CMBO Field Trip Reports

Migration at the Point – May 25, 2022

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Emily Miller Temp: 60° F Winds: E 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: mostly sunny 48 species Species Count Mute Swan 3 Mallard 2 Surf Scoter 2 Black Scoter 2 Mourning Dove 10 Chimney Swift 18 Red Knot 2 Laughing Gull 35 Herring Gull 4…...

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Birding the Meadows – May 23, 2022

Leaders (7:30am) group 1: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Leaders (7:45am) group 2: Bill Roach, Mary Jane Roach, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 63° F Winds:  5-8 mph Weather Conditions: sun and clouds A nice mix of shorebirds was seen including White-rumped, Stilt, Spotted and Semi-palmated Sandpipers, Dunlin, Short-billed Dowitchers and Lesser Yellowlegs. …...

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Cape May Spring Festival – Sunday, May 22, 2022

Leaders Choice Trolley Trip: 6:30am-9:30am Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn Dennis Creek WMA/Coswell Rd – 7:03am 30 species Species Count Mourning Dove 3 Clapper Rail 6 Black-bellied Plover 1 Semipalmated Plover 8 Ruddy Turnstone 40 Sanderling 1 Dunlin 12 Semipalmated Sandpiper 60 Willet 1 Laughing Gull 120 Herring Gull 13…...

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Cape May Spring Festival – Saturday, May 21, 2022

Songbird Extravaganza in Belleplain State Forest: 5:30am-9:00am Leaders Group 1: Chris Marks, Beth Freiday 49 species Species Count Canada Goose 14 Mourning Dove 6 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2 Eastern Whip-poor-will 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Killdeer 1 Laughing Gull 16 Great Blue Heron (Great Blue) 1 Turkey Vulture 3 Broad-winged Hawk 2…...

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Cape May Spring Festival – Friday, May 20, 2022

Songbird Extravaganza in Belleplain State Forest: 5:30am-9:00am Leaders Group 1: Chris Marks, Paul Shaw 44 species Species Count Canada Goose 6 Mourning Dove 6 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2 Eastern Whip-poor-will 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Laughing Gull 5 Great Blue Heron 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Eastern…...

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Shorebirds at Heislerville – May 19, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks Temp: 75° F Winds:  SW 10-12 mph Weather Conditions: clear Heislerville WMA: main pool – 1:29pm 30 species Species Count Canada Goose 12 Bufflehead 1 Mourning Dove 5 Black-bellied Plover 6 Semipalmated Plover 24 Dunlin 8 Least Sandpiper 12 Semipalmated Sandpiper 250 Short-billed Dowitcher 35…...

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Birds of Nummy Island – May 18, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Cindy Bamford Temp: 67° F Winds:  W 8-10 mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy Nummy Island – 4:41pm 22 species Species Count Mourning Dove 4 Clapper Rail 8 American Oystercatcher 26 Black-bellied Plover 8 Semipalmated Plover 4 Whimbrel 6 Semipalmated Sandpiper 2 Short-billed Dowitcher 5 Willet…...

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Exploring Cumberland – May 18, 2022

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Guy Moody, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds:  3-5mph Weather Conditions: sunny Excellent views of Scarlet Tanager.  Good shorebird variety.  FIVE COMMON RAVENS!  Two adult with 3 begging young. Maurice River Bridge – 7:30am 5 species Species Count Laughing Gull 10 Double-crested Cormorant 7 Osprey 2 Barn Swallow 6…...

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Migration at the Point – May 18, 2022

Leaders: Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 67° F Winds: NW 10 mph Weather Conditions: clear 40 species Species Count Mute Swan 4 Surf Scoter 3 Black Scoter 10 Mourning Dove 8 Chimney Swift 12 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Spotted Sandpiper 2 Laughing Gull 22 Great Black-backed Gull 3 Least…...

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E-Z Birding at Northwood – May 17, 2022

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 63° F Winds:  3-5 mph Weather Conditions: sunny 38 species Species Count Mute Swan 3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1 Mourning Dove 6 Chimney Swift 9 Killdeer 1 Laughing Gull 8 Herring Gull 3 Least Tern 1 Forster’s Tern 2 Double-crested Cormorant 2 Osprey…...

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