CMBO Field Trip Reports

Higbee Beach Birding – April 16, 2021

Leaders: Melissa Roach, Mary Watkins, Will Kaselow, Chris Marks, Dave Pollard Temp: 45-55°F Winds:  WNW 12-15 mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy   31 species Species Count Laughing Gull 75 Herring Gull 20 Great Black-backed Gull 4 Common Loon 1 Double-crested Cormorant 8 Turkey Vulture 3 Osprey 2 Bald Eagle 3…...

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Birds of Belleplain State Forest – April 15, 2021

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Shaun Bamford, Lynn Pollard Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: The first-in-two years Birds of Belleplain State Forest took place in mildly inclement weather and a steady drizzle. The event began in the headquarters parking lot with point-blank, eye-level views of a gloriously fresh-plumaged male Yellow-throated Warbler, a breeding…...

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Migration at the Point – April 14, 2021

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: 52° F Winds:  S 0-5 mph Weather Conditions:  sunny 49 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 10 Gadwall 7 Mallard 5 Surf Scoter 7 Surf/Black Scoter 9 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 6 Mourning Dove 17 Sanderling 3 Parasitic Jaeger 1…...

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Hidden Corners of Belleplain – April 13, 2021

Leaders: Janet Crawford, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 25 species Species Count Canada Goose 3 Mourning Dove 1 Turkey Vulture 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Eastern Phoebe 2 Blue Jay 2 Fish Crow 3 Carolina Chickadee 4 Tufted Titmouse 11 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6 Eastern…...

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E-Z Birding at Northwood – April 13, 2021

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Sharon Meeker Temp: 50-55° F Winds:  0 mph Weather Conditions:  mostly cloudy 45 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 2 Gadwall 1 Mallard 8 Mourning Dove 2 Herring Gull 5 Common Loon 1 Great Blue Heron 1 Turkey Vulture 6 Osprey 2 Red-shouldered…...

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Birding the Meadows – April 12, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Temp: 52° F Winds:  N 10-12 mph Weather Conditions:   South Cape May Meadows – 7:16 am 32 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 4 Gadwall 6 Mallard 10 Green-winged Teal 35 Mourning Dove 1 American Oystercatcher 6 Dunlin 1 Short-billed Dowitcher 3…...

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Birding Cape May Point – April 10, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 54°F Winds:  SE 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: mostly sunny The predicted rain never arrived and it was a beautiful spring day at the Park. Purple Martins are back at the martin houses, making a racket in the parking lot. Tree Swallows are vying for…...

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Belleplain Hotspots – April 10, 2021

Leaders: Bert Hixon, BJ Pinnock Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:   46 species Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  2 Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2 Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)  12 Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  6 Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)  62 Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  2 Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  78 Great Blue Heron (Ardea…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – April 9, 2021

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Dave Pollard Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:   35 species Species Count Canada Goose 8 Mallard 6 Mourning Dove 5 Sanderling 8 Laughing Gull 25 Herring Gull 5 Great Black-backed Gull 3 Northern Gannet 7 Double-crested Cormorant 60 Great Egret 1 Turkey Vulture 5 Osprey 3 Northern Harrier…...

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Birds of Nummy Island – April 7, 2021

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks Temp: 56°F Winds:  W 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: clear   Nummy Island – 4:33pm 26 species Species Count Brant (Atlantic) 35 American Black Duck 4 Black Scoter 1 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5 Mourning Dove 2 Clapper Rail 2 American Oystercatcher 8…...

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