CMBO Field Trip Reports

Birds Before Beach – August 1, 2023

Leaders: Brian Moscatello, Shaun Bamford, Bernie Hodgdon, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 73°F Winds: N 9mph Weather Conditions: sunny 32 species Species Count Mute Swan 8 Mallard 50 Mourning Dove 3 American Oystercatcher 5 Killdeer 1 Ruddy Turnstone 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper 30 Laughing Gull 40 Herring Gull 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1…...

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Birding the Meadows – July 31, 2023

Leaders: Dave and Lynn Pollard, Mary Watkins Temp: 74°F Winds:  slight breeze Weather Conditions: sunny 49 species Species Count Canada Goose 14 Mallard 15 Mourning Dove 15 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 American Oystercatcher 5 Semipalmated Plover 1 Killdeer 2 Sanderling 25 Least Sandpiper 5 Pectoral Sandpiper 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper 10 Short-billed…...

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Birding Cape May Point – July 29, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 76°F Winds:  WSW 12 mph Weather Conditions: sunny Hundreds of Purple Martins were swooping and calling over the parking lot at the State Park this morning. Soon they’ll be heading off to more southerly staging areas as they begin their trip to…...

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A Meadows Morning – July 28, 2023

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 84°F Winds:  S 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: sun/haze 45 species Species Count Canada Goose 25 Mallard 20 Mourning Dove 21 Chimney Swift 5 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3 American Oystercatcher 3 Killdeer 5 Least Sandpiper 8 Short-billed Dowitcher 5 Spotted Sandpiper 2 Greater Yellowlegs 2 Lesser…...

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Pollinators of South Jersey – July 27, 2023

Leaders: Adehl Schwaderer, Jackie Parker, Keith Parker Temp: 85°F Winds: Weather Conditions: sunny humid Pollinators & other insects spotted: Species Count Halloween Pennant Needham’s Skimmer Carolina Saddlebags Black Saddlebags Familiar Damselfly Broad-winged Skipper Sachem Orange Sulphur Monarch Butterfly Spot-winged Glider Horace’s Duskywing Cabbage White Tiger Swallowtail   38 bird species:…...

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Bird Walk for all People – July 27, 2023

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 83°F Winds: Weather Conditions: sunny humid 38 species Species Count Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 1 Canada Goose 29 Mute Swan 35 Mallard 45 Mourning Dove 10 Chimney Swift 1 American Oystercatcher 3 Sanderling 50 Short-billed Dowitcher 6 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Laughing Gull 30 Herring…...

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Birding the Meadows – July 24, 2023

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Jackie Parker, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 72°F Winds:  N 5 mph Weather Conditions: mostly cloudy 48 species Species Count Canada Goose 26 Mallard 30 Mourning Dove 18 Chimney Swift 1 American Oystercatcher 12 Killdeer 6 Sanderling 46 Least Sandpiper 6 Semipalmated Sandpiper 2 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Willet 1…...

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Birding Cape May Point – July 22, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 72°F Winds:  N 5 mph Weather Conditions: mostly cloudy Shorebirds are winging south again, having finished their quick northern breeding season; we had six species, including a fly-over Whimbrel. A Wood Duck tried unsuccessfully to hide in the reeds along Lighthouse Pond…...

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Bird Walk for all People – July 20, 2023

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Mary Watkins Temp: 83°F Winds: Weather Conditions: hazy Lots of fun birds and good scope views of more than one indigo bunting! 46 species Species Count Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 1 Canada Goose 20 Mute Swan 35 Mallard 30 Mourning Dove 7 Chimney Swift 3 American Oystercatcher…...

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Birds Before Beach – July 18, 2023

Leaders: Brian Moscatello, Shaun Bamford, Bernie Hodgdon, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 77°F Winds:  S 8 mph Weather Conditions: mostly cloudy w/fog 30 species Species Count Canada Goose 24 Mute Swan 8 Mallard 25 Mourning Dove 2 American Oystercatcher 5 Killdeer 2 Least Sandpiper 3 Willet 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 9 Laughing Gull…...

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