CMBO Field Trip Reports

Birding Cape May Point – December 2, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 54°F Winds: SSW 8mph Weather Conditions: foggy Despite the low-hanging fog, there were a good variety of birds visible on this morning’s walk. The thirteen species of ducks seen included the Eurasian Wigeon that seems to have settled onto East…...

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Brigantine and Mott’s Creek – November 25, 2023

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Chris Marks, Ruth Bergstrom, Chris and Gerry Dewaghe Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Edwin B. Forsythe NWR–Wildlife Drive – 1:15pm 46 species Species Count Snow Goose 1 Brant 300   Canada Goose 26 Mute Swan 4 Tundra Swan 4 Northern Shoveler 8 Gadwall 14 Mallard 17 American Black…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – November 12, 2023

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 47°F Winds: N 10mph Weather Conditions: sunny 29 species Species Count Surf Scoter 50 Black Scoter 90 Mourning Dove 3 Sanderling 18 Bonaparte’s Gull 1   Herring Gull 3 Great Black-backed Gull 10 Forster’s Tern 3 Red-throated Loon 2 Northern…...

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November Novelties – November 11, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bert Hixon, Mary Watkins Temp: 48°F Winds: NW 6 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy Cape May Point – 7:00am 59 species Species Count Brant (Atlantic) 3 Mute Swan 28 Tundra Swan 1 Wood Duck 1 Northern Shoveler 7 Gadwall 40   Eurasian Wigeon 1 American Wigeon…...

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Birding the Meadows – November 6, 2023

Leaders: Karen Thompson, Mary Jane Roache, Chris Marks, Barry Hershfeld Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 36 species Species Count Brant 20 Canada Goose 85 Mute Swan 2 Tundra Swan 2 Wood Duck 12 Northern Shoveler 2 Mallard 8 Green-winged Teal 5 Mourning Dove 3 Sanderling 28 Dunlin 30 Ring-billed Gull 1…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – November 5, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, Alan Crawford, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 42°F Winds: NW 3mph Weather Conditions: sunny Eastern Towhees have come in at CHC! Both male and female birds were sitting up in the morning sun and calling frequently. Sparrows were less cooperative but also there in good…...

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Hawks, Trails, and Beach – November 4, 2023

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Mary Jane Roache, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 44 species Species Count Canada Goose 10 Mute Swan 28 Tundra Swan 5 Wood Duck 1 Northern Shoveler 14 Gadwall 64 Eurasian Wigeon 1 American Wigeon 22 Mallard 70 Northern Pintail 40 Green-winged Teal 18 Ring-necked Duck 18…...

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – November 4, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 48°F Winds: W 5mph Weather Conditions: sunny It was a beautiful, birdy morning at the Rea Farm. Swamp Sparrows in particular were very cooperative, providing us with good scope views. Eastern Phoebes and Yellow-rumped Warblers were fly- catching in multiple spots and a…...

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Birding the Meadows – October 30, 2023

Leaders: Karen Thompson, MJ Roache, Bill Roache, Barry Hershfeld Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 49 species Species Count Canada Goose 75 Mute Swan 2 Northern Shoveler 1 Gadwall 1 Mallard 12 American Black Duck 1 Green-winged Teal 15 White-winged Scoter 6 Surf/Black Scoter 150 Virginia Rail 1 Common Gallinule 1  …...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – October 29, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 39 species Species Count Canada Goose 9 Mallard 1 Mourning Dove 8 Herring Gull (American) 1 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Turkey Vulture 2 Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 Cooper’s Hawk 3 Accipiter sp. 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Northern Flicker…...

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