CMBO Field Trip Reports

Kick Off Your Year List – January 1, 2021

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Alan Crawford Temp: 45° Winds: 5-10 WNW Weather Conditions: Overcast, rain starting early afternoon   Cape May Point State Park – Hawkwatch Platform 9:11 am 29 species Species Count Canada Goose 24 Mute Swan 17 Tundra Swan 2 Northern Shoveler 5 Gadwall 30…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – December 13, 2020

Leaders: Mary Watkins, MJ Roache, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:   Beautiful morning at Sunset Beach and the Magnesite plant…hard to believe it’s mid-December! Highlights included black and surf scoters, great egret, and golden-crowned kinglet. 31 species Species Count Mute Swan 2 Mallard 6 American Black Duck 3 Green-winged…...

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Harlequin Romance – December 12, 2020

Leaders: Melissa Roach Temp: 57F Winds: South winds 10-13mph (gusts up to 22) Weather Conditions: Cloudy, cool, and windy. The day started with dark, overcast skies with a period of heavy fog, but became mostly cloudy with some blue sky later. Barnegat State Park Lighthouse – 9:55 a.m. 22 species Species Count Brant…...

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Birding Cape May Point – December 12, 2020

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Kyle Chelius Temp: 50° F Winds: S 0-5 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy   45 species Species Count Canada Goose 15 Mute Swan 45 Tundra Swan 3 Northern Shoveler 14 Gadwall 44 American Wigeon 30 Mallard 35 Northern Pintail 5 Ring-necked Duck 20 Long-tailed Duck 1 Bufflehead 12…...

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Birding Cape May Point – December 5, 2020

Leaders: Kathy Horn Temp: 42° F Winds: NW 30-35 mph Weather Conditions: Rain – Light to Heavy   44 species Species Count Canada Goose 18 Mute Swan 65 Tundra Swan 3 Blue-winged Teal 1 Northern Shoveler 14 Gadwall 75 American Wigeon 48 Mallard 35 Northern Pintail 15 Green-winged Teal 30…...

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Brigantine and Mott’s Creek Special Field Trip 11/28/20

Leaders: Chris Marks, Barb Bassett, and Mary Watkins Temp: 54° F – 58° F Winds: West 2-10 mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy   44 species Species Count Brant 2500 Canada Goose 150 Mute Swan 2 Tundra Swan 3 Northern Shoveler 60 Gadwall 40 Mallard 50 American Black Duck 150 Mallard…...

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Birding Cape May Point  – Saturday, December 7, 2019 

Winter is the time for ducks in Cape May since our only locally breeding ducks are mallards, black ducks, wood ducks and, recently, gadwall. We had 13 duck species on this morning’s walk, including a couple of less-common Redheads. Most ducks undergo two molts per year with the 2nd occurring…...

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