CMBO Field Trip Reports

Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – October 10, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford Temp: 70° F Winds:  NE 15-20 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy Despite a stiff breeze and overcast skies, the birding was good at CHC WMA today. A Savannah Sparrow, perhaps exhausted from its nocturnal flight, perched on a grass stalk, allowing us to study all its field marks.…...

Read more

Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – October 9, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 66° F Winds:  NE 13 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy The Beanery is a good place to find sparrows in the fall. We had a nice variety there this morning, including Savannah, Song and White-throated sparrows, but few were as cooperative as the Swamp Sparrows which perched…...

Read more

Higbee Beach Birding – October 8, 2021

Leaders (7:30am): Melissa Roach, Chris Marks, Jackie Parker Leaders (7:45am): Mary Watkins, Dave Pollard, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 7:30am Group 36 species Species Count Black Scoter 50 Herring Gull 6 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Great Blue Heron 2 Osprey 4 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Bald Eagle 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 8…...

Read more

E-Z Birding at the Point – October 7, 2021

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 36 species Species Count Mute Swan 30 Blue-winged Teal 5 Northern Shoveler 2 Gadwall 4 Eurasian Wigeon 1 American Wigeon 2 Mallard 12 Green-winged Teal 15 Mourning Dove 4 Herring Gull 5 Double-crested Cormorant 5 Great Blue Heron 2 Black Vulture…...

Read more

Twilight Walk at the Meadows – October 6, 2021

Leaders: Lynn Pollard, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 39 species Species Count Canada Goose 38 Mute Swan 4 Blue-winged Teal 11 Northern Shoveler 10 Mallard 6 Green-winged Teal 6 scoter sp. 14 Mourning Dove 2 Virginia Rail 3 Sora 4 Stilt Sandpiper 4 Least Sandpiper 5 Semipalmated Sandpiper 15…...

Read more

Migration at the Point – October 6, 2021

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 54 species Species Count Mute Swan 8 Gadwall 2 Eurasian Wigeon 1 American Wigeon 11 Mallard 20 American Black Duck 1 Green-winged Teal 8 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1 Mourning Dove 6 Sanderling 2 Laughing Gull 7 Herring Gull…...

Read more

Birding Northwood and Beyond – October 5, 2021

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 68° F Winds:  light winds Weather Conditions: mostly cloudy 49 species Species Count Mute Swan 6 Mallard 8 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Mourning Dove 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Laughing Gull 3 Double-crested Cormorant 3 Great Egret 1 Black Vulture 2 Turkey Vulture 16…...

Read more

Birding the Meadows – October 4, 2021

Leaders (7:30am group): Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Leaders (7:45am group): Bill Roache, Mary Jane Roache Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:   7:30am Group 33 species Species Count Canada Goose 4 Mute Swan 2 Blue-winged Teal 8 Northern Shoveler 4 Gadwall 4 Mallard 8 Green-winged Teal 14 Virginia Rail 2 Sora 2…...

Read more

Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – October 3, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford Temp: 69° F Winds:  SW 9 mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy Sparrows are on the move, with White-throated, Swamp and Savannah seen this morning at Cox Hall Creek. A skein of Double-created Cormorants migrated high overhead, an adult Bald Eagle flew in low right over the…...

Read more

Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – October 2, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 51° F Winds:  WSW 5 mph Weather Conditions: sunny The arrival of Yellow-rumped warblers was very evident this morning at the Rea Farm as they flitted and chipped along the pond edges. The fall influx of sparrows has also begun; we had a White-…...

Read more