CMBO Field Trip Reports

Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – April 24, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 58° F Winds:  SE 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: sunny Yellow-rumped Warblers, which have been around all winter, have just started to sing and they were everywhere on today’s Cox Hall Creek WMA walk, in an interesting array of plumages from drab to…...

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Belleplain Hotspots – April 23, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Ruth Bergstrom, Bert Hixon, BJ Pinnock Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 45 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Wild Turkey 3 Mourning Dove 8 Laughing Gull 150 Ring-billed Gull 25 Herring Gull 2 Common Loon 1 Double-crested Cormorant 45 Black Vulture 3 Turkey Vulture 5 Bald Eagle 1…...

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Birding Cape May Point – April 23, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn Temp: 55° F Winds:  ENE 8 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy The warblers we’re all so eagerly awaiting are gradually showing up. Today we had five species; Common Yellowthroats were singing throughout the park, Prairie Warblers were doing a whispered song, Pine Warblers were trilling, a…...

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A Meadows Afternoon – April 22, 2022

Leaders: Lynn Pollard, Jackie Parker, Chris Dewaghe, Gerry Dewaghe Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 41 species Species Count Canada Goose 3 Mute Swan 2 Blue-winged Teal 8 Northern Shoveler 2 Gadwall 4 Mallard 8 Green-winged Teal 7 Mourning Dove 5 Chimney Swift 1 Sora 1 American Oystercatcher 4 Killdeer 2 Greater…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – April 22, 2022

Leaders (7:30am) group 1: Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Jackie Parker Leaders (7:45am) group 2: Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: 62° F Winds:  NW 1-3 mph Weather Conditions: clear Beautiful spring morning. Prairie and Common Yellow-throated Warblers and White-eyed Vireos are back on site, singing.  A late Red-breasted Merganser…...

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Shorebirds at Heislerville – April 21, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 61° F Winds:   SSE 12-17 mph Weather Conditions: overcast Heislerville WMA – 1:26pm 34 species Species Count Canada Goose 11 Mute Swan 2 Blue-winged Teal 6 Gadwall 1 American Black Duck 2 Bufflehead 4 Red-breasted Merganser 6 Mourning Dove 2 Clapper Rail…...

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Birds of Nummy Island – April 20, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Cindy Bamford Temp: 61° F Winds:   NW 10-15 mph Weather Conditions: clear 28 species Species Count Brant 150 American Black Duck 6 Red-breasted Merganser 8 Horned Grebe 2 Mourning Dove 6 American Oystercatcher 14 Black-bellied Plover 8 Dunlin 275 Greater Yellowlegs 3 Willet (Eastern) 2…...

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Migration at the Point – April 20, 2022

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Emily Miller Temp: 45° F Winds:   NW 20-25 mph Weather Conditions: sunny 41 species Species Count Canada Goose 3 Mute Swan 1 Mallard 5 Surf/Black Scoter 18 Mourning Dove 13 American Oystercatcher 2 Laughing Gull 50 Ring-billed Gull 2 Herring Gull 25 Lesser…...

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Hidden Corners of Belleplain – April 19, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 44° F Winds:   W 20-25 mph Weather Conditions: mostly sunny Very windy and chilly making for challenging birding! Most birds identified by ear. Still an enjoyable experience. 35 species Species Count Canada Goose 3 Wild Turkey 4 Mourning Dove 4 Laughing Gull…...

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E-Z Birding at Northwood – April 19, 2022

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 44° F Winds:   W 20-25 mph Weather Conditions: mostly sunny 33 species Species Count Canada Goose 1 Mute Swan 2 Mourning Dove 3 Laughing Gull 1 Herring Gull 15 Forster’s Tern 2 Double-crested Cormorant 26 Black Vulture 3 Turkey Vulture 1 Osprey 2 Blue…...

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