CMBO Field Trip Reports

Cape May Fall Festival – October 16, 2022

Gulping and Gawking at Gulls: 7:30am-9:30am Leaders: Wildside Nature Tours Cape Island: 2nd Ave Jetty 25 species Species Count White-winged Scoter 1 Black Scoter 18 Surf/Black Scoter 30 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 12 Ruddy Turnstone 1 Sanderling 35 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Laughing Gull 6 Herring Gull 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull…...

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Cape May Fall Festival – October 15, 2022

Leader’s Choice Trolley Trip: 7:30am-10:30am Leaders: Warren Cairo, Claudia Burns, Karen Thompson Dennis Creek WMA: Conswell Rd – 8:06am 51 species Species Count Clapper Rail 3 Laughing Gull 10 Herring Gull 4 Great Black-backed Gull 3 Forster’s Tern 1 Royal Tern 10 Double-crested Cormorant 7 Great Blue Heron 2 Great…...

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Cape May Fall Festival – October 14, 2022

Leader’s Choice Trolley Trip: 7:30am-10:30am Leaders: Michael O’Brien, Louise Zemaitis 62 species Species Count Mute Swan 1 Gadwall 3 American Wigeon 2 Northern Pintail 1 Surf Scoter 2 Black Scoter 10 Mourning Dove 10 peep sp. 1 Laughing Gull 20 Herring Gull 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Great Black-backed Gull…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – October 12, 2022

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 22 species Species Count Canada Goose 45 Mute Swan 2 Northern Shoveler 25 Mallard 6 Northern Pintail 1 Green-winged Teal 6 Mourning Dove 6 Virginia Rail 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Great Black-backed Gull 1 Double-crested Cormorant 2 Great…...

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Migration at the Point – October 12, 2022

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: 53°F Winds: N mph Weather Conditions: clear 59 species Species Count Canada Goose 4 Mute Swan 21 Gadwall 4 Eurasian Wigeon 1 American Wigeon 11 Mallard 9 American Black Duck 2 Northern Pintail 3 Green-winged Teal 4 Surf Scoter 1 Black Scoter…...

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Birding Northwood and Beyond – October 11, 2022

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Bert Hixon, Erik Bruhnke Temp: 62°F Winds: W 5-8 mph Weather Conditions: sunny 48 species Species Count Mute Swan 2 Mallard 4 Mourning Dove 7 Great Black-backed Gull 1 Great Blue Heron 1 Great Egret 1 Osprey 2 Northern Harrier 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 Cooper’s…...

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Birding the Meadows – October 10, 2022

Leaders (7:30am) group 1: Mary Watkins, Jackie Parker, Brian Moscatello Leaders (7:45am) group 2: Bill Roach, Mary Jane Roach, Erik Bruhnke, Barry Hershfeld Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 7:30am Group 51 species Species Count Canada Goose 56 Mute Swan 2 Blue-winged Teal 1 Northern Shoveler 4 Gadwall 1 Mallard 6 American…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – October 9, 2022

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Ruth Bergstrom, Bernie Hodgdon, Eileen Mathers Temp: 57°F Winds: WNW 7 mph Weather Conditions: sunny 43 species Species Count Mallard 2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5 Mourning Dove 4 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Laughing Gull 2 Ring-billed Gull 2 Herring Gull 3 Great Black-backed Gull 12 Royal Tern…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – October 9, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Alan Crawford Temp: 54°F Winds: NW 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: sunny Many birds were zipping by this morning, but some stopped to be admired. Among the thirteen species of warblers seen were a couple of close Black-throated Greens, as well as a few Pine, Palm,…...

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The Big Sip at Natali Vineyards – October 9, 2022

Leaders: Adehl Schwaderer, Brittany Welsh and CMBO volunteers, staff, family, and friends Temp: 53°F Winds: N mph Weather Conditions: clear The Big Sip was CMBO’s version of the Big Sit, an international birding event started by the New Haven Bird Club. During the Big Sit, individuals or teams compete to…...

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