CMBO Field Trip Reports

Birding Cape May Point – December 16, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 39°F Winds: N 3mph Weather Conditions: cloudy, some rain sprinkles The Point was very birdy this morning with flocks of Eastern Bluebirds, Cedar Waxwings, American Goldfinch, American Robins and Yellow-rumped Warblers constantly calling and landing in treetops. The rips were fairly close…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – December 10, 2023

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld, Ruth Bergstrom. Temp: 54°F Winds: S 12mph Weather Conditions: cloudy, some rain sprinkles 33 species Species Count Canada Goose 20 Mute Swan 7 Gadwall 4 Mallard 2 American Black Duck 3 Surf Scoter 7 Black Scoter 25 Bufflehead 1 Mourning Dove 2 Ring-billed…...

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Harlequin Romance – December 9, 2023

Leaders: Adehl Schwaderer, Mary Watkins, Jackie Parker, Sally Lorbach Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Barnegat Lighthouse State Park – 10:04am 30 species Species Count Brant 350 Canada Goose 45 Mallard 28 American Black Duck 8 Common Eider 14 Harlequin Duck 12 Black Scoter 4 Long-tailed Duck 5 Bufflehead 12 Red-breasted Merganser…...

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Birding Cape May Point – December 9, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 46°F Winds: SW 5-10mph Weather Conditions: mostly sunny The Point was full of little surprises this morning.  The Ash-throated Flycatcher found hanging around Coral Avenue several days ago is still there, feeding actively and giving good views from the street. We found…...

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Birding Cape May Point – December 2, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 54°F Winds: SSW 8mph Weather Conditions: foggy Despite the low-hanging fog, there were a good variety of birds visible on this morning’s walk. The thirteen species of ducks seen included the Eurasian Wigeon that seems to have settled onto East…...

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Brigantine and Mott’s Creek – November 25, 2023

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Chris Marks, Ruth Bergstrom, Chris and Gerry Dewaghe Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Edwin B. Forsythe NWR–Wildlife Drive – 1:15pm 46 species Species Count Snow Goose 1 Brant 300   Canada Goose 26 Mute Swan 4 Tundra Swan 4 Northern Shoveler 8 Gadwall 14 Mallard 17 American Black…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – November 12, 2023

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 47°F Winds: N 10mph Weather Conditions: sunny 29 species Species Count Surf Scoter 50 Black Scoter 90 Mourning Dove 3 Sanderling 18 Bonaparte’s Gull 1   Herring Gull 3 Great Black-backed Gull 10 Forster’s Tern 3 Red-throated Loon 2 Northern…...

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November Novelties – November 11, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bert Hixon, Mary Watkins Temp: 48°F Winds: NW 6 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy Cape May Point – 7:00am 59 species Species Count Brant (Atlantic) 3 Mute Swan 28 Tundra Swan 1 Wood Duck 1 Northern Shoveler 7 Gadwall 40   Eurasian Wigeon 1 American Wigeon…...

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Birding the Meadows – November 6, 2023

Leaders: Karen Thompson, Mary Jane Roache, Chris Marks, Barry Hershfeld Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 36 species Species Count Brant 20 Canada Goose 85 Mute Swan 2 Tundra Swan 2 Wood Duck 12 Northern Shoveler 2 Mallard 8 Green-winged Teal 5 Mourning Dove 3 Sanderling 28 Dunlin 30 Ring-billed Gull 1…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – November 5, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, Alan Crawford, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 42°F Winds: NW 3mph Weather Conditions: sunny Eastern Towhees have come in at CHC! Both male and female birds were sitting up in the morning sun and calling frequently. Sparrows were less cooperative but also there in good…...

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