CMBO Field Trip Reports

Migration at the Point – April 7, 2021

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: 52°F Winds:  NW 0-5 mph Weather Conditions: mostly sunny   50 species Species Count Canada Goose 5 Mute Swan 2 Gadwall 18 Mallard 12 American Black Duck 2 Green-winged Teal 3 Ring-necked Duck 5 Black Scoter 14 Red-breasted Merganser 13 Rock Pigeon…...

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Birding the Meadows – April 5, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: 50° F Winds:  5-10 mph Weather Conditions:   40 species Species Count Canada Goose 10 Mute Swan 2 Blue-winged Teal 2 Northern Shoveler 2 Gadwall 10 Mallard 14 American Black Duck 2 Northern Pintail 1 Green-winged Teal 32 scoter sp. 4 Bufflehead…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – April 4, 2021

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Eileen Mathers, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 46° F Winds: SW 9 mph Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy   40 species Species Count Mute Swan 2 Mallard 8 American Black Duck 2 Ring-necked Duck 2 Surf Scoter 4 Black Scoter 35 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Mourning Dove 6 American…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – April 4, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Janet Crawford Temp: 50° F Winds: SW 0-5mph Weather Conditions: Mostly cloudy This morning’s first-of-season walk at the CHC WMA was full of bird song with the ringing tones of American Robins, Northern Cardinals, Northern Flickers and Field Sparrows filling the air. At least three Common Loons…...

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Birding Cape May Point – April 3, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Kyle Chelius, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 38°F Winds:  W 15-20 mph Weather Conditions: sunny Though it felt like winter, it looked like spring at the State Park this morning. Northern Gannets were in feeding close, diving between pods of dolphin. Osprey called overhead, Field Sparrows were sitting up…...

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Poor Man’s Pelagic – March 20, 2021

Leaders: Melissa Roach, Mary Watkins, Janet Crawford, Alan Crawford Temp: 58°F Winds:  12 mph Weather Conditions: sunny   Cape May Lewes Ferry – NJ Waters – 12:49 PM 25 species Species Count Brant 40 Surf Scoter 50 White-winged Scoter 2 Black Scoter 15 Surf/Black Scoter 15 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)…...

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Birding the Meadows – March 29, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: 47° F Winds: W 22mph Weather Conditions: 29 species Species Count Canada Goose 4 Mute Swan 1 Northern Shoveler 1 Gadwall 14 Mallard 8 Northern Pintail 1 Green-winged Teal 64 Ring-necked Duck 8 Surf Scoter 1 Surf/Black Scoter 20 Bufflehead 5 Rock…...

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Birding Cape May Point – March 27, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Kyle Chelius Temp: 60° F Winds: SW 0-5mph Weather Conditions: sunny Though it’s only March, signs of spring migration are everywhere at the State Park. Eastern Phoebes, Pine Warblers, Tree Swallows and Field Sparrows were all perched up and singing. Most of the ducks are gone but…...

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Birding the Meadows – March 22, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins, Eileen Mathers Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:   34 species Species Count Canada Goose 4 Mute Swan 4 Northern Shoveler 3 Gadwall 6 American Wigeon 1 Mallard 10 Northern Pintail 7 Green-winged Teal 39 Ring-necked Duck 9 Bufflehead 10 Mourning Dove 3 Killdeer 5…...

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Birding Cape May Point – March 20, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Kyle Chelius, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 38° F Winds: N 0-5mph Weather Conditions: sunny It was a good day to be out birding in Cape May, chilly but sunny and still, AND the First Day of Spring! A gorgeous male Wood Duck was hanging out with some Mallards…...

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