CMBO Field Trip Reports

Brigantine and Mott’s Creek – January 29, 2023

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Bert Hixon, Barry Hershfeld Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Edwin B. Forsythe NWR: Wildlife Drive – 1:43pm Overcast, windy with short, light shower.  Good looks at multiple duck species. Distant look at Tundra Swans 33 species Species Count Snow Goose 2500 Canada Goose 18 Mute Swan…...

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Birding Cape May Point – January 28, 2023

Leaders: Kyle Chelius, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 29 species Canada Goose  9 Mute Swan  5 Tundra Swan  2 Northern Shoveler  10 Gadwall  6 American Wigeon  2 Mallard  20 American Black Duck  4 Green-winged Teal  2 Bufflehead  10 Hooded Merganser  6 Ruddy Duck  2 American Coot  4 Herring Gull …...

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Birding cape May Point – January 21, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 40°F Winds: NW 14 mph Weather Conditions: partly sunny Northern Gannets were plunge-diving in the rips off the State Park beach this morning, displaying one of the many unique aspects of their life and physiology. In addition to a large flock of Great Black-backed…...

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Coastal Birding at Stone Harbor Point – January 14, 2023

Leaders: Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Adehl Schwaderer Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Over the weekend, the attendees of our Coastal Birding at Stone Harbor Point braved the cold and were rewarded with 33 total species for the day! The group was treated to close up views of Red-throated and…...

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Birding Cape May Point – January 14, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn Temp: 35°F Winds: NW 25 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy Rather than deter the birds, today’s blustery cold seemed to concentrate them in feeding flocks along the paths at the State Park. In addition to relatively small numbers of lingering Yellow-rumped Warblers, we had good views…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – January 8, 2023

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Ruth Bergstrom, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 38°F Winds: ENE 2 mph Weather Conditions: 28 species Species Count Canada Goose 3 Surf Scoter 7 Black Scoter 12 Sanderling 7 Ring-billed Gull 3 Herring Gull 10 Great Black-backed Gull 3 Red-throated Loon 3 Common Loon 1 Northern Gannet…...

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Birding Cape May Point – January 7, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 41°F Winds: NW 16 mph Weather Conditions: sunny 46 species Species Count Canada Goose 294 Mute Swan 5 Tundra Swan 2 Northern Shoveler 42 Gadwall 33 American Wigeon 20 Mallard 62 American Black Duck 26 Green-winged Teal (American) 5 Surf Scoter 6…...

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Kick Off Your Year List 2023

Leaders: Tom Reed, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Alan Crawford The 2023 Kick Off Your Year List trip was filled with good weather and great birds! Ample sunshine and temperatures in the mid-50s made for a beautiful winter day, and there were plenty of birds at each stop. Our morning was…...

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Birding Cape May Point – December 17, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 42°F Winds: W 13 mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy A wonderful variety of ducks, including a couple of Blue-winged Teal, were looking quite spiffy in the morning light in the ponds behind the dunes. Eastern Bluebirds adorned the parking lot,…...

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Harlequin Romance – December 10, 2022

Leaders: Adehl Schwaderer, Mary Watkins, Jackie Parker, Emily Miller Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Barnegat Lighthouse State Park – 10:08am 30 species Species Count Canada Goose 47 Mallard 30 American Black Duck 2 Common Eider 6 Harlequin Duck 9 Surf Scoter 28 White-winged Scoter 2 Black Scoter 52 Long-tailed Duck 13…...

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