CMBO Field Trip Reports

Birds of Nummy Island – May 1, 2024

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks Temp: 65°F Winds: SSE 3-5 mph Weather Conditions: clear Stone Harbor Point – 4:30pm 29 species Species Count Black Scoter 5 Mourning Dove 2 American Oystercatcher 2 Semipalmated Plover 2 Piping Plover 1 Willet (Eastern) 2 Ruddy Turnstone 4 Sanderling 10 Dunlin 20 Purple Sandpiper…...

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Migration at the Point – May 1, 2024

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Brian Moscatello Temp: 55°F Winds:   N 5-8mph Weather Conditions: mostly cloudy 57 species Species Count Canada Goose 3 Mute Swan 4 Mallard 1 Surf Scoter 6 Black Scoter 11 Mourning Dove 15 Chimney Swift 12 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 American Oystercatcher 2 Killdeer 1 Whimbrel 2…...

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Hidden Corners of Belleplain – April 30, 2024

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon, Sharon Meeker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Sunny, warm, breezy. Lots of birdsong…. lots of leaves! Sumner Ave Spray Fields– 7:22am 14 species Species Count Mourning Dove 2 Laughing Gull 17 American Crow 4 Carolina Chickadee 2 Tufted Titmouse 3 Carolina Wren 2 Eastern…...

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E-Z Birding at Northwood – April 30, 2024

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Alan Crawford Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Glorious, warm morning in the beautiful backyard habitat at Cape May Bird Observatory’s Northwood Center. Participants were treated to looks at fresh breeding plumage on Northern Parula, Blackpoll and quite appropriately, Cape May Warblers. For the second week in a row,…...

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Birding the Meadows – April 29, 2024

Leaders: Karen Thompson, Brian Moscatello, MJ Roache, John McElroy, Barry Hershfeld  Temp:  Winds:   Weather Conditions:  43 species  Species  Count  Canada Goose  2  Mute Swan  2  Gadwall  4  Mallard  14  Black Scoter  3  Mourning Dove  2  American Oystercatcher  8  Killdeer  6  Solitary Sandpiper  1  Greater Yellowlegs  2  Least Sandpiper  3  Bonaparte’s…...

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Exploring Atlantic County – April 28, 2024

Leaders: Chris Marks, Shaun Bamford, Mary Watkins  Temp: 62°F  Winds:  SW 3-5 mph  Weather Conditions: overcast to clear  47 species  Species  Count  Canada Goose  4  Mourning Dove  6  Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1  Greater Yellowlegs  2  Laughing Gull  5  Herring Gull  2  Great Egret  1  Turkey Vulture  3  Osprey (carolinensis)  1  Bald Eagle  1 …...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – April 28, 2024

Leaders: Alan Crawford and Bernie Hodgdon, assisted by Win Shafer.  Temp: 55 °F  Winds:  Weather Conditions: calm winds, but very cloudy yielding to overcast.  40 species  Species  Count  Canada Goose  4  Mallard  1  Mourning Dove  4  Laughing Gull  8  Double-crested Cormorant  10  Turkey Vulture  1  Osprey  1  Red-bellied Woodpecker  4  Downy…...

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Bird Walk for all People – April 27, 2024

Leaders:  Dave & Lynn Pollard, Holly Lemieux, Dennis McKane  Temp: Winds:   Weather Conditions: 27 species  Species  Count  Canada Goose  6  Mute Swan  12  Mallard  6  Wild Turkey  1  American Oystercatcher  1  Laughing Gull  17  Herring Gull  1  Great Black-backed Gull  1  Forster’s Tern  21  Double-crested Cormorant  1  Green Heron  1 …...

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Birding the Ocean City Rookery – April 26, 2024

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Cindy Bamford, Chris Marks Temp: 55°F Winds:   ESE 10-12mph Weather Conditions: clear 27 species Species Count Brant (Atlantic) 8 Canada Goose 10 Mallard 2 American Black Duck 4 Surf Scoter 7 Black Scoter 10 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Mourning Dove 2 American Oystercatcher 4 Laughing Gull…...

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Shorebirds at Heislerville – April 25, 2024

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Barry Hershfeld, John McElroy Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Heislerville WMA: North impoundment– 1:30pm 14 species Species Count American Black Duck 2 Killdeer 2 Short-billed Dowitcher 4 Greater Yellowlegs 7 Dunlin 300 Laughing Gull X Herring Gull 15 Black Skimmer 3 Forster’s Tern 28 Double-crested Cormorant 220 Great…...

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