CMBO Field Trip Reports

Nightfall at Jake’s Landing – March 14, 2021

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, BJ Pinnock, Bert Hixon Temp: 57°F Winds:  WNW 18-30 mph Weather Conditions:   11 species Species Count American Black Duck 22 Mourning Dove 1 Dunlin 850 Ring-billed Gull 12 Herring Gull 7 Turkey Vulture 6 Northern Harrier 5 Bald Eagle 9 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Eastern…...

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Birding the Meadows – March 15, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: 30°F Winds:  20 mph Weather Conditions:   33 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 1 Gadwall 10 Mallard 6 Green-winged Teal 56 Ring-necked Duck 8 Surf Scoter 2 Black Scoter 9 Bufflehead 8 Red-breasted Merganser 9 Mourning Dove 1 Killdeer…...

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Sunday Morning at Turkey Point – March 14, 2021

Leaders: Janet Crawford, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:   Glades Wildlife Refuge – 8:00 am 13 species Species Count Snow Goose 45 Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 12 Tundra Swan 2 American Black Duck 132 Green-winged Teal 126 Bufflehead 42 Ruddy Duck 4 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Northern…...

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Birding Cape May Point – March 13, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Kyle Chelius Temp: Winds: NNW 5-15 mph Weather Conditions: Sunny Birds are definitely on the move as migration starts to intensify. Hundreds of Northern Gannets were diving in the rips off Cape May Point, many of the ducks have already left for their breeding grounds and Pine…...

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Sunday Morning at Turkey Point – March 7, 2021

Leaders: Janet Crawford, Chris Marks Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 29 species Species Count Canada Goose 26 Mute Swan 15 Gadwall 10 American Black Duck 20 Green-winged Teal 250 Ring-necked Duck 2 Bufflehead 32 Hooded Merganser 2 Ruddy Duck 9 Ring-billed Gull 2 Herring Gull 18 Great Blue Heron 2 Black…...

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Nightfall at Jake’s Landing – March 7, 2021

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, BJ Pinnock, Bert Hixon Temp: 41° F Winds: WNW 14-20 mph Weather Conditions: Clear 15 species Species Count Snow Goose 125 Canada Goose 20 Mute Swan 1 American Black Duck 25 Dunlin 12 Ring-billed Gull 8 Herring Gull 12 Great Black-backed Gull 1 Great Blue…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – March 7, 2021

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Ruth Bergstrom, Eileen Mathers, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 35° F Winds: NW 8 mph Weather Conditions: 24 species Species Count Mute Swan 2 Gadwall 7 American Black Duck 4 Surf Scoter 1 Black Scoter 4 Red-breasted Merganser 5 Mourning Dove 2 Sanderling 4 Ring-billed Gull 12 Herring Gull…...

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Birding Cape May Point – March 6, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Kyle Chelius, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 35° F Winds: N 10-15 mph Weather Conditions: Sunny The Hermit Thrush below was pretty cooperative during this morning’s Point walk, showing off its contrasting rusty tail, drooping wings and spotted breast. Both White and Red-breasted Nuthatches were busily feeding and calling,…...

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Coastal Birding at Stone Harbor Point – February 27, 2021

Leaders: Chris Marks, Lynn Pollard, Dave Pollard Temp: 54° F Winds: WSW 14-19mph Weather Conditions: overcast Stone Harbor Point – 1:04pm 14 species Species Count Brant (Atlantic) 65 American Black Duck 85 Surf Scoter 12 Black Scoter 6 Long-tailed Duck 8 Sanderling 36 Purple Sandpiper 18 Greater Yellowlegs 3 Ring-billed…...

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Birding Cape May Point – February 20, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 28° F Winds: NW 25mph Weather Conditions: clear/windy Today’s walk reminded me once again why we get up early on a cold winter’s morning and go birding. Any of a number of things would have made it worthwhile: the flock of pipits that landed…...

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