CMBO Field Trip Reports

Twilight Walk at the Meadows – October 4, 2023

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Jackie Parker, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 32 species Species Count Canada Goose 48 Mute Swan 4 Northern Shoveler 2 Gadwall 1 American Wigeon 3 Mallard 12 Green-winged Teal 25 Green-winged Teal (American) 2 Mourning Dove 14 Virginia Rail 1 Killdeer 2 Semipalmated Sandpiper…...

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Migration at the Point – October 4, 2023

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Carrie Bell Temp: 65°F Winds: N 1mph Weather Conditions: clear 44 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 14 Eurasian Wigeon 1 American Wigeon 2 Mallard 5 Green-winged Teal 9 Surf Scoter 12 Mourning Dove 17 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Sanderling 10 Ring-billed…...

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Sunset Birding at Stone Harbor Point – October 3, 2023

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Dave & Lynn Pollard, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 75°F Winds: S 3-5 mph Weather Conditions: clear Stone Harbor Point – 4:41pm 19 species Species Count American Oystercatcher 2 Semipalmated Plover 3 Ruddy Turnstone 3 Sanderling 30 Laughing Gull 10 Ring-billed Gull 1 Herring Gull 24 Lesser…...

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Birding Northwood and Beyond – October 3, 2023

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 70°F Winds: N 1mph Weather Conditions: sunny 37 species Species Count Canada Goose 3 Mute Swan 10 Wood Duck 1 Mallard 7 Mourning Dove 8 Herring Gull 1 Double-crested Cormorant 3 Black Vulture 1 Turkey Vulture 3 Osprey 2 Sharp-shinned Hawk 8…...

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Birding the Meadows – October 2, 2023

Leaders: Bill Boyle, MJ Roache, Bill Roache, Jackie Parker, John McElroy, Barry Hershfeld Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 51 species Species Count Canada Goose 30 Mute Swan 6 Blue-winged Teal 1 Northern Shoveler 1 Gadwall 6 Mallard 14 Green-winged Teal 10 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1 Mourning Dove 6 Killdeer 4…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – October 1, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie, Alan Crawford, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 58°F Winds: NW 12mph Weather Conditions: sunny Cornell’s Birdcast reported 1.4 million birds crossed over Cape May in migration last night and though we didn’t have a huge volume of birds on our walk this morning, we did have nice…...

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Hawks, Trails, and Beach – September 30, 2023

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Jackie and Keith Parker, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 67°F Winds: NNE 8mph Weather Conditions: cloudy 35 species Species Count Canada Goose 30 Mute Swan 4 Gadwall 2 Mallard 6 Mourning Dove 1 Laughing Gull 4 Ring-billed Gull 1 Herring Gull 10 Great Black-backed Gull 4 Royal Tern 2…...

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – September 30, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 63°F Winds: N 10mph Weather Conditions: cloudy It was a fun day out in the field today with a great selection of raptors, including American Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, Osprey, and Sharp-shinned and Cooper’s Hawks. Palm Warblers and Northern Flickers are…...

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A Meadows Afternoon – September 29, 2023

Leaders: Jackie Parker, Keith Parker, Chris Dewaghe, Gerry Dewaghe Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 36 species Species Count Canada Goose 40 Mute Swan 2 Gadwall 4 Mallard 60 Green-winged Teal 10 Mourning Dove 1 Greater Yellowlegs 2 Lesser Yellowlegs 1 Laughing Gull 4 Ring-billed Gull 1 Herring Gull 5 Lesser Black-backed…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – September 29, 2023

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Sally Lorbach, Barry Hershfeld, John McElroy Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 29 species Species Count Mourning Dove 5 Great Black-backed Gull 2 Double-crested Cormorant 2 Black Vulture 2 Turkey Vulture 5 Osprey 2 Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Bald Eagle 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Downy Woodpecker 2…...

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