged Teal (American)18
Ring-necked Duck4
Black Scoter4
Bufflehead15
Pied-billed Grebe1
Mourning Dove2
American Coot (Red-shielded)2
American Oystercatcher2
Killdeer3
Ring-billed Gull1
Herring Gull (American)3
Red-throated Loon5
Northern Gannet400
Double-crested Cormorant6
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)1
Great Egret3
Black Vulture3
Turkey Vulture7
Red-shouldered Hawk1
Red-tailed Hawk1
American Crow3
Carolina Chickadee4
Tree Swallow2
Red-breasted Nuthatch1
Carolina Wren (Northern)5
European Starling3
Northern Mockingbird2
Hermit Thrush1
American Robin25
Field Sparrow6
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)2
White-throated Sparrow5
Song Sparrow4
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)14
Common Grackle (Purple)4
Pine Warbler2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)12
Northern Cardinal6

 

Blue-winged Teal photo by Kathy Horn

Tundra Swan photo by Kathy Horn

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