CMBO Field Trip Reports

Birding Cape May Point – March 23, 2024

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 54°F Winds: NE 12mph Weather Conditions: rain Needless to say, it was a wet morning for a bird walk. But the recently returned Osprey didn’t care, with three hovering over Bunker Pond until they’d caught their fish breakfasts. Later, when we got…...

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Birding the Meadows – March 18, 2024

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Barry Hershfeld, John McElroy, Holly Lemieux Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 32 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 2 Blue-winged Teal 6 Gadwall 12 Mallard 4 Northern Pintail 1 Green-winged Teal 10 Black Scoter 8 Bufflehead 1 American Oystercatcher 3   Killdeer 3 Lesser…...

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Sunday Morning at Turkey Point – March 17, 2024

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 56°F Winds: SW 7-12 mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy  Glades Wildlife Refuge: Turkey Point – 8:00am 21 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mallard 2 American Black Duck 12 Green-winged Teal 12 Clapper Rail 4 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Herring Gull…...

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Birding Cape May Point – March 16, 2024

Leaders: Alan Crawford, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld, Carrie Bell Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 46 species Species Count Canada Goose 8 Mute Swan 14 Blue-winged Teal 2 Northern Shoveler 6 Gadwall 2 American Wigeon 1 Mallard 22 Black Scoter 16 scoter sp. 10 Bufflehead 6 Ruddy Duck 4 Mourning Dove 2…...

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Birding Cape May Point – March 9, 2024

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 42°F Winds: NE 15mph Weather Conditions: cloudy Most of the action during this morning’s walk at the State Park was over the water. Northern Gannets were streaming by the hundreds, a Horned Grebe, Red-breasted Merganser and Long-tailed Ducks were feeding in the…...

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Nightfall at Jake’s Landing – March 3, 2024

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Mary Watkins, BJ Pinnock, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 60°F Winds: WSW 3mph Weather Conditions: Beautiful weather! Amazing careful count of 8 northern harriers! 2 great horned owls calling, woodcock very active. 19 species Species Count Canada Goose 300 Mallard 4 American Black Duck 6 Green-winged Teal 26 Bufflehead…...

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Nightfall at Jake’s Landing – February 25, 2024

Leaders: Mary Watkins, BJ Pinnock, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 37°F Winds: SSW 5mph Weather Conditions: clear 20 species Species Count Canada Goose 24 Gadwall 2 American Black Duck 20 Green-winged Teal 30 Bufflehead 3 Hooded Merganser 4 Clapper Rail 4 Black-bellied Plover 5 American Woodcock 3 Dunlin 200 Ring-billed Gull 6…...

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Sunday Morning at Turkey Point – February 18, 2024

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 28°F Winds: SW 8-10 mph Weather Conditions: clear  Glades Wildlife Refuge: Turkey Point – 8:32am 15 species Species Count American Black Duck 14 Ring-billed Gull 6 Herring Gull 27 Great Blue Heron (Great Blue) 2 Northern Harrier 4 Bald Eagle 8 Downy…...

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Birding Cape May Point – February 10, 2024

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 44°F Winds: SE 8mph Weather Conditions: cloudy Diving Northern Gannets, Common and Red-throated Loons, and Surf and Black Scoters were fairly close to shore this morning.  Preening on the beach was a flock of gulls which included not only Great black-backed, Ring-billed…...

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New Jersey Audubon Eco-Travel: Minnesota in Winter-January 25-30, 2024 with Scott Barnes and Tom Reed

By Scott Barnes, Senior Naturalist Traveling north to the cold snowy shores of Lake Superior around Duluth, Minnesota may not be on everyone’s short list of winter getaways, but it should be—if you like owls, woodpeckers, winter finches, and charismatic furry critters.  We were fortunate to have a great group…...

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