CMBO Field Trip Reports

Birding Cape May Point – February 13, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 28° F Winds: NE 5-15 mph Weather Conditions: light rain/frozen mix Despite a light but persistent drizzle, interesting birds showed up for the walk this morning. Though it is mid-winter, a Great Egret made a brief appearance at Lily Lake and a Gray Catbird…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – February 7, 2021

Leaders: Ruth Bergstrom, Eileen Mathers Temp: 39° F Winds: NW 12 mph Weather Conditions: steady rain 25 species Species Count Gadwall 6 Mallard 3 Green-winged Teal 20 Hooded Merganser 7 Common Merganser 1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1 Sanderling 4 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Bonaparte’s Gull 3 Ring-billed…...

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Birding Cape May Point – February 6, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn Temp: 42° F Winds: SW 10-15 mph Weather Conditions: Sunny The Point was quite birdy this morning with lots of feeding robins, house finches and cedar waxwings. A seed pile along Lighthouse Avenue is drawing lots of sparrows, among which was a Tree Sparrow and a Fox…...

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Birding Cape May Point – January 30, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 17° F Winds: NW 5-8 mph Weather Conditions: Sunny With subfreezing temperatures overnight, the lakes and ponds are mostly ice-covered, so ducks and swans are all huddled together in small areas of still-open water. Sixteen Great Egrets lined a sunny edge at Lily Lake…...

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Brigantine and Mott’s Creek Special Field Trip – January 24, 2021

Leaders: Janet Crawford, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Kyle Chelius Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:   Edwin B. Forsythe WMA (formerly Brig) – 1:34 PM 27 species Species Count Snow Goose 600 Canada Goose 90 Mute Swan 6 Wood Duck 2 Northern Shoveler 8 Gadwall 16 Mallard 22 American Black Duck 200…...

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Birding Cape May Point – January 16, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn and Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 43° F Winds: W 5-15 mph Weather Conditions: mostly cloudy The variety of ducks at the State Park is always good in the winter and we got great, close looks at them on the numerous ponds. Less common in winter is seeing so…...

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Birding the Meadows – January 11, 2021

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Dave Pollard, Adehl Schwaderer, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Very nice but quiet morning. Good looks at Cooper’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk and Red-shouldered Hawk. Lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers!   28 species Species Count Canada Goose 80 Mute Swan 4 Northern Shoveler 6 Gadwall 4 Mallard 55…...

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Coastal Birding at Stone Harbor Point – January 9, 2021

Leaders: Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 42° F Winds: 9-14 mph NW Weather Conditions:   Stone Harbor Point – 12:44pm 21 species Species Count Common Eider 1 Surf Scoter 45 Black Scoter 60 Long-tailed Duck 6 Semipalmated Plover 3 Ruddy Turnstone 1 Sanderling 45 Dunlin 125 Purple Sandpiper…...

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Birding Cape May Point – January 9, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, Kyle Chelius Temp: 32° F Winds: 15-20 mph NNW Weather Conditions: Sunny Ponds and feeders held the birds on this windy, cold day. There are a good variety of ducks on Lily Lake and the State Park ponds. CMBO’s feeders were full at the Northwood…...

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